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.
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.
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!