Most of my favorite Christmas movies have a leading lady who is energetic and quirky. This time, it is Eric Close, as Robert, that has that spirit. He and Catherine Bell, as Lydia, are a great compliment to each other. The movie is enjoyable as we watch their relationship grow. Robert needs to learn to organize and Lydia could use some spontaneity.
Many Christmas movies are appealing because of one or more kids. Trinity Rose Likins, as Amelia does a great job as a beautiful little girl. Her memories of her mom are special. Jesse Filkow is her brother, Thomas, and he rounds out the family.
This story doesn't surprise us much, but neither does it stretch our credibility. It manages to provide heartwarming moments without doing so.
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