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Monday, November 28, 2016

Cheesetastic Christmas Movie Reviews part 3



Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time to fully get into the swing of things and start watching those Hallmark Christmas movies.

I’ve been dutifully watching and reviewing them since they started a few weeks ago and have been kind of disappointing so far, to be honest, but this week I have two that I really enjoyed!


download (4)A December Bride website

Holiday, Original, Romance, Comedy | TV-G

Aspiring interior designer Layla is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who’s marrying Layla’s ex-fiancé. Although Seth is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she’s out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they’re engaged, forcing a mortified Layla to keep up the pretense. Stars Daniel Lissing and Jessica Lowndes.

Verdict: Adorable! Decent plot, great chemistry, Christmas spirit, very romantic. Seth is probably the cutest/nicest love interest that I can remember. I can’t even imagine how Layla restrained herself from throwing herself at him lol What a cutie pie!

I was not a fan of Layla’s family. Her cousin married her ex-fiance. Sure he wasn’t right for her but I would be mad too and everyone kept thinking she should just get over it because…family. Well – family doesn't break up your engagement and steal your boyfriend! Harumph. But bygones…Layla gets the way better deal in the end.

Cheese Factor: It’s cheesy in all the right ways…. fake romance, a smudge on her cheek to get Seth to touch her, surprise gifts to win the girl, conniving ex-boss, big family gatherings to help Layla meet her Christmas Showcase Home decorating deadline, a December wedding.

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4 out of 4 cheesy elves!


download (1)My Christmas Dream website

Holiday, Original, Romance, Comedy | TV-G

Christina, the manager of McDougal’s flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress Victoria, the store’s owner, by creating the best holiday display in McDougal’s history. Fresh out of inspiration despite assuring Victoria otherwise, Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee who also happens to be a talented artist and single dad to his young son. Stars Danica McKellar, Deidre Hall and David Haydn-Jones.

Verdict: Very cute! I loved the awkward way these two start off – she fires him (or I should say looks the other way when someone else fires him) for spilling paint on her before a big meeting with her boss so they’re kind of all grrr at first when she needs his help. I also liked that Christina’s boss, played by Deidre Hall, isn’t your typical tyrant. She was supportive and kind, while still being no nonsense. I’m going to knock this an elf though for the annoying kid. Sure he got things moving but OMG – what a whiner lol (Sorry – I know I’m a heartless bitch but he annoyed me)

Cheese factor: Single dad who's afraid to love or show his artwork again, kid with doe eyes forcing these two together every chance, long lost loves, discovering “what’s *really* important. It was pretty cheesy but cute.

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3 out of 4 cheesy elves

My previous reviews are here and here

14 comments:

  1. Yay, I'll have to check out A December Bride :D

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  2. I still haven't watched anything!

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  3. YaY! I can deal with these now. Thanksgiving pie has been eaten and NOW Christmas cheesy stuff. LOL You'd think I was hungry. :D

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    1. I was trying to stay ahead since I planned to review them. They starting showing two new movies per week about 3 weeks ago O_O

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  4. I have missed both of these! They sound pretty good though. Plus, I do like the christmas hallmark films overall. LOL

    Love these reviews!

    -Lauren

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  5. I don't watch many Christmas movies, but my aunt loves them, will pass on recs

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    1. There are SO many this year! Two new ones per week!

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  6. I watched A December Bride and really enjoyed it as well. I like that actor...he' from When Calls the Heart. I also watched the movie with his co star from When Calls the Heart called Finding Father Christmas (not sure if it's new for 2016) and I really liked that one too. The setting OMG...I got all warm and fuzzy!

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    1. Sometimes when I love a couple - I feel like they're cheating when I see them with someone new in another movie lol

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    2. Yeah..it was definitely a little weird...but the chemistry was good in both movies.

      PS> Have you thought about a comment rely system to alert commentors that you've replied to their comments? I come back to older posts when visiting your blog to see if you've replied but I don't get any alert that you have.

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  7. Oh oh! A December Bride. That is so one I need to hunt down :D

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