Disclosure: I received a complimentary subscription to SpiritClips to sample the service. All opinions and inspirations are 100% Reel Mama.
Here at Reel Mama, I am all about recommending resources for family friendly films, and I’m excited to let you know about a wonderful new resource for family friendly entertainment: SpiritClips, a subscription streaming video service from Hallmark.
Ever since a Captain Morgan’s ad popped up in a side bar ad on Youtube while watching a Sesame Street clip, I have been actively searching for alternatives where my daughter and I can enjoy worry-free online viewing, and we found it with Hallmark SpiritClips. Some fun kids’ films you might check out on Hallmark SpiritClips on a lazy summer afternoon are Muppets in Space, Milo and Otis, and Open Season.
I love the layout of SpiritClips: it’s clean and crisp, and not at all hard to find the programming you want. Some of my favorite Hollywood classic films are available, like A League of Their Own, Big Fish, Life is Beautiful, and Good Will Hunting.
SpiritClips is also the only place you’ll find Hallmark Hall of Fame® movies online. The Lost Valentine (2011), starring everybody’s favorite Golden Girl Betty White, is about a woman whose husband goes missing in World War II. She returns every year to Union Station, the last place she saw him, to honor his memory. A TV reporter learns of the story, and decides to investigate the husband’s disappearance, learning about herself and love in the process. Another standout Hallmark movie to check out is Gifted Hands, about neurosurgeon Ben Carson (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Carson overcame failure in school to become one of the top medical professionals in the United States.
Another reason I love SpiritClips Hallmark is all the fantastic shorts that are available, including originals. Several you won’t want to miss are the Oscar-winning “God of Love,” a cute romantic comedy featuring a hipster Cupid. “The Lost Thing,” also an animated Oscar winner, is not to be missed. It’s about a boy who wants to help a very unusual creature find a home.
Finally, don’t miss Hallmark SpiritClips’ original short “Camp Harmony,” about a camp for LA’s homeless children, many of whom are seeing the ocean for the first time. I admit it: I cried.
SpiritClips is sure to have a few tearjerkers. This is Hallmark after all, but whatever you are in the mood for, Hallmark SpiritClips films will never have an R rating, excessive violence, language, or nudity. There is of course a time and place for irreverence, political agendas, and divisive social issues, but sometimes you just aren’t in the mood to deal with them, and you won’t find them at Hallmark SpiritClips either.
Use Hallmark SpiritClips on the device of your choice: smart phone, tablet, computer, and devices that stream to your TV including Roku, Boxee, GoogleTV, SamsungTV, and NeoTV.