Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Latest Christmas Movie Reviews are Here...

The latest movie reviews are in from the It's a Wonderful Movie family! 

See below...

Great American Family:

πŸŽ„ A Merry Christmas Wish is worth watching. It has a great and festive atmosphere, a beautiful setting, a great acting from Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison, a heartwarming story. I'm so happy we have the Great American Family, their movies are always great and you can enjoy them without worrying about their content. Oksanka

πŸŽ„ A MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH. For starters, I'm never a fan of love triangle, so I couldn't love this as much as I wished. Cameron Mathison was so charming and Jill Wagner was just wonderful, and I'd watch anything they're on. Both are really great actors and perfect for the roles. The plot is wayyy overdone though. It's another "cookie cutter" type of Christmas movie to me. I wished the storyline was more interesting but it's same old "city girl going back to country" story. It was enjoyable to watch but not a keeper for me. ~CH Mom

πŸŽ„ Review: A Merry Christmas Wish - Family-friendly? Yes - Keeper? Most definitely! - I'm not sure how you can go wrong with having Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison together in a movie. In my opinion, these are two of the very best actors for these kind of movies! You can tell that they enjoy each other's company - they both seemed to be having fun and even ad-libbing some of their lines to each other. The movie itself seemed like a throwback to the old Hallmark movies of years ago, and the supporting cast - especially the sister and the little girl - were great! One of the best so far this year! ~Mark 25

πŸŽ„ Finally found the time to watch A Merry Christmas Wish, and I loved it! -Maria

πŸŽ„ Christmas at Pine Valley. Not up to Great American past presentations. Built on a Lie from the beginning and then continuing to add on as it went just to justify the first. Definitely not a keeper no matter how it ends. Not really my idea of a strong Christmas movie. ~JoCo

πŸŽ„ Christmas in Pine Valley was quite charming! -Maria

πŸŽ„ Christmas in Pine Valley is family friendly about a reporter named Josh interviews an entrepreneur named Natalie Cameron thinking her company is family owned that not knowing it’s run by her friends. (Review may contain Spoilers) Natalie Cameron is the owner of a successful handmade soap company that garners the attention of a major magazine. The magazine sends a reporter named Josh to profile Natalie’s company thinking it’s a family-run business. Little does he know that Natalie’s business is run by her with the help of longtime family friends, Mary, Carlos, Elsa, & Lisa! Knowing how much the article will help Mary hang on to her struggling Christmas tree farm, Natalie must convince Josh that her “family” and Christmas traditions are all real. As Josh spends time around Natalie & her “family” to write his story, Natalie narrowly avoids blowing her cover, especially when Lisa’s friend named Dave arrives unannounced. Determined not to jeopardize the ruse, Lisa introduces Dave to Josh as Natalie’s fiancΓ©. Everyone struggles to keep up the faΓ§ade of being a family-owned business, & matters only get more complicated when Josh uncovers the truth—just as he & Natalie are falling for each other. Angry about being lied to, Josh plans to leave the farm but, after seeing that Natalie’s business really is a “family” effort, decides to stay to be with Natalie & her so-called family. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ Christmas in Pine Valley is NOT family friendly in my opinion. Near the end of the movie, a couple is walked in on getting up from the floor or couch with there clothes disheveled and in the process of being removed. It's obvious what was in the process of happening. It could have been totally family friendly if they were walked in on sharing an innocent kiss but this ruined the movie for me. ~J. Adams

πŸŽ„ Review: Christmas Sweethearts - Family-friendly? Yes - Keeper? Ugh! It's not too often when I want a movie to end before it actually does, but this was one of those times. This movie is bad in so many ways! First, the storyline. Ashley will lie and deceive in order to get back with her ex-boyfriend Grant. Grant meanwhile has hooked up with arrogant Bella, although he keeps eyeing Ashley. Liam, Ashley's friend, has romantic feelings for Ashley, but is willing to help Ashley in her deception to win back Grant. People, can't you just be honest and tell each other how you truly feel? How old are you anyway? Which leads me to what I really dislike about this movie. The two leading ladies act like they are teenage schoolgirls. Their mannerisms, their displays of giddiness, their mile-a-minute talking - this really wore on me after awhile. Finally, the whole movie (and especially the ending) just seemed rushed and had a cheap look to it. For me, there is nothing to recommend Christmas Sweethearts. ~Mark 25

πŸŽ„ Christmas Sweethearts was a bit of a dud for me. -Maria

πŸŽ„ Royal Christmas on Ice, just had to review this one...so far it is my favorite one and I've watched it about 4 times already. I love both actors and I noticed one person stated that the actress was too sad, but I think she did a great job portraying someone who had watched her dreams being shattered. I could identify with her. Good chemistry and definitely family friendly. ~Clara

πŸŽ„ I've enjoyed My Favorite Christmas Tree so much! It was a great movie with great actors, very beautiful Christmas tree farm, cosy winter atmosphere, great story, actually two stories: about Christmas tree farm and search for the answers about family ancestry. The leading actors Emma Johnson and Giles Panton were so great together. Recommended! ~Oksanka~

πŸŽ„ My Favorite Christmas Tree is family friendly about Kyla is a genealogy researcher who travels to the charming town of Conifer, hoping to piece together her ancestry. The search leads Kyla to a Christmas tree farm, its stubborn but handsome owner - and, possibly, love. Kyla visits a small town who attempting her ancestry & meets a Christmas Tree Farm owner named Joel ~Anonymous

Hallmark Channel:

πŸŽ„ In Merry Measure was one of the best Hallmark movies they’ve had in years! I was not expecting to like this movie at all, but the humor really drew me in. I didn’t care for the teenage actors, although their singing was great fun. I did enjoy the adult actors and how hilarious they were. This is a must watch, highly recommended, family-friendly movie! I loved their choices in Christmas Carols too! ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ The Royal Nanny was a very unique style of Christmas movie which I enjoyed! Family-friendly and intriguing right from the start! They probably could’ve passed this off as any regular mystery movie, but having it set at Christmas time made it that much better. I do wish there was more humor and that the actors showed more emotion. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ Christmas at the Golden Dragon. Was not the complete dud I expected it to be. It won't be a keeper for me, but it was oddly entertaining for a one-time watch. It wasn't a traditional Christmas movie, but it was kind of fun and heartwarming to watch all the different lives intersect/connect through the Golden Dragon restaurant; and, yet, at times, it also felt a bit out-of-control and weird (the ending seemed a bit "off the rails" and unbelievable). There were some feel-good moments and some good messages in the movie, as well as some questionable ones. I would say, for the most part, it is family friendly. One dating couple appear to maybe be sharing a bedroom when they go visit their parent's home, but it's not blatantly obvious. A single woman is desperately trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization to have a baby all on her own with no husband in the picture (unfortunately, this seems to be a new trend in these movies). That same woman has some strong "feminist" ideas and some other questionable opinions, but, thankfully, her mother sometimes points out the opposing viewpoints. There's a single father with two little girls and for most of the movie I thought he was a widower, but then it turns out he's newly divorced and it's all handled kind of weirdly with the kids (I didn't understand why their mother wasn't a part of their lives at Christmas?? Was she out of town? Maybe I missed something in the beginning?). Overall, a cute and quirky movie that is non-traditional and would be fun to watch if you've exhausted all your other options. (By the way, I can't stand it when these movies throw in very obvious commercials for products and try to make it seem like a natural part of the movie. In this movie we got to extol the wonders of Walmart and Chex Mix. Ugh.) ~~Jane

πŸŽ„ Christmas at the Golden Dragon - We enjoyed "Christmas at the Golden Dragon" as it was a departure from the usual Hallmark Christmas movie formula which is focused solely on romance. It was family-friendly and incorporated multiple story lines that all connected through the Golden Dragon Chinese restaurant and the place it held in each character's heart. The movie would not be interesting to younger children, but I found it heart-warming and engaging, and it even incorporated a scene from a Nativity pageant. I recommend this movie to people who want to watch a little something different this Christmas season. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ Really enjoyed 'Inventing the Christmas Prince' and very family friendly! ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ I LOVE Three Wise Men And A Baby! So heartwarming sprinkle with funny moments. It's a keeper for me! ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ Three Wise Men And A Baby is family friendly and hilarious, especially in the beginning of the movie. It also helps the brothers work through some issues personally and as brothers. Very sweet ending! ~Joyce in Carolina

πŸŽ„ Three Wise Men and a Baby. I laughed so hard during parts of this movie that I think the neighbors probably heard me! Loved it! It's a keeper for me. These three actors are great together. And, thankfully, Paul Campbell kept his woke agenda out of this one. It was family friendly (there was a single mother who left her baby and there were questions and eyebrows raised by people implying that maybe Andrew was the father - he wasn't - but there wasn't anything explicit said and I think it would be considered by most people to be ok for families). There was a part of the movie where they have one of those neighborhood decorating contests and that part got a bit over-the-top; it's the part where they dress up as wise men for a live nativity scene with the baby. I did not consider it sacrilegious; I myself have been in live nativity scenes. I don't ever expect Hollywood to get it right, they usually mess up anything that has to do with church or prayer or pastors or the meaning of Christmas, and it doesn't matter if it's Hallmark, GAF, or UP - rarely do they truly honor Christ in these movies (and I don't go into these secular movies expecting them to get it right, I just hope they'll give us a nice, clean Christmas movie with warm feelings). The whole decorating contest was a small part of this movie and it was wonky and awkward and could have been left out, but at least in this movie the wise men actually say they've come to see the King. Other than that part of the movie, I thought it was a lot of fun. It wasn't the typical "warm fuzzy feels" Christmas movie, it was more about restoring the relationships between the three brothers and I thought they handled that quite well. There were romances, but they weren't the main thread of the movie. Of course it was all unrealistic but, overall, it was just a lot of fun on a night when I really needed a laugh. ~~Jane

πŸŽ„ Three Wise Men & a Baby is family friendly. It’s hilarious movie. It’s parody modern day of 3 Men & a Baby. Three brothers named Stephan, Taylor, & Luke are surprised when they find themselves forced to care for a baby named Thomas during the holidays, during the journey they begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers while rediscovering their love for Christmas. The 3 Brothers’ Mother named Barbara. Taylor & Fiona, Stephan & Susie, and Luke, Sophie, & a baby Thomas. Stephan mentions the show by name; The Twilight Zone (1959), Stephan refers to Taylor as Mommie Dearest (1981), Taylor refers to Stephan as a pet detective from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Luke referred to Michael from 3 Men & a Baby (1987) who found a baby with a baby bag at doorsteps. There’s a young woman named Sophie with her baby Son; Thomas that Luke is holding him. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ We loved Three Wise Men and a Baby!! Extremely family friendly, hilarious in several parts. Happily the brothers grow in this film with forgiveness for each other and learn to work together for baby Thomas and their Mother (Barbara). The Paul (Michael) Andrew (Luke) and Tyler (Taylor0 were great together. I don't know about a sequel - I don't know how Paul Campbell & Kimberley Sustad can top this script!! We've watched the movie several times and "re-round" the choreographed dance to The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to see it again (great choreography, btw, and very funny.) I hope it comes out on dvd soon. I was watching my sister when the dance came on because I wanted to see her reaction to it. She laughed until she cried and I was laughing along with her. It's a keeper. This is one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies. ~Namegirl

πŸŽ„ THREE WISE MEN AND A BABY **spoiler alert** Hilarious! And surprisingly heartwarming and touching too. So many scenes that made me chuckle. Loved the unique storyline and the three different personalities of the guys. Not much romance. Family friendly but if you're watching it with younger kids, the story about the baby getting dropped off to one of the leading men (Andrew Walker's character) brought up some conversation that sort of raised my eyebrow and might have a sense of normalizing pregnancy before marriage. I do love the reconciliation that happened between the family, and even with the neighbor. Some of my favorite hilarious moments: - tyler hynes and paul campbell getting the baby to bath after the cookie making fiasco - assembling baby swing - tyler hynes doing a squat putting the baby to sleep - andrew walker grabbed the wrong car seat - the three guys in elf costume - the sugar plum fairy dance ~CH Mom

πŸŽ„ Hi Net! I haven't had much time to watch movies or hang out here, but I just want you to know I still rely on your blog for all my TV movie info and appreciate your efforts so much! I haven't seen many movies so far, but I couldn't miss Three Wise Men and a Baby. That was the one I was most looking forward to out of all of the movies this season, and, happily, it didn't disappoint! It is as hilarious as I thought it would be and also heartwarming and touching. I giggled and laughed out loud throughout, especially at their dance! That was priceless! I also teared up a couple times. I love that it was something different from the usual storyline. The romances are great, but we get so many of those, I appreciate when the story centers around something else, especially when that "something else" is family relationships. I'm particularly partial to stories involving siblings because I have four brothers and one sister of my own who I'm very fond of. The ending was wonderful. Endings are too often abrupt in Hallmark movies, so I loved the more extended wrap-up in this one. I will definitely be watching this movie over and over again, and I'll be surprised if anything else tops it for me this year. ~Amy Lama

πŸŽ„ Three Wise Men and a Baby Wow, I was not expecting to like this movie. I thought for sure I wouldn't, but I was so wrong. It was wonderful, sweet and really funny! Family friendly (just how we like it ;) and I loved how it was about the importance of family. It was sweet to see them have mistakes in the first half, but then improving after they realised to not think of themselves, but of their mother. I loved how they couldn't resist the Baby's First Ornament, and that baby swap thing(in real life, that would have been terrifying!) Another great addition to the film was the women in the movie. It was so kind of them to help out, and I literally said, "ahh," when she brought a casserole. The year later ending was sweet as well, all of them together! The only thing that bothered me was during the pageant scene. You could tell Hallmark did everything they could to not say Jesus Christ's name. They did not even mention that He's our Savior. That scene really made me upset me, and it's a shame because the rest was fantastic! I gotta say it though, the corgi fan in me LOVED that dog Arnold!πŸ˜‚ And I liked Stephen's character, he kinda reminded me of Niles from Frasier. If you have not seen it yet, give it a try. It has it's corny moments, but it was a delight! I think with the story plot it would have made a great Thanksgiving film as well! God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends here! ~Abigail

πŸŽ„ Three Wise Men and a Baby. I found this movie really good, except for the Nativity scene. I know it was to be funny and in some ways it was but I found it a little sad that they knew so little about Christ's birth. It was family friendly and I found myself laughing out loud many times (and I'm alone so that is a good feat). I did really appreciate the impact of the baby and taking care of it on the brothers. ~Clara

πŸŽ„ When I Think for Christmas is family friendly about Sara Ferguson reunites her ex-boyfriend named Josh Hartman when she returns to her hometown to her Mother named Anna Ferguson move. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she & Josh forge a bold plan for upcoming Christmas concert that takes them back to their musical roots. Sara finds music sheets of When I Think of Christmas was written by Sara’s Dad named Shane Ferguson. Josh convinces Anna Ferguson to sing a Christmas song; When I Think of Christmas onstage. Anna & George and Sara & Josh get along ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ When I Think of Christmas is family friendly. Some great music and a couple of cameos, one of which is hilarious. ~Joyce in Carolina

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

πŸŽ„ Our Italian Christmas Memories If you can get past the sister being married to a woman your in for a very heart warming movie, with great acting, I was a little hesitant at first but the more I watched it was just such a heart felt story, one too many of us have had to deal with in our own families! I laughed, I cried, I will watch again -Susan Ann

πŸŽ„ Our Italian Christmas Memories turned off the movie. The cast and the movie was terrible. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ Review: Long Lost Christmas - Family-friendly? Yes - Keeper? Borderline Yes - I like the storyline of this movie - a daughter trying to bring together her mother and the mother's long-lost brother to repair a broken relationship. And the story succeeds, due in large part to the wonderful acting of all the leads. There was also chemistry between Hayley and Jake - another case where you felt the actors enjoyed playing off each other. So why a borderline yes? Two reasons. First, it's another case of a person lying to others - and far too long - in order to achieve her goal. But what was upsetting to me was how, the day after she saves Gordon after he suffers a hear attack (and he call her his guardian angel) - she does a sudden, and very surprising and uncalled-for, about-face and just tears into him about his actions. Kind of hypocritical and, considering he just had a heart-attack, uncaring! Still, because of the positives I mentioned, it's a keeper for me...at least for awhile. ~Mark 25

πŸŽ„ Long Lost Christmas; This film was so heartfelt and beautiful. So nice to watch a movie with a positive message! It was family friendly and had wonderful strong characters and storyline! The connection between Jake and Halley was really special and I cried when the family found each other again. I also appreciated how understanding Jake was when he found out she wasn't there to rent a cabin. This was one of the best Christmas movies this year and is a winner to me. Taylor Cole never disappoints me! A good one to buy and add to our collections. Keep tissues nearby, this movie is one of those precious ones! The very best kind!⛄ God bless and Happy Thanksgiving! Can't believe it's almost here! ~Abigail

πŸŽ„ Long Lost Christmas is family friendly. It’s based on the book by Joan Kilby. It’s tearjerker at the end of the movie.This Christmas, interior designer Hayley Brandy plans to surprise her Mother named Patricia with the perfect holiday present: the extended family she knows her mom yearns for. Hayley herself thinks she & her Mom are fine alone, but she has recently discovered the existence of a lost relative, Patricia’s Brother named Gordon. Hayley hopes to find him & reunite the two siblings named Gordon & Patricia for Christmas. She travels to a town outside of Denver in Silver Valley, Colorado to chase a lead on a man named Gordon Renton, who owns a cabin construction company and who just might be her uncle. Hayley is delighted by the town, which is all decked out for Christmas. She’s equally charmed when she meets Gordon, his Daughter named Brianna & Jake the property manager. As Hayley tries to discover whether Gordon is actually her long lost Uncle, she beings to fall in love with the idea of extended family, the charm of the town & Jake. However, when she learns the circumstances surrounding the siblings’ separation, Hayley has second thoughts and decides to abandon her mission. Gordon, on the other hand, is happy to finally have a lead on finding Patricia – but will he be able to bring the family together in time for Christmas? Since Hayley finds her Mom’s memory box in storage shelves where she finds a picture of her Mom & long lost Uncle Gordon. Gordon, his Daughter; Brianna, & Business partner; Jake visit his long lost Sister; Patricia & Niece Hayley’s house. Gordon reunited his long lost Sister; Patricia - long time no see. Both Patricia & Gordon wrote each other Christmas Cards every years unsend & put in memory boxes & even see in persons. Gordon, Brianna, Jake, Hayley, & Patricia have Christmas Dinner at Patricia’s house. ~Anonymous


πŸŽ„ Six Degrees of Santa is a very sweet movie! Highly recommend. -Maria

πŸŽ„ Christmas on Mistletoe Lake is family friendly and a good movie to watch. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ Phew! My dvr is getting crowded!! But these two movies quickly got deleted so at least there's some space for two more this weekend! Christmas on Mistletoe Lake. I watched about 25% and just couldn't take anymore. It's probably an ok movie but it just wasn't thrilling me, so I quit to move on to better things. The part I saw was family friendly. ~Jane

πŸŽ„ The Dog Days of Christmas. Seriously? No. Just, no. I couldn't take more than 25% of this movie. It was just weird and silly. I felt everything was sub-par/low-budget -- the acting, the set, the directing, the script, the whole production was just a big "no" for me. The part I saw was family friendly. ~~Jane

πŸŽ„ Sweet Navidad. Family friendly. Cute movie. I thought it was going to be a bust for me because in the very beginning I felt like there was way too much exuberance and over-acting, almost like somebody had turned up the speed on everything. But then it all settled down and turned into a nice movie. I liked seeing the Puerto Rican traditions and foods. I liked the lead actor and actress and felt they played their opposite personality roles quite well. There were, of course, parts that were silly and unrealistic but, overall, it was a "sweet" movie. Good for a one-time watch. Maybe even a borderline keeper? ~~Jane

πŸŽ„ I started watching 'A Country Christmas Harmony' and when they brought the gay couple into the storyline (which in my opinion wasn't necessary) quickly started channel surfing for a better option. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ A Country Christmas Harmony features prominent gay scenes throughout the movie. Lots of PDA, blowing kisses, and in person gay kissing. Not a lot of chemistry between the main actors and not great acting in general. Just overall a strange movie. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ I just finished watching Santa Bootcamp and I am very happy to say that it was family friendly and rather delightful! There are very few Lifetime Christmas movies that I love but this is definitely one. I especially loved the sweet relationship between Rita Moreno's character and her husband. It just showed glimpses of it but for some reason it felt like there was a depth to it and I really enjoyed it. I cannot wait to watch it with my family! ~Sara S.

πŸŽ„ "Santa Bootcamp" -- family-friendly. It was nice for a one-time watch but didn't charm me enough to see again. ~Alicia

πŸŽ„ Santa Bootcamp. So, this one was a cute movie buried inside of a bizarre, ridiculous, over-the-top movie. It definitely was not a keeper for me, but if you can withstand the craziness and all the woowoo Santa magic, then this could be a fun movie to watch. The lead actress and actor were a cute match (he reminded me a bit of Kevin McGarry) and their romance was sweet. I thought Rita Moreno was horrible in the beginning but she mellowed out and ended up being a nice character (she’s amazing for 91 years old!). It was family friendly (I guess?), except for all the magic and woowoo fairy dust and Santa as a replacement for God and all the usual Hollywood confusion about the real meaning of Christmas. The first few minutes really rubbed me the wrong way and I almost deleted the movie; but because I was multitasking, I let it keep rolling. The movie gradually improved but it still had a very hefty dose of all the magic Santa stuff. The scene in the very beginning that bothered me was this: Rita Moreno’s character (Mrs. Claus in disguise as a sort of Christmas guru that trains seasonal workers) sits in the middle of her humongous, undecorated entry hallway. She sits in a sort of weird yoga/meditation pose and holds her fingers together and closes her eyes. By magic or some “force” we see – in fast forward motion all around her - all these elves/people dressed in green who magically decorate the whole house in a split second. She comes out of her “trance”, opens her eyes, and says “Let there be Christmas”. Then she, prayerfully, folds her hands and raises her eyes heavenward and mouths “Thank You”. Normally when people look heavenward and say Thank You, they are thanking God, but in this case, I presume she was thanking Santa or some other magical supernatural source. If Santa magic doesn’t bother you and your family, then this movie would probably be family friendly. ~~Jane


πŸŽ„ The Case of the Christmas Diamond is family friendly mystery movie. Blue collar, Andy is a little nervous but thrilled when she is invited to her rich friend's estate for Christmas, but when the family matriarch's multi-million-dollar gem suddenly goes missing she finds herself accused of the theft. With the help of a famous mystery writer, Andy must find the real culprit amid the litany of wealthy guests all of whom have their knives out for her. Blue-Collar Andy finds herself accused of theft when a multimillion-dollar gem suddenly goes missing from her rich friend’s estate. With the help of a famous mystery writer, Andy must find the real culprit amid the litany of wealthy guests ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ The Case of the Christmas Diamond is family friendly mystery movie about Blue collar Andy is a little nervous but thrilled when she is invited to her rich friend’s estate for Christmas. But when the family matriarch’s multi-million-dollar gem suddenly goes missing, she finds herself accused of the theft and at the center of the investigation led by Detective Billings. (Review may contain SPOILERS) With the help of a famous mystery writer, Andy must find the real culprit amid all the wealthy guests all of whom have it out for her. Blue-collar Andy finds herself accused of theft when a multimillion-dollar gem suddenly goes missing from her rich friend’s estate. With the help of a famous mystery writer named Jackie Evenson, Andy must find the real culprit amid the litany of wealthy guests. Jackie plays the role as Detective from Whodunnit Game hands 2 envelope on the pillow with cards: The Theft & The Prowler while Andy is sleeping & took a shower. Andy is being sidekick to Jackie. Andy can solve the case by using cards from Whodunnit Game. Detective Billings arrives in the afternoon at Kenilworth Estate with the guests & Andy plays the role as Deputy Detective. Jackie - The Detective Olivia - The Innocent Liam - The Gambler Harper - The Liar Margaret - The Lover Amelia - The Schemer Raphael - The Thief Lenora - The Opportunist Bridgette - The Harlot Gary - The Cheater The Prowler Gary runs toward the hall when the polices after him. Detective Billings & Polices handcuff Lenora & Gary. Andy knows Jackie sent her cards oh The Thief & The Prowler. Jackie wants to write mystery books with Andy. The Case of the Christmas Diamond by Jackie Evenson & Candace “Andy” Kayne. Andy drinks Kenilworth Spiced Ale with cinnamon stick. Liam hands Andy an album. Andy & Liam kids under the mistletoe ~Anonymous


πŸŽ„ Christmas in the Pines. Oh, I loved it!! This was hilarious and heartwarming. The type of feel-good Christmas movie that has everything you want. Love the family aspects as much as the romance. Unique storyline, which wasn't too believable at first (the whole real estate mishap) but still super fun to watch. Jillian Murray is charming and so likeable. Ariel and Mark were adorable together. Love the sweet chemistry. If I can be picky, Ariel's parents just seem a bit too young to me. But I love the dinner prayer where they mention the name of Jesus, FINALLY! I haven't seen many movies this year but this was the best one I've seen so far this year by far. ~CH Mom

πŸŽ„ The Picture of Christmas is a very charming, enjoyable and nice movie. The cast is great, especially a little girl, playing a daughter of the leading character. The movie is family-friendly. Oksanka

πŸŽ„ A picture of Christmas, is family friendly ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ The Picture of Christmas: Very nice movie! Plus the kid was really cute. ~Maria

πŸŽ„ The Christmas Retreat: Delightful movie! Definitely recommend. -Maria

πŸŽ„ There are 2 guys picking out a cake in a Christmas lucky charm, I didn’t think too much of it until it showed one guy put his arm around the other in the background. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ I just finished watching Christmas Lucky Charm on UPtv and there was a short segment in the bakery where the young lady baker was discussing her wedding cakes with a male couple. I'm sure others may have reported this, but just wanted to let you know. Thanks for all you do. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ Christmas Lucky Charm. Not family friendly. I was having a hard time really getting into this one and I thought it was just me and my usual issues with UPtv movies being less polished, as well as being more targeted to younger viewers. I figured others would probably like the movie and there were only a few mildly questionable issues (mention of unmarried characters living together and a neighboring shopkeeper who was into some woowoo mystical stuff). But then at about the 3/4 mark they went and had a scene with the lead actress in her bakery showing wedding cakes to two men with their arms around each other shopping for their wedding cake. Delete! I only wish I'd deleted in the beginning and not wasted my time with this one. ~~Jane

πŸŽ„ Also, in a little tiny house Christmas it sounded like her female friend referred to her ex as a female as well, unless I miss heard, it was just a brief comment. ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„ The Holiday Swap Family friendly. It was cute, but I would have liked more from the main characters. I didn't feel too much chemistry between them. But I still enjoyed watching a new chic flick. I especially liked Henry, the older man who ran the general store. At first I was concerned Laura and Derek were living together, but then I found out they ran the lodge. Beware...Jake does say the Lord's name in vain though as he's opening her suitcase. ~Abigail

Want more Christmas movie reviews?

You’ll find these movie reviews and more in the 2022 Christmas Movie Review Page – *HERE*!

Have a Joyous Day! Net


  1. Awww, My Favorite Christmas Tree was so charming and sweet! -Maria

  2. A show stopping Christmas is family friendly and it reminds us that people grieve in different ways and to try to show love and support to them anyway.

  3. I would love it if you could include the NETWORK with your 'upcoming movies' listing on right column - searching them all is tedious and so time consuming - Please add the network if possible .. thanks and thanks for all the movie info!

    1. Hi Anonymous, Not sure if this would help you, but if Net isn't able to add the networks as you requested, she does have two GREAT pages already set up on her site that might help you find what you need more quickly (they certainly help me!). I have them both bookmarked on my laptop so I can get to them quickly and that's what I usually use each week when I'm planning which movies to watch or set to record on my dvr. You can find red links to both of these pages at the very top of the home page.
      One page is called the "Christmas Movie List" and it separates all movies by network (and then by upcoming date within each network). I actually printed this one out to keep on hand when needed.
      The other page is the "Christmas TV Schedule 2022". This one lists all upcoming movies and other Christmas television specials by date. It lists the networks as well as the time the movie will air. It also tells you which ones are "new" vs reruns. I tend to use this page the most.
      Hope this helps you a bit to quickly find all the good Christmas movie info that Net provides for us!!


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