Holiday movies fill our hearts with joy. Between Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas, It's a Wonderful Lifetime (or Fa La La La Lifetime, if you prefer) and ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, there are so many movies and so little time.
To help you, our friends, we have sacrificed by watching as many of these movies as possible and will give you our two cent review. Hopefully this will help you know what you do or do not want to watch.
December 06, 2004
Under the Mistletoe
Devoted father and husband Tom Chandler dies in a car accident, but
appears as a ghost to his teenage son Jonathan. Now single mother, Susan
Chandler tries to concentrate on her reporter job and dismisses the
idea of a ghost, but allows the school counselor, Kevin Harrison, to
work with Jonathan. Tom and Jonathan arrange for Susan to enter a radio
show's dating game, and conclude that only Kevin, a widower and coach in
Jonathan's former favorite sport, ice-hockey, will do as his stepdad,
while she leans towards lawyer Greg Roberts.
Our Two Cents:
This one is kind of The Christmas Ornament meets Mighty Ducks. The idea that Jonathan is getting help from his dad's ghost to find a boyfriend for his widowed mom might be a little odd, but it somehow works. Very cute, and sweet, and just a tiny bit of a tear jerker.