Category Archives: Christmas

Miss Christmas (2017) – reviewed by George

All Chicago is in Radcliffe Square for the annual lighting of the Radcliffe Christmas tree. And when the switch is flipped the effect is really unexpected and magical. Every light on the tree is pink, and the combined light is … Continue reading

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My Christmas Dream (2016) – reviewed by George

Christine Masters (Danica McKellar) is dressing for work and taking extra time to coordinate her outfit because she is meeting the founder of the company she works for later today. That would be Victoria McDougal (Deirdre Hall). Her assistant Holly … Continue reading

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Christmas Getaway (2017) – reviewed by George

Hallmark is still showin’ ’em, so I’m still watchin’ ’em and reviewin’ ’em. This movie is just wonderful. Travel writer Emory (Bridget Regan) has a regular Christmas assignment: Exotic Christmas reporting from anywhere on the globe. But somehow this year … Continue reading

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A Beauty & the Beast Christmas (2019) – Addendum by George

Well. A friend read my review of this film (published 12-24-2019), and kindly invited me over to see it, since it had not yet been deleted. So I have some more information. My first thought was to add it to … Continue reading

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Buttons (2018) – reviewed by George

The Hills (Abigail Spencer and Paul Greene) are at home when a man walks up on their porch, knocks on the door, places a letter on the mat, and leaves. But he stands on the walk looking back. Mrs. Hill … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story Live! (2017) – reviewed by George

This is not a film of the Broadway musical, a performance on stage with an audience attending and cameras planted around, but rather a TV movie based on the stage show, retaining all the choreography, all the dialogue, everything, just … Continue reading

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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) – reviewed by George

What a hoot! The character of Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) is one of the great forgotten comedy characters of the last century. Ernest is good, and determined to do the right thing, but he sometimes mistakes the situation in … Continue reading

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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) – reviewed by George

The story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) came to write “A Christmas Carol”, with some insight into his process, is really interesting and surprisingly Christmasy. New York City, 1842: Basking in the success of “Oliver Twist”, Dickens embarked on … Continue reading

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Christmas in Montana (2019) – reviewed by George

Widow Sara Bradley (Kellie Martin) is a highly respected loan officer at Mayer-Hall, and she is being sent to Big Fork, Montana just before Christmas to help a client who needs a new loan consolidated with current indebtedness (but of … Continue reading

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A Family Christmas Gift (2019) – reviewed by George

In this super Christmas movie, Amber Aldridge (Holly Robinson Peete) gets a Christmas invitation from her Aunt Dora DuChamp (Patti LaBelle), but she’s crazy busy at work and has to call and turn it down. She works as an assistant … Continue reading

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