This movie is more about the inn which is the focus for waxing on about personal memories that people build up over time. Sometimes they hold on to them, which can be good or bad, maybe even both.
This movie appeared on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries which isn't always about romance. Often HMM focuses on a mystery which can be a crime mystery or it can be about a hidden secret. Usually if the latter, there is a very heartwarming climax. I wouldn't say that this movie excelled at any of the three - crime, secret or romance. As I indicated already, the primary focus seems to be about memories or the past. There is some romance, but that wasn't the focus and it really was a lackluster romance. It certainly didn't seem that what romance there was justified life changing decisions, but then personal love seemed to be only a part of the motivation in the climax, probably a secondary motivation.
The story is a bit unusual for a Christmas movie. There are some hints of some common tropes, but mostly the movie was different. I thought the story would be considered boring if not for the fact that the movie was really more about the exploration of the feelings already discussed associated with the past. So I think some people will consider it boring. While I appreciated the exploration of those feelings, I didn't find the movie scintillating by any means.
One thing that didn't help is that the romance, secondary as it was, might have generated some interested and goodwill in the viewer except that this romance itself fell flat. There was very little chemistry. There was a very little between Willow and Natalie, and a very little bit between Willow and David. Of the two, the former was more interesting. David and Willow spent more time dealing with the inn or the wedding than anything personal between them. When they did get personal, a lot of that revolved around memories.
The solution to the movie's central conflict seemed pretty obvious to me and I don't know why it took them so long to arrive at it. It would have made sense even leaving out any romance.
I don't think I will watch this again.