A Shoe Addict’s Christmas

Candace Cameron… Everyone’s favorite DJ! But seriously, let’s just talk about her for a moment. I would like to give her the nickname, the Christmas Hallmark Queen. She thoroughly loves Christmas, she loves the Hallmark Channel, and so these movies are a natural for her. I love her passion for it, and I always look forward to seeing her movies every year. I really liked this one, in fact it might be one of my favorite of hers.

It was a good tie into the Christmas Classic, A Christmas Carol, seeing what your life would be like if you had made different decisions. That is something that I think most people think about often. It was neat to see her realize that, and make changes that will in turn make her happier in the end. I also liked the connection it had to God and the impact faith and belief has on peoples lives.

I’m going to give this one a 8.5 out of 10, but if I was rating on how much I love Candace Cameron, I’d give her a 10 out of 10. 

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Christmas Everlasting

Well done, Hallmark Movie Hall of Fame, you killed it again. This movie was really good, it pulled on the heart strings and it was different from most Hallmark movies. I was very curious most of the time, trying to put all of the pieces together. I felt terrible that Lucy (Tatyana Ali) carried all of that guilt with her about her sisters accident. Also, I felt like the town was especially critical of her when she came back to visit.

The ending came together really well and I was glad that she was able to  have some closure, and end up with Peter (Dondre Whitfield).  Now I never suspected that Meave was going to be Alice’s daughter, but my friend that I was watching with did suspect that. All in all, it was a great movie. I had a couple of people tell me even before I watched it, that it was a great movie. And those two people happened to be my parents. #HallmarkMoviesImpactFamilies

Overall, I’m rating this one a 8.8 out of 10. 

 

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa

This movie was very cute! One of the better ones of the season, that is for sure. I enjoyed Mark Deklin and Jill Wagner together, I thought they were cute together. I loved that Lisa (Jill Wagner) was able use her skills and experience to help her home town that she loved so much. It was a cute story of how working together can help bring people together and heal old wounds.

Definitely a highlight would be when Kevin and Lisa figure out that they met each other when they were children. It was also sweet that they were able to understand each other better and sacrifice for each other. In the end, we all know what happens… Let’s just say it ends happily. This one is a solid 8.8 out of 10.

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. 

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!