As we begin our second full week of December, I for one have to say I am having a FABULOUS holiday season thus far and my hope is that you all are too! Thank you for joining me once again! I hope you are sipping on a warm cup of hot cocoa or something a bit more…festive! 😉
The tree is up, lights are adorning the windows of my fabulous apartment overlooking the center of town, I am sipping on some of the best Eggnog I have ever had, and all that is missing is a handsome Hallmark hunk to kiss under the mistletoe and snuggle up with on the couch. Santa I hope your listening!
This weeks Festive Five are really some of the most heart-warming tales that I could watch again and again, and what I have noticed more than anything is the incredible warmth that each of the main characters bring to their story. I hope you enjoy some of my favs snuggled up next to your special someone. ❤❤
This Weeks Festive Five:
Coming Home for Christmas! Once again we have the lovely Danica McKellar starring in a movie that has all the feels! Her character, Lizzie, finds herself looking for direction as life takes some unexpected turns. Her sister, a successful realtor, hooks her up with a job working as a house manager for the Marley family. No, the handsome main man is not name Jacob or Ebeneezer, (but the irony is not lost here) his name is Robert, and despite his evident disdain for Christmas he is in fact an incredible man doing what is best for his family. If you haven’t seen it yet you are in for a treat as Lizzie brings some much needed Christmas magic to Ashford. 🎇
Let It Snow! Literally the ONLY movie ever to make me want to go to a ski lodge. However, the caveat is that I would ONLY go if they have a daily holiday activity like Snow Valley Lodge. I mean seriously! This is a holiday fanatics dream vacation. It is also where I first learned about the Feast of St. Thomas, and I am eager for it to be December 21st so I can experiment and hopefully see the face of the man I will one day marry in my dreams. 🤗 **sigh… Ok! Candace Cameron Bure stars in this one playing Stephanie Beck daughter of resort tycoon Ted Beck. She is sent to evaluate Snow Valley Lodge and gets much more than she planned on.
Love You Like Christmas is a film many of us can relate to. I was actually told by a co-worker today that I too often burn the candle from both ends and need to learn the word “No.” Much like the Maddie, a high power exec that also has a fast paced driven life, we all need to slow down sometimes. For Maddie, this lesson was learned after an impromptu and unplanned stay in Christmas Valley. Here Maddie reconnects with herself, and enjoyed some much needed rest, relaxation, and holiday spirit. 🎄
Though it has never been my dream, A December Bride has one of my favorite pairings,Jessica Lowndes and Daniel Lissing, playing Layla an up and coming interior decorator and Seth a hard working corporate guy with no time for fun. Throw in some family drama, a Christmas home decorating competition, and a few white lies and you have the perfect combination for love. My only issue is that we don’t get to see all the hard work Layla puts in on the house! Come on Hallmark, at least give us a tour!
And last, but certainly not least…
Marry Me at Christmas! Now, if I am being honest… I wasn’t expecting to like this one. The premise just wasn’t peaking my interest, but much like A Shoe Addict’s Christmas… I LOVED it! The hilariously hyperbolic Hollywood star, Johnny Blaze, goes to a small town to help plan his sisters very quick wedding and enjoy some “Me time”. While there he meets Maddie, the owner of a wedding dress shop and now wedding planner for his sister, and gets a solid dose of good old fashioned fun, has his ego deflated a bit and finds that a slower pace may be just what he wants. Of course the path to true love is never easy, nope…not even in Hallmark movies, and so the two have a falling out, miscommunications abound (I wonder if Mercury was in retrograde here?🧐 ) and friendships are tested. Will it all work out? Guess you’ll just have to watch and find out!