Here’s the Fun Loving-Magical-Happy Christmas movie I have been waiting for this premiere weekend!
Let’s dig into it, shall we?
So here’s how I break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ OOH! Change up in the love-angst equation with Sarah & Travis right off the bat…we see the angst FIRST! I loved that! It was fun to “grow up” with them. Although, I’m a bit confused was to why they weren’t together in their younger years….I loved seeing them reconnect! Sarah Ramos & Carlo Marks were adorable throughout. I didn’t give them that fifth heart only because it was a cute, sweet romance and not so much heart clenching, feel me?
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ MAGICAL COOKIES that make you dream about your true love?!?!? Yes, PLEASE! This was classic cheesy Hallmark and I was there for it! Plot holes that had me holding back all the love? What can’t you bake more? What type of cookie batch only makes 12 cookies? Grandma Mia really set Sarah up for big heart break which seemed very odd….but as in all good endings…it all worked out!
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️❤️JAZZY! What an adorable little nugget! She was so great! I love it when the child actor just nails their role. It really elevates the whole movie! Grandma Mia and friends were super fun to watch too.
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️I don’t know if there were a ton of moments that made my heart aflutter. Travis was a pretty smooth operator throughout . His idea to whisk Sarah away so she could finish her book was so responsible ….real-life love move there. Also, real snow? and a REAL TREE!!! Reminded my husband and I of the trees my dad cuts down because he thinks all trees are perfect!
HALLMARK SURPRISE (what made this different from typical Hallmark movies) ❤️❤️❤️ Time warp using the original actors! So fun! Being able to see the the reason they had a gone their separate ways…..plus, there wasn’t really any conflict at the end that couldn’t be fixed easily….that was nice. No, NO ONE was surprised Grandma Mia didn’t tape up that recipe and save it. Why in the world wouldn’t she?