Classic Christmas Story with a Country Twist!
I FREAKING LOVED IT! One of my cherished Christmas memories as a child was getting dressed up and going with my mom and sister to see “The Christmas Carol” live at the Grand Old Opera House. We took my mom to a show again one of our last Christmases with her. So, I spologize it I seem biased. 😉
Aside from my love of this story….I love me some country music! Not to drop names….but Sara Evans….Raelynn…..Wynonna Judd….Kicks Brooks….Kimberly Williams-Paisley…..Hallmark was NOT playing with their country music movie this year!
but….say for some reason you aren’t a Christmas Carol fan……or a Country Music fan…..there’s always the gift of:
It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year, y’all! Let’s chat about it!
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Wes Brown could play opposite a snowman, and it’d still be hot. Watching Vivian & Gavin’s story throughout time was just so freaking adorable—even the kids were cute! I loved how Wes & Jessy played younger versions of themselves so young & carefree. It really worked. My only complaint is the way they make Vivian’s character so “out of the loop” with the fact that Gavin was in love with her their whole dang lived. I hate when they do that. Why do you think it hurt so much, Viv???? ugh…..and also…..swoon!
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ PERFECTION! As I said, I LOVE The Christmas Carol & Country Music….and they all showed up and NAILED IT. I heart laughed…and ached….and swooned….the camera work and scene transitions from the time travel were so so good too! I normally don’t comment on them, but they really stood out to me, so I have to mention it.
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ There must have been a pandemic or something…..all these speical guest musicians have nothing else to do? Whatever! If it makes us A Nashville Christmas Carol, 2020 at least has some perks, right? Was the cameo acting Oscar worthy? No. Do I care even a little bit? Nope. I’m only sad they didn’t have a Spirit of Christmas Future because I was here for it. I wish this movie never ended!
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Gavin & Vivian made me root for them every second. These two were meant for each other. I loved how they explored Vivian & Georgia’s childhood too…pulled on the heart strings just enough to make you feel, but not too much that it was too painful to watch.
HALLMARK SURPRISE (anything that really jumped out from the “norm” Hallmark Movie equation) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ They really did make all the conflict super believable! Visiting moment in time from different perspectives was such a cool concept. Wish that could happen in real life sometime! Also, everytime I thought there would be a misunderstanding…..someone would surprise us by just telling the truth right away! Well done, on this one Hallmark!
25/25 One of the BEST this year in my book! Can’t wait to watch this one again and again!
FUN FACT: If you know me….you might know that our 3rd child is a girl named Georgia….and our 4th is a boy named Colton, but if he would have been born a girl: He would have been named Vivian!!!! Mind. Blown.