Have your tissues at the ready!
My emotional radar started blaring within the first few scenes of this movie. So many triggers for me.
Needless to say, I cried more than once. I don’t like crying during my Christmas movies in this way. Grief. Having people you love not with you is especially hard during the holidays.
That being said, this story was pretty good.
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️ Sarah & Ben. I felt like this movie didn’t need this attempt at romance. For one, there was just too many other emotional things happening… And two, I didn’t really buy it.
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ The story was so sweet. I really loved the unveiling of the truth about how each guest was brought to the inn! Although the sender wasn’t a huge surprise….The reason was so thought-out and believable. Modern Miracle of sorts.
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Loved all the different storylines! They really got me invested into each one…..especially Jasper. Who, once I got the “COOL RUNNINGS” tag lines out of my head…Was my favorite to watch. (Even though he made my heart ache the most)
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️ Sarah’s and Jasper’s grief really got to me. The church scene had me unglued.
HALLMARK SURPRISE (anything that really jumped out from the “norm” Hallmark Movie equation) ❤️ I’ve got to mention the reason behind the invitations again. The explanation was very clever….but other than that, nothing jaw dropping