It’s another Hallmark Christmas movie. This one is Hallmark’s first new movies.
‘Tis the Season for Love
7 out of 10 and liked only because Sarah Lancaster.
November 2015 Hallmark movie written by Nina Weinman, directed by Terry Ingram, and starring Sarah Lancaster and Brendan Penny.
The Short Short Synopsis
“An out-of-work actress (Sarh Lancaster) finds romance after returning to her quant hometown during Christmastime.” (Direct tv Synopsis).
First of all, I wish I could live in this “New York City” apartment. And to also have a best friend that buys me plane tickets and limousine rides.
Another coming-home romance but with a Christmas Hallmark style, which means there’s an overwhelming amount of Christmas decorations.
And there just so happens to be a Santa Claus (sporting a Rolex), who just might be the real thing. But isn’t.
As for this New Yorker, Beth, trying to be a Broadway actress, well she’s apparently spent a decade trying but not getting anywhere. And she has a stereotypical roommate (and it seems her only friend in New York) became an actress thanks to her father’s friends or something.
So it felt like Beth’s sudden desire to go home for the holidays was to escape her reality, even though she claims to just need to be away while waiting desperately for “The Big Phone Call” for a part. And it takes her a long time to realize this of course.
And there’s also the “One-That-Got-Away” Ex. The one that didn’t follow Beth to New York. And is married with a kid. A kid who is really really well behaved.
But luckily there’s a old friend who is firefighter now. Well, a firefighter for a small town. And he isn’t as good looking as firefighter, Brandon Routh is in The Nine Lives For Christmas (which airs tonight and I of course have that to be recorded).
And then it gets weird when Santa gives her a key. My Grandpa and I thought it would be one of those Ground-Hogs-Day things. Or taking us back in time to see what she would’ve had if she didn’t go to New York. Beth thought so too. For the longest time. Turned out that they were just dreams that showed what she most desired.
Apparently she needed a big wake-up call or something to show that she would be happier with 2 kids, a husband and a teaching job. Instead of a Broadway career. Even her best friend said it’s like she’s just “settling.”
So in the end, I was thinking of Pearl Jams song Better Man. But there is a wrap up to show that after “settling”, she is happy. And I guess that’s ok.