This was a surprisingly good crop of holiday-themed movies this year (I should say Christmas-themed since there isn’t any mention of Hanukkah or other holidays). Since I didn’t review any of the movies individually, I’ll use this post to do a quick catch up of all the movies after first announcing the Hallmark Holiday Movie of the Year.
Hallmark Movie of the Year (Holiday Edition):
My Christmas Love (6.84) – Hopeless romantic, egocentric serial dater thinks she gets all the gifts from the Twelve Days of Christmas song. They aren’t even for her. The gifts were fun and the rest of the cast was hilarious.
A Heavenly Christmas (6.81) – Workaholic actually seems happier in death than in life.
Mistletoe Promise (6.79) – Woman looks like she should be a White Walker from Game of Thrones, but is still charming as the fake girlfriend.
Dishonorable Mention: A Nutcracker Christmas (5.69) – An overly ambitious project for Hallmark falls flat on its face. The actors couldn’t dance and the dancers couldn’t act.
Christmas List (6.62) – Perfectionist tries to have the perfect Christmas because her mother never let her have it.
Broadcasting Christmas (6.61) – Woman competes against her ex-boyfriend for her dream job. Again.
Sleigh Bells Ring (6.56) – Woman tries to organize a Christmas parade in two weeks. Made more difficult since she tries to use Santa’s sleigh and it keeps disappearing.
A Wish for Christmas (6.55) – Woman wishes she had courage for Christmas. She turns into miss bossy-pants.
Love You Like Christmas (6.55) – Woman finds her Christmas spirit when she is trapped in a Christmas-obsessed town.
A Dream of Christmas (6.55) – Woman wishes she had never married. Not even a little bit like It’s a Wonderful Life.
My Christmas Dream (6.51) – Woman falls in love with an employee that she fired. Gives up her dream job for some reason.
Christmas Cookies (6.28) – Marketing executive goes to small town to shut down a Christmas cookie factory.
Every Christmas Has a Story (6.24) – Reporter says she hates Christmas so is forced to find her Christmas spirit in a small town.
A December Bride (6.18) – Woman is expected to forgive her cousin for stealing her fiancé because “she’s family”
Looks Like Christmas (6.18) – Single man tries to give his daughter a special Christmas, butts heads with local OCD woman.
Christmas in Homestead (6.13) – Movie star falls in love with small town mayor. Movie basically admits that it will never work.
Journey Back to Christmas (6.01) – Pfft, who actually think Hallmark can get time travel right?