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 09, 2013
Greta Kaine (Katrina Law) is always in search of juicy gossip. As a
tabloid reporter at "Pulse! Gossip" in Los Angeles, it's her job to
expose the rich and famous for the entertainment of the magazine's
readers. So when word gets out that one of the late Senator Tannehill's
two sons might be proposing marriage at the family's Big Bear compound
during Christmas, Greta and her chief rival Wes (Tom Lenk) are
challenged by their old-school editor to get the scoop. There's
incentive to be the first, too-- the editorship of the magazine's new
Greta's assistant tells her that Wes has a head start to snowy
Big Bear, so she dashes to the mountain resort. When she mistakenly ends
up as a guest of the family, she's in the middle of what could be her
best story yet! However, she soon discovers that the family, including
matriarch Maggie Tannenhill (Patricia Richardson) and caretaker Peters
(Robert Curtis Brown), are more down-to-earth than she ever gave them
credit for. Increasingly guilt-ridden about her game of subterfuge,
Greta must make a decision: how far will she go for the sake of a story?
Our Two Cents:
I think I remember being not so sure about this movie at first. But when we are introduced to Ben Tannehill, all uncertainty went out the door. Quite frankly, he's dreamy. The story actually is pretty good and the characters are all likeable, unless, of course, you aren't supposed to like them. This is a good one. Just wish it was on DVD. (Update: Good news! It now IS available on DVD.)