By Susie Snowflake
Ever since I discovered the Hallmark Christmas movies, I’ve been HOOKED. I mean, who DOESN’T love a happy ending? But I’ll be the first to admit that some of the movies in the past have been beyond sappy. Not so in 2018 though – this Christmas season was the best by far. And at the top of that list of greats is “A Return to Christmas Creek.”
This movie has all the expected ingredients: small-town charm, Christmas traditions, romance and love. But it’s also full of some of life’s more realistic “messy moments,” like family feuds, individual mistakes, and reminders of what’s really important –sacrificing for the people you love.
“A Return to Christmas Creek” features tech-savvy app developer Amelia, who decides to forego her annual trip to Turks and Caicos over Christmas to return to her childhood home, Christmas Creek. There she reconnects with her uncle, whom she hasn’t seen in nearly two decades because of a fight he and her dad got into over the family business. Amelia not only reconnects with her uncle, but she also reconnects with her childhood bff, Mike, who has moved back to town and is still in love with her. Suffice it to say that they are perfect for each other and there is a happily ever after ending!
The true magic of this movie is not only the love stories (Amelia’s uncle also has his own chance to find love again) but also the themes that are dear to Hallmark viewers’ hearts: families coming together to create and share memories, individuals sacrificing for those they love, and the truth that Christmas wishes can come true!
I give this a 9.8/10.