I love me a good, cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. You too? I recently found out one of my male relatives has a secret addiction to them. Hee-hee. I’m excited to trade notes with him the next time I see him, maybe on Christmas Day. I can find out all of his recommendations, and he can get mine.
But I’m not showing him the video above. When my son showed it to me on Thanksgiving Day, we all laughed out loud. It’s hilarious! The guy in the video is playing both the male and female leads of a typical Hallmark Christmas movie. Just a hint when watching: when he has the scarf around his neck, he is playing the female lead. It all rings so true! The above-mentioned relative wasn’t there, and his wife advised I not show it to him, as it might offend him. She said he’ll have to be in the right mood to appreciate it. So maybe we can catch him in the right mood on Christmas Day.
In the meantime, I’m having fun indulging in the cheesiness of these movies and using the above image to play bingo, even if it’s all mentally as I don’t really have time to sit down and watch the movies with hands solely playing bingo. At this point, so close to Christmas, it’s multitasking all the way (meaning I’m listening to movies as I wrap gifts or do other chores).
Anyway, this video is the most recent Hallmark Christmas movie I’ve seen. It’s delightful! I highly recommend it! 5 out of 5 stars. It’s clean, funny, devoid of bad language, and the acting is great.
Here’s the plot summary from scribd.com:
“Emily Springer, widowed mother of one, decides to leave Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston.
“Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays – except he’s thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!
“Through an internet site, Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston-and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it’s not the prison town – it’s Santa’s village! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and…elves.
“Meanwhile, Emily’s friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her and instead finds Charles the grinch. Then Charles’s brother, Ray, shows up at his home in Boston to discover that he isn’t there – but Emily is.
“Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways. Because everything changes at Christmas!”
It’s based on the book below, which I’m currently listening to in scribd as an audiobook. If you want to learn about how you can use scribd to listen to all the Christmas audiobooks you can, go here.
So far, the book is much better than the movie! As usual! I hope you enjoy both!