A Majestic Christmas

Jerrika Hinton and Christian Vincent were fantastic! I really hope we see more of them in Hallmarks in the future. I also loved the story, I thought it was very well done. Definitely one of the better ones of the season. I thought the miscommunication part of the movie was a little bit dramatic, but other then that, I really enjoyed it.

I was glad that Nell was able to find the courage to really do what she loves (restoring antiques) and was determined to finish the job that she started. And of course, in turn, Conner was able to find the home that he was longing for. Really well done! Giving it a 8.9 out of 10.

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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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Hope at Christmas

I especially enjoyed this movie. I thought it was very well done. Of course, I felt like the romance came together too quickly, and that both of the main characters made big life-changing decisions very quickly, but that is what love will do to you. Sydney (Scottie Thompson) was fantastic and I loved the dynamic with the local school teacher, Mac (Ryan Paevey). I love how they bonded and in the end, Syd ended up buying the towns book store.

This may sound silly, but I really liked the dynamic between Mac and Syd while they were dating and spending time together. I thought it was cute how they were so open about saying they were going on a date, and having meaningful time together, just something I liked. AND… she totally fell in love with the book her wrote, how sweet is that!

Such a sweet relationship with Mac and Syd. I am just so happy that Syd was able to find love again, that was so great. Also, wouldn’t you love to inherit a house like that from your aunt? I loved that home! I highly recommend this movie! Giving it a 8.9 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.

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. 

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.

Christmas at Pemberley Manor

This was the first movie to kick off the Hallmark Christmas season. Although it had a very cute story line, it wasn’t my favorite Hallmark movie. I thought the comparison between Pride and Prejudice was nice, but the storyline seemed to have a few holes. For example, how could the mayor of a small town pay a huge event planning company to plan their Christmas celebration? And why does one of the wealthiest people (William Darcy) have a college intern as his sidekick instead of a well seasoned employee? AND… how did William get board approval to not sell Pemberley Manor in such a quick amount of time? But with all that being said, I thought it was cute and the acting was great. Plus, I loved seeing Elaine Hendrix (Caroline) again, totally placed her immediately from one of my all time favorite movies, The Parent Trap. Overall I would give this movie a 6.5 out of 10. 


Here is a pic from the ending scene, where William and Elizabeth realized they not only saved the towns Christmas celebration, but they also saved each other.

Also, the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas app is everything I could have hoped for! I encourage everyone to download it!

Three new Christmas Hallmarks this coming weekend, it’s getting serious!