10 November 2019 | iranu-74195
made when there was budgets for these things so, not embarrassing
There's at least budget here - someone actually spent some money, rather than buy some fairy lights and a shoot in Boulder at night time.
Here we have the perfect dilemma of Hollywood editorial. All Christmas movies have to have a God-Jesus character (usually Father Christmas, but might be covered by an Old Saige in the village, or a talisman, or even, insultingly, an animal) who has "come down to Earth" to re-enliven non-believers or the afflicted/lost. On this occassion the concept of a messianic element, or listening God, is played by a Jewish female - you couldn't make this up.. and really, it is likely deliberate. Roberts, as Messiah, is of course excellent in her timing and delivery and is a lovable character.,, but definitely would look odd in stained glass.
There's also some welcome changes in the leading parts. The female lead is a shapely brunette rather than a stick-thin bottle blonde. The male isn't called Scott and doesn't have a face like chicken mayo. However, when EVENTUALLY they break the romantic ice, on the fist kiss, the undermusic is "Come let us Adore him", played in time with the kiss, Which, when you think about it, is REALLY weird. This equates the Male Lead (temporarily) to Jesus and she "adores" him. Twisted, but funny. There's sometimes some real snow here and well shot interiors and a well-paced script. Everyone enjoys themselves and the single Dad gets his hands on some very tasty yuletide buns - what's not to like?