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 16, 2013
The Christmas Ornament
Newly widowed Kathy (Kellie Martin) plans to skip out on decking the
halls and trimming the tree this Christmas, trying to avoid anything
that will bring back memories of her late husband. The only Christmas
tradition she will observe is baking cookies for her friends, a passion
since she was a child. When Kathy meets handsome Christmas tree shop
owner Tim (Cameron Mathison), their undeniable chemistry - along with an
ornament Tim gives her that symbolizes hope - helps Kathy open up to
the joys of the season again. With the support of her best friend Jenna
(Jewel Staite), and the budding relationship with Tim, Kathy begins to
embrace the hopeful message of the ornament.
Although Kathy wants to take a chance on Tim, she struggles to
find the balance between preserving the memory of her husband and moving
on with her own future. Is the Christmas ornament a sign that she can
have a hopeful future?
(Summary from Hallmark)
Our Two Cents:
The Christmas Ornament is jam packed with holiday movie cliches (you know them well: the Christmas baker, holiday retail store/ Christmas tree lot owner, ice skating, the widow with painful Christmas memories) but it somehow manages to pull it all together into a pretty darn cute movie with a really sweet story.
Storyline/Writing ★★★★★ • Acting ★★★★★ • Chemistry ★★★★★ • Overall ★★★★★
Links: IMDB • Buy DVD on Amazon • Official Site
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