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 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!

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 Joy

OK, here we go again. Let’s chat about the new Christmas movie, Christmas Joy. It’s about a cite girl named, Joy. She comes home to help take care of her aunt and ends up getting roped into all of the hometown Christmas festivities. AND she reconnects with a guy she used to know, Ben Andrews. Conveniently, Ben’s Mom and Joy’s aunt are very good friends. Overall, I liked the storyline, and I liked both of the main actors.

As we all know, the ending of most Hallmark movies revolves around some sort of disagreement, some more believable then others.  SPOILER ALERT: When Ben left the party in DC, I thought it was because he overheard something Joy had said, but instead he left because he could not see himself in that world. It was nice to not have a big predictable argument between the two main actors.

Now, if I could take out one part of the movie, it would be when Ben’s Mom pulled him aside during his “outing” with Joy, just to quiz him down if he was on a date with her. I would hope that most mothers would wait until later to have that conversation with their son.

Of course, we had some cheesy moments and some, but I think that’s why we all like these Hallmark movies. I thought the dialogue between Ben and Joy was really well done, actually.

All in all, it wasn’t bad at all. I’ll probably be giving it a 6.7 out of 10. 

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