For What It's Worth

Friday, November 18, 2016

Cheesetastic Christmas movie reviews (#2)



I’ll be reviewing the new Hallmark Christmas movies each week. You can catch last week's reviews here.

On to the movies!

download (1)Christmas Cookies – website

Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah (Wagner) must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar’s lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake (Brown), the factory owner who’s determined to keep the factory in town. Despite not being a fan of the holiday, the Christmas spirit in this small town is infectious and she gets swept up in the joy of the season while also falling in love. Starring Jill Wagner and Wes Brown.

Verdict: Kinda boring and not a lot of spark between the two actors. And the male love interest in particular was kind of bland. 

Cheese factor: The Christmas spirit force was strong with this one. A very close knit community with LOTS of decorations. The girl hates Christmas and is there to move the town cookie factory and take everyone’s job away… blah blah blah

It’s not a Christmas theme but there’s a much better spin on this trope with the Hallmark Valentine movie called – Appetite for Love

4 cheese







2 out of 4 Cheesy Elves!

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download (2)Every Christmas Has a Story – website

When a TV personality has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y town in the US to try and repair her image. Forced to work with her ex-boyfriend Jack, the show's producer, the magic of Christmas and this special town will change the way she views Christmas and her life. Stars Lori Loughlin, Colin Ferguson and Willie Aames.

Verdict: Not bad. There’s a bit of romance, small town charm and a mystery. I liked the actors. This one also felt a bit more modern with a woman with an actual career, a young girl who has aspirations to be a reporter and WoC boss. Still not enough – but better.

Cheese factor: Kate hates Christmas – I’m detecting a movie theme here – and she gets Scrooge shamed big time, almost losing her job. No worries! Small town to the rescue! This movie was super heavy handed – constantly bashing you over the head that if you don’t love all things Christmas you can never love or live life fully lol

4 cheese

3 out of 4 Cheesy Elves

Has anyone started watching these yet? Gotta say - I'm not overly impressed so far. Hopefully the cheesy fun and romance will kick in soon. So far the 2016 movies have felt like their just cranking them out.


18 comments:

  1. I have to start watching them soon!

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    1. Honestly, you're not missing much this year. better to re-watch the old ones.

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  2. I have Every Christmas Has a Story on my DVR, sounds like it's worth watching...though not spectacular.

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    1. That about sums it up Melissa lol

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    2. Watched it last night...nothing spectacular but entertaining...and huby was able to tolerate it.

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  3. I've been complaining to my mom every time I see that darn Hallmark channel on. Yea, this is a terrible time of the year for me. I can take all these during the season but before Thanksgiving I just hate it. I think my mom enjoys my dislike of these since she always makes sure she knows she is watching them. LOL I'll have to ask her if she has watched these. Cheesetastic FTW. LOL

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    1. I don't usually watch them this early but in order to review them I have to or else I'll be sooooo far behind! lol

      Last year I had so many dvr'd I didn't get to them all.

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    2. Thank goodness my mom doesn't have a dvr. ROFL!

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  4. I have Every Christmas Has a Story on now. It's not awful, but yeah, there really hasn't been a really FUN Christmas movie I've seen so far. I am excited to watch the Melissa Joan Hart/Dean Cain one because I love them.

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    1. I'm hoping they're saving the best for last. I'm not expecting anything spectacular but these have been pretty boring so far.

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  5. Lol. I love these kind of movies. :)

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  6. Again, I keep missing the new movies, but I will no doubt watch these both over the next month or two. I literally can't stop a Hallmark movie until the very end, even if I'm not enjoying it.

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  7. For some reason I think I've seen Every Christmas Has a Story *tilts head*

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  8. Well that's too bad. I don't watch current ones since I don't have regular tv but I've been reading lots of them. lol Hope the movies start to pick up for ya!

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  9. Too early to start watching festive films yet but I'll be sure to make a note of some of these.

    Loving the 'elf' rating.

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  10. I'm kind of surprised with the sheer amount of christmas movies I watch that I've never heard of EITHER of these. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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  11. These two were not my favorite but I am writing my next batch of reviews now!

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