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 30, 2013
Let It Snow
When Falcon Resorts acquires family-owned Snow Valley Lodge from
retiring owners Karla (Gabrielle Rose) and Paul (Dan Willmott), driven
executive Stephanie Beck (Candace Cameron Bure) must spend the week
before Christmas in Maine preparing a proposal on the property's
renovations. Determined to impress Falcon's president, her detached
father Ted (Alan Thicke), Stephanie reluctantly departs her warm Arizona
home to immerse herself in the lodge's property and decide how to
change it to fit the hip, young Falcon brand. While preparing to rebuild
the Snow Valley Lodge from the ground up, Stephanie butts heads with
her property guide, Brady Lewis (Jesse Hutch), Karla and Paul's son, who
has decided to leave his family's business over creative differences
with his dad.
A self-defined Grinch, Stephanie begins her stay at Snow Valley
Lodge immune to Christmas sentiment. But as the lodge's festive
traditions provide the Christmas Stephanie never had growing up with her
distant father, Stephanie finds herself enjoying every minute. To
complicate her professional duties even further, the combative feelings
she felt toward Brady turn into romantic ones. With Stephanie's newfound
Christmas spirit and unexpected holiday romance, she begins to question
Falcon's overhaul. As her Christmas Eve deadline approaches, she's
faced with a decision: should she transform the lodge into a new winter
hot spot or embrace tradition and let it snow?
Our Two Cents:
Besides being mildly offended/disappointed with their not-quite-how-we-do-it Feast of the Seven Fishes, we found this one pleasantly enjoyable. And if you feel tempted to mimick the Swedish tradition on the night of the Feast of St. Thomas to dream of your future spouse, we won't judge.