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 13, 2013
Single mother Ryan (Tricia Helfer) has just about given up on dating
after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important
man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen (JT Hodges),
also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps his home in
their small North Carolina town with New York City ad man Sean (Mark
Lutz). Ryan feels an instant spark with her new neighbor, but Sean, who
signed up for the temporary home swap after a proposal gone wrong, is
out of his comfort zone in his new rural surroundings.
On the other end of the housing exchange, aspiring musician Owen
is charmed when he meets Sean's sassy assistant, Mia (Cristina Rosato),
in New York City. As Owen acclimates to his swanky New York City digs
with Mia's help, he begins to realize Mia might be just the right girl
for him. With Christmas approaching and the home swap nearing an end,
the future for both of these new relationships is up in the air. Can
these temporary holiday arrangements lead to long lasting love?
Our Two Cents:
Yes, you have seen this before. Last time it was called TRADING Christmas, and the time before that it was The Holiday. Though it had a few cute moments, this movie just didn't do it for us. Copies of copies never come out as good. We say stick with the other two.