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.
November 10, 2013
A Very Merry Mix-Up
Shop owner Alice Chapman (Alicia Witt) is nervous to meet her future
in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her
new fiancé, Will Mitchum (Scott Gibson). Alice's trip becomes more
stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her
no way to find Will's family! As fate would have it, she meets her
future brother-in-law, Matt Mitchum (Mark Wiebe), at baggage claim and
is happy to get a ride home with him. As Alice meets Matt's doting
family, mom Penny (Susan Hogan), dad Joe (Richard Fitzpatrick) and
Grandpa Charles (Lawrence Dane), she falls in love with their festive
holiday traditions and warm welcome to their home. And when unexpected
romance comes calling as Christmas approaches, Alice must decide if her
“Merry Mix-Up” will actually turn out to be her destiny.
Our Two Cents:
Last year, we started this and didn't watch the whole thing. I don't know what it was that turned us off, but we weren't getting it. We'd heard from others it was good so it surprised us that we weren't into it. This year we decided to give it another chance and found it delightful! We love the chemistry between Alice and Matt--and his whole family!
Storyline/Writing ★★★★★ • Acting ★★★★★ • Chemistry ★★★★ • Overall ★★★★★
Links: IMDB • Buy DVD on Amazon • Official Site
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