Monday, July 15, 2013

Hallmark Christmas Movie "A Very Merry Mix Up" starring Alicia Witt



A Very Merry Mix Up

Previously Titled: Merry Mix Up

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 10, 2013


Alicia Witt ... Alice Chapman
Mark Wiebe ... Matt Mitchum
Scott Gibson ... Will Mitchum
Susan Hogan ... Penny Mitchum
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Joe Mitchum
Lawrence Dane ... Charles Mitchum


via Chesler/Perlmutter Productions:

After travelling to her fiancé's house to meet his parents for Christmas, Alice (Alicia Witt) falls in love with his family, only to discover that she wound up in the wrong house admiring stories of someone else’s son. While Alice basks in holiday cheer with this family that she believes are her future in-laws, Alice meets Matt (Mark Wiebe), her fiancé’s supposed brother. As she gets to know Matt better, Alice begins to question what she knows about fate, passion, and true love.


Shop owner Alice Chapman is nervous to meet her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiancé, Will Mitchum. Alice’s trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her no way to find Will’s family!

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  1. Great news, Net; is now offering pre-orders of 2012 Christmas movies on DVD. I just ordered eleven of them but haven't seen "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" yet. Check it out!!


    1. Yes, it was a really fun movie! My family was laughing throughout!

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  3. Loved this movie too. Good story and characters well suited for their parts.

  4. I Loved The Christmas Movie a very Merry Mix up I could watch This Movie over and over.

  5. Does anyone happen to know what song is playing when they're in the kitchen baking cookies? I would love to add it to my Christmas playlist.

  6. I'm watching this movie love love it.....beautifully written and the actors PERFECT!

  7. A Very Merry Mix Up is one of my very favorites! Thanks!

  8. A Very Merry Mix-Up is my FAVORITE Hallmark movie!!!! I love Mark Wiebe and Alicia Witt's chemistry! The whole movie is sweet and very down to earth. Hallmark should have Mark Wiebe in a lot more of their movies. I highly recommend this movie.

  9. I love this movie. I've seen it at least ten times and am watching again tonight. I love that it is about fate and God's plan

  10. Sherry In CaliforniaTuesday, December 22, 2015

    I watched this one again last night, too! It's one of my top 5 all time Hallmark Christmas favorites, and it never disappoints. Another one of my favorites, "The Christmas Ornament," is on HMM tonight.

  11. My fave xmas movie as they have such great chemistry. Love Alicia.

  12. I loved the movie BUT am confused about the clock he gave her that stopped at 11:58, they made a big deal out of it as though it was the same time Grandpa met his wife but he met her at 8:42. It didn't ruin the movie but if you are going to put something like that in the movie at least remember that the viewers are paying attention.

    1. Sherry In CaliforniaSaturday, January 09, 2016

      I'll try to explain it. It's not supposed to mirror Grandpa's story. It's supposed to be a kind of callback or nod to the clockmaker's story and to Grandpa's story, and Grandpa's story was kind of a tip of the hat to the clockmaker's story.

      When Matt and Alice have their run-in in the airport, meaning when he knocks into her, causing the coffee to spill and causing her phone to be ruined, look at her phone. It says 11:58.

      At the beginning of the movie Alice had been telling her boyfriend/almost fiancé the story about a clockmaker and his true love, and how a clock stopped at a certain point and everyone was frozen in time, as the two lovebirds ran to each other.

      When her own clock stops, Alice says her goodbyes to her fiancé/boyfriend and runs out. On her way out of the house, she sees that her fiancé's parents are each, essentially, frozen in time (or just not moving).

      She then asks Matt how he got the clock to stop. He didn't realized that it stopped. But when he sees the time on it, he remembers that it was the time when they met.

      The only problem I have with that is that it's not really when they met -- they actually met when they were filling out paperwork in the airport. But what it actually was when the little clock stopped, was the time when the coffee spilled and Alice's phone was ruined -- 11:58.

      Another cute moment -- when Alice and Matt are reunited after she leaves her fiancé's house and his frozen-in-time parents, she says "It WAS raining..." That's a reference to what Matt told her when they were at the hospital - " walks through the rain" (because his former girlfriend wouldn't get out of the car and walk in the rain for him).

      It's a great movie, with some clever moments!

    2. That was beautifully done, Sherry. It is thought of as a comedy... but you are so right, it does have some interesting, clever stories. I always love the rain reference and in the end, how she walks in the rain for him. It is a very sweet movie!

    3. Sherry - That is a great analysis of one of my favorite Christmas (not just Hallmark) movies. When she runs out of her fiance's house, I never made the connection between his parents non-movements and time stopping. I just thought the mom was meditating and the dad was sleeping! So thanks for opening my eyes to this!


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