Besides love and family, Hallmark movies are the best part of the Christmas season and I won't hear any other opinions on the matter.
Nothing is better than 2 hours of gloriously terrible movie magic, where you can predict the end of the movie within 3 seconds of it starting. But after a few watches, those Hallmark movies can grow old.
That's why you should get excited about the THIRTY THREE new Hallmark movies that will be gracing your television screens this Christmas. These are in no particular order, and each movie has been given a rating out of 5 Santa Hats to measure my excitement level towards it.
“Sophie Bennett begins a new holiday tradition of spending every holiday at the Evergreen Inn and Ski Lodge, which she inherited from her parents. Evergreen Inn is a special place filled with people who cannot make it home for the holidays or who have had such wonderful experiences that it has become their home-away-from-holiday-home. This Christmas, Sophie will meet an unforgettable family, and her own life will be forever changed.”
Rating: 3/5 Santa Hats, skeptical about the lack of clear love interest, but will watch because Alison Sweeney is the lead role.
Kiss For The New Year
“That first kiss of the New Year is special: It’s supposed to signify that special person with whom we’ll spend the next year, and possibly, forever. So it’s wise not to squander those affections. When everyone else just puckers up to the nearest set of lips, Robin has always kept her wits — and her mouth — to herself. An established photographer at a lifestyle website, she’s assigned to work on a New Year’s Eve story with a new hire, Todd. When she confides in Todd that she has never kissed anyone as the clock strikes midnight, he sets about to correct this, by finding someone for Robin to kiss at the magic hour. His theory is a kiss is just a kiss, and she should enjoy the moment. Ultimately, they are both right. Todd finds a man for her to smooch, and Robin does find the right man. And guess who fits the bill?”
Rating: 4/5 Santa Hats, would have gotten 5/5 but I prefer Christmas movies over New Years movies.
“Weeks before Christmas, interior designer Laura is sent to her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico to remodel a landmark hotel. As Laura is kept busy with the renovations, her 8-year-old daughter Nicole is introduced to the art of salsa dancing at a local dance studio. Laura is surprised to find that the studio’s owner is Ricardo, her old high school sweetheart and former salsa dance partner. When Laura and Ricardo reconnect, sparks fly on and off the dance floor. The beautiful Christmas traditions of New Mexico become the backdrop for spirited dancing and unexpected romance.”
Rating: 5/5 Santa Hats, love anything relating to high school romances, plus the leads are Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, who are married in real life.
Snow Globe Wishes
“Snow globes can have a magical, mesmerizing sway over those who concentrate on them. No one knows that better than residents of Evergreen, Vermont. In this bucolic burg, where families have lived for generations and take care of each other, there’s a belief that if you wish upon the snow globe in the local café, that wish will come true. The only catch is the wish must be completely sincere. When the town veterinarian wishes that this will be her most romantic Christmas ever, she figures that will happen with her longtime beau. Stranded in an airport, she befriends a businessman and his daughter, who had made her own wish on the snow globe. The magical Christmas they share turns out to be more than anyone wished for.”
Rating: 3/5 Santa Hats, love a good stuck-at-the-airport plot line, tired of women not knowing they're with the wrong person until they meet the right one.
When Calls the Heart Christmas!
“A loved one returns, Christmas spirit is renewed, and children’s wishes are granted in this heartwarming Christmas movie featuring the series’ beloved characters. Elizabeth’s fiancé, Jack, surprises her, coming on home on leave and bringing a young Mountie desperately searching for Christmas inspiration. The community of Hope Valley works together to aid this young man with the help of an enchanted Wishing Tree. And as mayor, Abigail is pretty busy. Recognizing that, her newly adopted son, Cody, engages classmates in creating the town’s annual Christmas Celebration. While Sheriff Bill Avery forges a relationship with the disgraced former mayor, Henry Gowen, Rosemary and Lee are reminded that family is the true meaning of Christmas.”
Rating: 5/5 Santa Hats, Lori Loughlin is a treasure and has never made a bad movie, plus TV-shows-turned-movies always offer some incredible entertainment