Last Vermont Christmas

If you have ever been to Vermont you know how magical that place can be, especially in Woodstock. Not sure if the movie was really filmed there, but it sure locked like a gorgeous mountain town. Overall I liked the movie and I really liked the two main actors. Some of the supporting cast were not as experienced, but they did a good job.

I did have a hard time with the story. It seemed like everyone was supportive of the parents moving and selling the house (except for the youngest sister), I guess I just didn’t believe that Nash (Justin Bruening) would not go through with the sale of the house because of that. However, it was a nice gesture and was a big part of the him getting back with Megan (Erin Cahill). I am glad that Megan was able to find true love again after the death of her husband. It was sweet to see a family love a home so much, a lot of people can relate to that.  I would rate this a 7.5 out of 10. 

A Godwink Christmas

I was really looking forward to this one, mainly because of Kathie Lee Gifford. I also love that it took place in Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, probably the perfect setting for a Christmas Hallmark movie. I thought the story line was pretty good and I loved the connection the main character had with her aunt (aren’t aunts the best!) I did think that Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbells relationship was a little bit unrealistic at how quickly it came together. But it was cute nonetheless. Also, I liked how they focused around God putting things together in their lives, it was a nice touch and something I too believe in. I’m giving this one a 8 out of 10. 

Reunited at Christmas

I am going to be very bold and say that this is the best Hallmark Christmas movie of the year. And I know we are only half way through. This movie is everything! First of all, I haven’t seen a movie with Nikki Deloach that I have not liked. One of her other Christmas movies, A Dream of Christmas, is also one of my favorites.

What I liked about this movie is that is was so realistic. It was about a girl who brings her boyfriend home for Christmas. She ends up getting engaged and has a fear about things moving too fast and getting married before she is ready, and she has had some experiences in her past that have also caused her to be a little cautious. That is so applicable to almost every person, which I think means a lot to viewers, when they can relate to the movie.

Her fiance is very understanding and they both are mature about it. They work it out together and in the end (after some heart to heart’s with her family) she realizes how to replace faith with fear. I love that they didn’t have a big misunderstanding (as most Hallmark’s typically do) and you could tell that they both really cared about each other and genuinely wanted it to work out. In the end, it was so touching! You must watch it for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Another positive from the movie is that the acting was so well done for every character. Nikki was fantastic and so was Mike Faiola, one of the best pairings Hallmark has ever done.

If you can’t tell, this is one of my all time favorite Hallmark movies ever! 9.8 out of 10 people!

Christmas in Graceland

How do you beat a Christmas movie involving country music? It’s basically the best of both worlds. Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown sang beautifully together and I would say the singing was the best part of the movie. I liked the movie, but it didn’t pull me in. I will say, that I’m glad it worked out well in the end. I love when movies bring old romances back together. Something about that reminds me of Jane Austen’s book, Persuasion.

I think it had good intentions, but I’ll have to rate it at 6 out of 10. A lot of movies came out this week, so many more posts to come!

Return to Christmas Creek

This movie was just what you expected it to be. A girl returns to her home town, that she left as a 13 year old. It is obvious in the beginning that some soft of falling out had taken place between the main characters father and uncle. I loved that she went home to try to smooth things over and find her Christmas spirit. I thought the app seemed like a stretch. I didn’t think it was very realistic, but they didn’t put a ton of focus on it. My favorite love story may have been between Pamala and Harry. And then they had not one… but two interrupted kisses between Amelia and Mike, which kept the audience on edge, I’m sure!

Overall, I would give this movie a 7 out of 10. We’ve got a lot coming up this week. Buckle up everyone!

Christmas in Love

For whatever reason, I had a hard time getting into this movie. I thought the acting was fine, and I really liked Brooke D’Orsay (playing Ellie Hartman), but it just wasn’t my favorite. The story was cute, but not one that I totally got into. I thought that some of the company parts were a little extreme or unlikely. I did however love the wreaths that she made! I truly don’t have much to say about this one, but I’m giving it a 6 out of 10.

A Veteran’s Christmas

OK, this movie was amazing! I had all the feels watching this one. I loved it for so many reasons. I think this is one of the first Christmas Hallmark movies that has centered around a girls journey coming back after serving overseas. I thought it was perfect how she came across a town that needed her just as much as she needed them. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to come home with not a lot of family around. I love how the town just took her under their wing and loved her. Not to mention Judge Peterson (Sean Faris), who is probably the most perfect character in all of Hallmark movies. He was so cheesy at times, but I loved it so much.

I also just realized that both Sean Faris and Eloise Mumford were in Christmas with Holly, which is one of the all-time Hallmark Movie Classics. They certainly make a great pair. And is it just me, or does Sean remind anyone else of the boy who was on Wishbone, I keep thinking it is the same person, but I looked it up and they aren’t.

I think what really made me like this movie was that it seemed so realistic. It was so well done, you could really capture what each character was going through. They took a real life situation and showed that happy endings are all around us. So good, definitely a 9.1 out of 10. Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 8.31.50 PM.png

It’s Christmas, Eve

I really really liked this movie, probably my favorite so far! I loved the plot, and I thought the character development was spot on. It was your typical heartwarming story of saving the towns music and art programs. I think what really made the movie was LeAnn Rimes. I was v impressed with her acting, and her music took this Hallmark movie to the next level. The ending was one of the best endings in my opinion. Liam Bailey (Tyler Hynes) was so thoughtful to finish the song that Eve’s Dad started to write before he passed away.

All in all, a great movie, I highly recommend it. Definitely a 9 out of 10 for me.

Marrying Father Christmas

Alright, how long have we been waiting for this wedding to happen? This is the third movie for Miranda Chester (Erin Krakow) and Ian McAndrick (Niall Matter) together. I do think they make a fantastic pair. And overall, I have LOVED all of these movies. This one was great, because they finally got married. I’m glad they didn’t make us wait for a wedding as long as we had to in the When Calls the Heart series, which also stars Erin Krakow.

What I like about these movies is that they are a little less predictable. They have more  mystery added which makes the them more exciting to watch. I also thought all of the acting was very well done. My favorite thing about the movie is seeing how much Ian cares for Miranda. He was such a strong support to her through her emotional journey of finding her family. I am so glad they got married, and now… the BIG question is…. Will there be a 4th movie… I can only hope! Maybe they have a baby?

I’m giving this one a 8.8 out of 10. Well done!


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Road to Christmas

OK, anytime we are bringing Chad MM into the Hallmark movies, we know things are getting good. Not sure if this was his first Hallmark or not, but I hope it wasn’t his last. It was a pretty good movie. I thought the story line was a little unrealistic with the short notice of preparation for the Christmas Special. They did throw in a couple of curve balls that I didn’t expect, one being when the power went out right before they went live on the air. I also loved how well Danny and Maggie interacted with each other, I thought the script was VERY well done.

My favorite part was of course the end when all of the family ends up together on Christmas (sorry for the spoiler!) Also, the Mom played by Teryl Rothery is one of my all time favorite Hallmark actresses.

Good movie, and overall I’m giving it a 8.3 out of 10 (mainly because the acting was kicked up a notch for this one). I think it is definitely the best movie I have seen so far this season. More to come!

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