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Thread: Like or dislike the hours Martha Stewart is on Hallmark?

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    Senior Member jlong's Avatar
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    I wish Hallmark would give us more variety in the morning than Martha Stewart. I love their movies and watch them over and over.

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    We switched from Time Warner to ATT Uverse and no longer get the Hallmark Channel :(

    I do like getting the Yankees channel though ( it's called YES for Yankees Entertainment Sports)
    so I'm not complaining although Hallmark is a nice one. My sister watches it a lot.

    What really kills me is we pay so much to get so little. So much stuff on that I have no interest in.

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    I watch little house on the praire on hallmark I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlong
    I wish Hallmark would give us more variety in the morning than Martha Stewart. I love their movies and watch them over and over.
    I don't keep that channel on my play list. Besides, don't you think old Martha is a tad scary?.......lol

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    the first time I saw or heard of Martha, she was on a holiday program, carefully inserting whole sage leaves beneath the skin of a turkey, to make a pattern. I thought to myself,

    "THIS LADY IS CRRRAAAAAZY!!"

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    First time I saw her she went into a separate room. the size of a small bedroom, to decide which china to use for a holiday dinner. She had enough china to open a store. Decided then & there her ideas weren't for me.

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    I had been a devoted Martha Stewart fan since 1996. I have subscribed and collected her magazines (keep EVERY one), purchased her books and other products. I watched or recorded her show daily. One could say I love Martha Stewart.

    However, when her show changed I began watching less and less. Since she has been on Hallmark I think I've watched one or two shows. I don't care for the new format and the way that she frequently interrupts her guests when they are speaking. Even the magazine does not hold as much wonder for me anymore. I will be ending my subscription in December. I'm sad about it but I live in the real world and I think I've developed less tolerance for the perfect world she has created on her show and magazine.

    I like to watch Little House on the Prairie and I liked having the two episodes on in the afternoon.

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    Martha is on Hallmark? lol, I have ALL of the Martha guidelines in my rolodex, so I don't need to watch her:

    MARTHA STEWART'S HOLIDAY CALENDAR
    December 1
    Blanch carcass from Thanksgiving turkey. Spray paint gold, turn
    upside down and use as a sleigh to hold Christmas cards.

    December 2
    Have Mormon Tabernacle Choir record outgoing Christmas message
    for answering machine.

    December 3
    Using candlewick and hand gilded miniature pinecones, fashion
    cat-o-nine tails. Flog gardener.

    December 4
    Repaint Sistine Chapel ceiling in ecru, with mocha trim.

    December 5
    Get new eyeglasses. Grind lenses myself.

    December 6
    Fax family Christmas newsletter to Pulitzer committee for
    consideration.

    December 7
    Debug Windows XP.

    December 8
    Create snow sculpture replica of Bethlehem at the birth of Christ.

    December 9
    Align carpets to adjust for curvature of Earth.

    December 10
    Lay Faberge egg.

    December 11
    Erect ice skating rink in front yard using spring water I bottled
    myself.
    Open for neighborhood children's use. Create festive mood by
    handmaking snow and playing my Christmas album.

    December 12
    Collect dentures. They make excellent pastry cutters, particularly
    for
    decorative pie crusts.

    December 13
    Install plumbing in gingerbread house.

    December 14
    Replace air in mini-van tires with Glade 'holiday scents' in case
    tires
    are shot out at mall.

    December 15
    Take dog apart. Disinfect. Reassemble.

    December 16
    Child proof the Christmas tree with garland of razor wire.

    December 17
    Outfit neighborhood rats with tiny antlers.

    December 18
    Adjust legs of chairs so each Christmas dinner guests will be same
    height when sitting at their assigned seats.

    December 19
    Dip sheep and cows in egg whites and roll in confectioner's sugar
    to
    add a festive touch to the pasture.

    December 20
    Drain city reservoir; refill with mulled cider, orange slices, and
    cinnamon sticks.

    December 21
    Float votive candles in toilet.

    December 22
    Seed clouds for white Christmas.

    December 23
    Do my annual good deed. Go to several stores. Be seen engaged in
    last minute Christmas shopping, thus making many people feel less
    inadequate than they really are.

    December 24
    Bear son. Swaddle. Lay in color coordinated manger scented with
    homemade potpourri.

    December 25
    Alphabetize all the Christmas gifts for family and friends and
    cross-reference by color and size.

    December 26
    Write and mail Christmas thank-you notes. Order cards for next
    Christmas. Estimate number of cards needed by allowing for making
    new friends and actuarially appropriate death rates for current
    friends and relatives.

    December 27
    Organize spice racks by genus and phylum.

    December 28
    Build snowman in exact likeness of God.

    December 29
    Hand sew 365 quilts, each using 365 material squares I weaved
    myself used to represent the 365 days of the year. Donate to local
    orphanages.

    December 30
    Release flock of white doves, each individually decorated with
    olive
    branches, to signify desire of world peace.

    December 31
    New Year's Eve! Give staff their resolutions. Call a friend in
    each time
    zone of the world as the clock strikes midnight in that time zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Martha is on Hallmark? lol, I have ALL of the Martha guidelines in my rolodex, so I don't need to watch her:

    MARTHA STEWART'S HOLIDAY CALENDAR
    December 1
    Blanch carcass from Thanksgiving turkey. Spray paint gold, turn
    upside down and use as a sleigh to hold Christmas cards.

    December 2
    Have Mormon Tabernacle Choir record outgoing Christmas message
    for answering machine.

    December 3
    Using candlewick and hand gilded miniature pinecones, fashion
    cat-o-nine tails. Flog gardener.

    December 4
    Repaint Sistine Chapel ceiling in ecru, with mocha trim.

    December 5
    Get new eyeglasses. Grind lenses myself.

    December 6
    Fax family Christmas newsletter to Pulitzer committee for
    consideration.

    December 7
    Debug Windows XP.

    December 8
    Create snow sculpture replica of Bethlehem at the birth of Christ.

    December 9
    Align carpets to adjust for curvature of Earth.

    December 10
    Lay Faberge egg.

    December 11
    Erect ice skating rink in front yard using spring water I bottled
    myself.
    Open for neighborhood children's use. Create festive mood by
    handmaking snow and playing my Christmas album.

    December 12
    Collect dentures. They make excellent pastry cutters, particularly
    for
    decorative pie crusts.

    December 13
    Install plumbing in gingerbread house.

    December 14
    Replace air in mini-van tires with Glade 'holiday scents' in case
    tires
    are shot out at mall.

    December 15
    Take dog apart. Disinfect. Reassemble.

    December 16
    Child proof the Christmas tree with garland of razor wire.

    December 17
    Outfit neighborhood rats with tiny antlers.

    December 18
    Adjust legs of chairs so each Christmas dinner guests will be same
    height when sitting at their assigned seats.

    December 19
    Dip sheep and cows in egg whites and roll in confectioner's sugar
    to
    add a festive touch to the pasture.

    December 20
    Drain city reservoir; refill with mulled cider, orange slices, and
    cinnamon sticks.

    December 21
    Float votive candles in toilet.

    December 22
    Seed clouds for white Christmas.

    December 23
    Do my annual good deed. Go to several stores. Be seen engaged in
    last minute Christmas shopping, thus making many people feel less
    inadequate than they really are.

    December 24
    Bear son. Swaddle. Lay in color coordinated manger scented with
    homemade potpourri.

    December 25
    Alphabetize all the Christmas gifts for family and friends and
    cross-reference by color and size.

    December 26
    Write and mail Christmas thank-you notes. Order cards for next
    Christmas. Estimate number of cards needed by allowing for making
    new friends and actuarially appropriate death rates for current
    friends and relatives.

    December 27
    Organize spice racks by genus and phylum.

    December 28
    Build snowman in exact likeness of God.

    December 29
    Hand sew 365 quilts, each using 365 material squares I weaved
    myself used to represent the 365 days of the year. Donate to local
    orphanages.

    December 30
    Release flock of white doves, each individually decorated with
    olive
    branches, to signify desire of world peace.

    December 31
    New Year's Eve! Give staff their resolutions. Call a friend in
    each time
    zone of the world as the clock strikes midnight in that time zone
    When do you find time to quilt with a schedule like that?

    Gold painted Turkey carcass....... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    I think she should have stayed locked up.

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    I'm not a fan of Martha Stewart and wonder why Hallmark has chosen to have her in their daily weekday line up as opposed to the Food Network or HG. Same with Mad Hungry. Wonder what's up with Hallmark these days. I prefer those feel good shows like 7th Heaven, Touched by an Angel, Waltons, Little House on the Prairie types on Hallmark.

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    martha Stewart is way out of my league, we don't live that life style so I do not watch her. I used to love the movies Hallmark had on but now I rarely watch it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiladylei54
    I'm not a fan of Martha Stewart and wonder why Hallmark has chosen to have her in their daily weekday line up as opposed to the Food Network or HG. Same with Mad Hungry. Wonder what's up with Hallmark these days. I prefer those feel good shows like 7th Heaven, Touched by an Angel, Waltons, Little House on the Prairie types on Hallmark.
    This is just my opinion - pure speculation based on nothing factual. I believe that Martha wanted something like OWN (Oprah's network) but either because of timing, financials, regulations she was unable to get it together so she became partners with a channel that was perceived to be weak. I am sure that Hallmark has lost some viewship because of this. I mean Mad Hungry is not that great of a show. The recipes are not bad but I don't need to see performed. The same thing with Everyday Food. It is a great magazine but as a show not so much. Due to the economics in the country things have changed. People can not spend $150 on ingredients for a meal so there is less and less interest in her brand of lifestyle shows.

    Hallmark should return to their original programming or at least leave Martha's show on for 1 hour and drop the rest of it. I think if she wanted to make some additional money (as if she needs any) she should release her old show on DVD. The entire show. She could do two seasons at a time and give Hallmark a cut. They would get a cash infusion, her fans would be happy and then she could stop wasting money producing Mad Hungry.

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    I agree they don't need to be showing so many episodes in a row. They could put it next to movies or reruns of other shows. Variety would be nice.

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    that December calendar is the funniest thing I have ever seen!!! Thanks for the laugh!!

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    Yep, I agree. Too much Martha!

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    OMG I love the calendar.
    Sending a copy to all my family & friends. Thanks so much.

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    I cannot watch Martha. She interrupts her guests and acts very rude to them, as if she knows more than they do. She is very annoying.

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    Way too funny!!!

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    Martha Stewart is a snob...I don't have any more time for her that she would for me...after all, *I* own a microwave! :lol:

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