What a fun way to go on a scavenger hunt!
And…can I say, Brendan Penny is just so charming! 😉 See what I did there????
I’m a Big fan of charm bracelets! Not only does it throw me back to my childhood, but it incorporates everything that Holly said… Memories they hold, the tradition of gifting them, the joy of receiving them….they are so much more than jewelry!
One of our daughters even has a charm bracelet Advent calendar this year… And I don’t know who’s more excited for her to open each door: me or her!
I had no expectations for this movie… And I think that made me enjoy it even more!…
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️ ❤️❤️ Greg and Holly..I like you! This relationship was so cute… I loved that their meeting & development seem to flow so naturally… The only issues I really had were with their fight? It just didn’t make a lot of sense that there would be so much conflict over whether or not he wrote the story on her. That came out of left field. Also, they spend Christmas together with their parents before they even kissed for the first time? Sttttrrreeeetch……
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️heart ❤️❤️❤️ Did I tell you I LOVE CHARM BRACELETS! The hunt was so Clever too! I’m glad the clues were so hard to decipher… And even then, they didn’t get them all right! It was so sweet hearing the real story from J ♾Y
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️ Meh. Not too much stood out here for me. I called the baby reveal from the beginning…but still, it was super cute.
FEELS ❤️❤️ ❤️ When Holly helped Greg decorate his house….hearing the charm bracelet story….the vintage clothes and train scene….THE GIFT and that kiss was GOOD, y’all!
HALLMARK SURPRISE (anything that really jumped out from the “norm” Hallmark Movie equation) ❤️❤️ I was surprised with the charm clues and how realistic they made it as far as figuring their meaning out. Wasn’t super magical…but it was nice.