All I want to say is…….there’s NO PLACE like a CCB Christmas Movie that does this sweet Hallmark queen justice!
I am most certainly a fan of Candice, but the last couple year’s movies she’s been in just haven’t been as amazing as they could have been.
Enter, Warren Christie. Merry Christmas to Us, one and ALL!
The writing of this movie was so clever, I spent most of my time loving on the two leads that I am certain I missed all the “Wizard of Oz” nods. After seeing previews, I was worried it was going to be really cheesy and over the top….but it didn’t play out that way at all, and I LOVED every minute!
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Darcy and Glenn/William…or my FAVORITE: Gwilliam! I could watch these two all day! The whole meet-cute where she didn’t know who he was at the bar: hilarious. Watching him fall for her was very sweet and realistic little by little….the pain in his eyes when he knew he about to break her heart…..ugghhhh!
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The Wizard of Oz Easter eggs just never stopped! Subtle enough that you almost didn’t notice them too! I always love when you set up a movie like this because it makes you want to watch it again just to catch the references you didn’t the first go round.
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Jackie was the BEST “CROW”, Dr. TINsley was the HEART of that staff for sure! Her little speech about the real educational needs of the children grabbed my heart right out of my chest. Girl nailed it…plus, haven’t we ALL had a similar conversation in this the year of 2020? Super relevant. Riley Lions…very good fit to the character of the lion….after watching Christmas Waltz, though…the dancing left a little to be desired. 🙂 still cute anyway….Winona: loved to hate on her! She actually got me mad…which Was her job, I guess…….my FAVORITE, though, were Darcy’s brothers. How sweet were those sibling moments???
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Gwilliam & Darcy always got my heart a fluttering….mostly props to Warren 😉 But CCB was totally there step by step with him, it was a joy to watch. (my hubby even enjoyed it…but he’ll deny it if you ask him) That Christmas Lights Maze….I need to find one of these! “Glen’s” speech. Their reunion. ….basically anytime Gwilliam spoke to Darcy. swoon.
HALLMARK SURPRISE (anything that really jumped out from the “norm” Hallmark Movie equation) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The whole concept of the Wizard of Oz references was so well done! I know Hallmark has made other movies before mimicking classic storylines…but I don’t recall any of them being this well done!