I am so stoked to kick off this year-long journey to find my Hallmark Happily Ever After! The first movie featured is Christmas in Evergreen, one of my absolute favorites and it really hits all the feels! I would be honored if you would listen to the first episode of the podcast on Soundcloud! I will be p on iTunes soon!
Christmas In Evergreen stars Ashley Williams, Teddy Sears, Marcus Rosner, Holly Robinson Pete, Rukiya Barnard, and Barbara Niven.
Sips N’ Cinema:
The cocktail I have chosen to pair with Christmas in Evergreen is The Christmas Wish Cocktail. I came across the recipe for this delicious cocktail on A Year of Cocktails a site I highly recommend. I love that this is a simple, fresh cocktail with a total of three ingredients.
Christmas Wish Recipe:
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces pomegranate juice
- 1/2 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
Mix in a cup, garnish with a festive touch and serve!
Christmas In Evergreen 5-Marshmallow Metric Rating:
I love this movie. It is all about Christmas wishes on a magical snowglobe complete with a sign that says, “Make a wish, but only if you really know what your heart desires.” Santa is wandering around having profound conversations with everyone in town and it gives me all the feels.
Meet Cute: ½
While I am all for chivalry, it is a little bit of a weird situation. Something about a stranger trying to help with car trouble? IDK.
Almost Kiss: 1
The moment when they are decorating the tree had sparks flying, and then when they are ice skating, that moment on the bench when they are having a very deep moment talking about what they want…They have such a bright connection. They are very well matched. A third moment is when they are outside the diner saying goodbye.
Ryan is doing the right thing, he walks away from Allie graciously so that she and Spencer can have their happily ever after and continues on his journey to Florida for Christmas.
Actual Kiss: ½
This kiss was sweet. Not hot enough to toast these marshmallows, but still gave me all the feels.
All the Feels: 1
I adore this movie. It is visually stunning, the storyline is adorable, and it has me tearing up with all the warm fuzzies from the first moment it starts.
Total Marshmallow Count: 4
I am surprised this wasn’t a five! I really thought it would have been.
To end things I would like to share some of Saint Nick’s wisdom from Christmas In Evergreen. “You have to be patient. Wishes are like Christmas cookies. It sometimes takes a while for them to be fully baked.” I may not have a magic snow globe, but I believe that wishes in any form are powerful and someday, hopefully soon, my wish will come true.
With that… Be excellent to each other and I will see you next time!
~Cheers from this Single Girl at my Table for One, hoping that YOU are at a Table for Two!~