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Christmas on Ice - 2020 So I was not super pleased with this one. I did really enjoy the cast and most of the acting. There was so much Christmas and love throughout. I smiled and laughed. The ice skating was such a joy for me. Over the years I’ve become obsessed with ice skating. It was adorable watching Courtney spend time with Noah’s daughter, Grace. Helping her on the ice, growing close with both of them. Decorating their Christmas tree with gingerbread people. It was touching. BUT .. I was heart broken with the mess when it comes to the oval rink. It’s something special. Now, with the whole reveal of Noah’s late wife being the mayors late daughter. Too frustrating and angering for me to get past. I felt it was a bit unfair with how he is treated by the mayor compared to how Courtney was. Couldn’t get past that so it definitely took away a lot of joy and romance for me. But what she does with the rink and memorial, something special and beautiful. I do want to mention, Beth .. such a hit character for me. She was just so special and loving and fun. She made it so enjoyable for me. Had to be said. Now, will I watch this again? Probably not. But I did enjoy some things throughout. Rate: 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Synopsis: Former champion figure skater Courtney, who runs the city’s outdoor skating rink, falls in love with Noah, an unlikely benefactor, as she must rally the resources of her young skating class to throw a Christmas Carnival and save the recreational heart of the community. #itsawonderfullifetime #lifetime #lifetimetv #lifetimemovies #lifetimechristmasmovies #romancemovies #romcom #holidayseason #holidaymovies #xmasmovies #christmasmovies #madefortv #tvmovie #romancemovies #christmasonice

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. ⠀ ⠀ This is easily going to be one of my favorite seats in the house. I already love this view and it’s not even complete yet. Christmas makes my soul happy. 🎄 ⠀ #christmas2020 #farmhousechristmas #ikeachristmas #christmaslights #farmhouse #countrychic #newhouse #sideboard #lifetimechristmasmovies #christmasmovies #thriver #sodacity #columbiasc #famouslyhot

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New Podcast Review! Check out the episode for a full review (with a special guest! link in bio ), and make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Holidate, Netflix Plot type: 2A (A woman who is afraid to return home for the holidays without a boyfriend brings a fake partner instead. Shenanigans ensue, and she is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas, family, and love. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: Holidate has some real laugh out loud moments in the tradition of the crude romcom. The chemistry is great between all members of this cast, which is a huge plus. While this movie isn't for everyone, if you enjoy a rent-a-boyfriend plot, then you probably will like this one. I know I quite enjoyed myself, though I’m not rushing back for another helping anytime soon. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies #netflix #holidate #netflixmovies #netflixchristmas

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Another Halloween appropriate Xmas pick, “The Spirit of Christmas” is a 2015 classic that mixes ghosts, bootlegging, and leads with chemistry. Jess loved the historical flashbacks, but Rob thought the mood was a little bleak. How did we rate it? Head to the blog to find out (link in bio ) 🎄 Shoutout to @melissaleep for demanding we review this one. She was a fan of the flashbacks, too 😉 . . . . . #verymerrymovies #christmasmovies #christmasmovie #christmasmoviemarathon #christmasmovienight #xmasmovies #countdowntochristmas #xmascountdown #discoverunder1k #tistheseason #christmascliches #itsawonderfullifetime #25daysofChristmas #hallmarkchristmas #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkies #hallmarkandchill #netflixchristmas #netflixchristmasmovies #lifetimechristmas #lifetimechristmasmovies #movierating #moviereview #spiritofchristmas #jenlilley

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14 hours ago

NEW EPISODE ‼️Join me in this conversation with @sharanadarcel , forensic scientist and skincare enthusiast. Sharana shares her thoughts about women in STEM, science in the media, and annoying skincare things that always show up in the movies. Plus, she shares her picks for some spooky Halloween and classic Christmas movies.  🎃🎄 #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies #halloween #halloweenmovies #womenofcolor #womeninstem #stem #stemgirls #science #skincare #blackgirlmagic

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14 hours ago

This is what happens when you start watching @lifetimetv Christmas movies before Halloween! 😕 ❄️ #lifetimechristmasmovies #snow #snowinginoctober #halloween #halloweensnow #christmasfeeling #christmasvibes #holly

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Posting a review of an older movie while I ruminate on The Holidate. Make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: With Love, Christmas, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 3A (A man who's a bit of a Christmas Scrooge meets a woman who is enthusiastic about Christmas, and he learns about the true meaning of Christmas, family, and love. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: This movie is pretty cute. The chemistry between the leads is nice, the acting isn't bad, and the story is heartwarming as well. Secret Santa plots are almost as good as fake partner plots - all the intrigue and shenanigans make them a lot of fun. This movie is no different. It's got lots of sweet, lovely moments to make you smile. (Airing again on November 5th - remember, remember the 5th of November. ) #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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2 days ago

New Podcast Review‼️ Check out the episode for a full review (link in bio ), and make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Chateau Christmas, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 2B (A woman afraid to return home awkwardly bumps into her old flame. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄 (3/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: While I loved seeing Luke Macfarlane play, the story just didn't captivate me. Chateau Christmas isn't bad, but there's no need to go out of your way to see this one. The chemistry is nice and the music is quite moving, so if you've got time and you happen to be sitting down when it's airing, there's no harm in letting the beautiful Christmas tunes wash over you! P.S. - Check out Luke Macfarlane's interview on @thebubblysesh Podcast about filming during COVID, playing music again, and what it's like working with Hallmark. It's a GREAT interview, and @shawlinivmh and @jacklyncollier are as charmed by Mr. McDarling as any fan could be. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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2 days ago

New Podcast Review‼️ Check out the episode for a full review (link in bio ), and make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Forever Christmas, Lifetime Plot type: 3B (A woman who's a bit of a Christmas Scrooge meets a man who is enthusiastic about Christmas, and she learns about the true meaning of Christmas, family, and love. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🌱 (2.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: There's no ifs, ands, or buts about it - this movie is weird. And not in a charming way. The chemistry is 💯, and there are some sweet moments, but these things are not enough to recommend it. Feel free to skip Forever Christmas. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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3 days ago

New Podcast Review! New Podcast Review! Check out the episode for a full review (link in bio ), and make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Deliver By Christmas, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Plot type: 1ish. Unique - doesn't quite fit a type! Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🎄 (4/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: This movie just WORKS. The leads are almost too good for this genre, and I just really enjoyed watching these two act like real people who liked each other. A contender for a 2020 favorite? We'll see. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies #deliverbychristmas

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3 days ago

Currently I have lifetime Christmas movies on in the background all day long! I’m such a sucker for Christmas movies and all of the love stories. Yes even the cheesy ones haha! Anyone else leave Lifetime or Hallmark on around this time of year?! • • • #augustaphotographer #easttexasphotographer #travelingphotographer #isaidyes #lifetimemovies #lifetimechristmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #christmasobsessed #weddingphotography

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4 days ago

Christmas is here early!☃️☃️Lifetime Christmas movies are my guilty pleasure and they are on tonight. I decided to take the night off to relax, get cozy with my pup and kit and get in the holiday mood. How is it the Holiday season already?

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4 days ago

Some thoughts about holiday movies and choosing joy. Do I think the holiday movies I watch every year are realistic? Of course not. Am I expecting my holidays to be as sparkly and special as the ones I see on television? Nope. But do these happy-ending stories full of warmth and kindness and a little bit of magic give me hope that life won’t always be hard? That the world isn’t completely dark and painful? Absolutely. And watching grown adults roll around in a pile of fake snow after a silly snowball fight reminds me that even when I’m busy, even when I’m angry, even when I’m hurting, I can still choose a moment of fun. Seeing yet another scene where characters take time out of their hectic holidays to bake cookies reminds me that a ) I can make time for something fun and b ) it’s not the end of the world if we use a shortcut to make it work for us (thank you from the bottom of my heart, movie that showed characters using store-bought, break-apart cookie dough ). Obviously you know as well as I do that a couple hours spent watching a holiday movie won’t balance our budget, bring back our missing loved ones, help us meet our deadlines, or get our houses decorated perfectly. And the truth is that only the peace offered by God—the peace that passes all understanding—gives us the ability to make choosing joy a permanent posture. Only knowing and loving the Lord will produce the fruit of joy in our lives on a long-term basis. So this holiday season, I’m going to make time for what matters. Yes, of course, I mean my family and friends and remembering the reason for the season. But also, I mean that I’m going to choose little moments of joy—the ones that present themselves each day and the ones I receive when I watch my favorite holiday movies, and I’m going to lean on God and ask Him to give me a peaceful spirit and joyful heart that last all year long. This is an excerpt from FAKE SNOW & REAL FAITH, a 10-day devotional inspired by holiday movies. You can get it for FREE when you download the Hooked on Holiday Movies bundle at hookedonholidaymovies.com.

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4 days ago

Happy Monday! After a whirlwind weekend of new movies, here's an older one to fill out your timeline. Make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: The Christmas Club, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 1C (Woman facing a professional hurdle overcomes it with the help of a good man and some Christmas magic. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄 (3/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: The Christmas Club is a perfectly adequate movie. The leads have a sweet chemistry, the story features a bit of confusing Christmas magic, and the supporting cast is... interesting (by interesting choices I mean that they chose to make the secretary of the dancing studio a black Jewish woman in Minnesota because... diversity? Feels a bit unrealistic, but there you have it. ). Overall, this movie is fine. I enjoyed it, but there was nothing to write home about. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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4 days ago

"Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding" starring our girl Kelly Rowland airs Nov. 28th on Lifetime. This is the sequel to "Merry Liddle Christmas" that premiered last year and picks up with Kelly's character Jacquie ( a tech entrepreneur ) and her next door neighbor turned fiancé Tyler planning a Christmas destination wedding. . . #MerryLiddleChristmasWedding #MerryLiddleChristmas #KellyRowland #ChristmasMovies #LifetimeChristmasMovies #LifetimeMovies #ChristmasWedding #ContentCreator #ExplorePage #Influencer #FaithandEntertainmentBlogger #BlackChristianInfluencer #FirstLadyB #WomanBlogger #FemaleBlogger #EntertainmentBlogger #TVBlogger #MovieBlogger

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5 days ago

If you know me you know I am in my happiest time of year........ I love #lifetimechristmasmovies #24 /7 #holidayseason #2020holidays

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5 days ago

It has started.....the Christmas movies on Lifetime and The Hallmark Channel. What is it with these story lines??? They are pretty much all the same but they suck you in! Darn you people!!!! Yes, I did not do the leaves and we are finishing up the third Christmas movie on Lifetime tonight. Might have to put up the tree this week! 😂 It just ended and my wife said "Turn it off quick!!" #whydoikeepwatchingthese #suckmein #notgettinganyworkdone #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies #hallmark #hallmarkchristmasmovies #merrychristmas #christmas #romance #happyholidays #tistheseason

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5 days ago

🎄Merry Oct. 25th - Part 2🎄 Lifetime holiday movies have begun to add ✨sparkle✨ to our televisions! 😊🤶🏼🎅🏽 (🎞: Christmas Unwrapped; Tiffany Haddish, Executive Producer ) #christmasinoctober #christmasmovies #lifetimetv #lifetimechristmasmovies #itsawonderfullifetime #falalalala

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5 days ago

The weekend my be ending, but Christmas will get us through the work week! Here are my picks for what you should be recording and watching this week. Make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don’t miss a single review! PRO TIP: On Instagram click the save button right under the picture so you can come back to this post anytime and find my top picks ❤️🎄✨ #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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5 days ago

New Podcast Review! Check out the episode for a full review, and make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Christmas Tree Lane, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Plot type: 1C (Woman facing a professional hurdle overcomes it with the help of a good man and some Christmas magic. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄 (3/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: Christmas Tree Lane fan favorites Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker, and they are completely likable and familiar in these roles. That being said, the movie is just fine. You've seen this plot before, and you'll see it again. That's not to knock it - Christmas Tree Lane movie is perfectly good. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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5 days ago

New Podcast Review! Check out the episode for a full review, and make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Jingle Belle Bride, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 1A (Big city woman heads back to her tiny hometown and rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas, family, and love. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄 (3/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: This is a TEXTBOOK Hallmark movie with an itty, bitty twist at the end. The romantic chemistry is below average, the plot is sweet, Christmas abounds, as do the messages about Christmas, family, and love. The movie on the whole is fine. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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5 days ago

New Podcast Review! Check out the episode for a full review, and make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Christmas Unwrapped, Lifetime Plot type: 3B (A woman who's a bit of a Christmas Scrooge meets a man who is enthusiastic about Christmas, and she learns about the true meaning of Christmas, family, and love. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🌱 (2.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: I wanted to love this movie - it has so much going for it. Christmas Unwrapped is super diverse, everyone is good looking, and the acting isn't bad. Unfortunately, the way the movie deals with the lead's history in foster care is a bit problematic from my point of view. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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5 days ago

It snowed today. So naturally it seemed like a good time to make a list of almost all of the Christmas movies I’ve been in. Still missing a few! #hallmarkchristmasmovies #lifetimechristmasmovies #iwalkaroundinthebackground

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Check out the Sunday Wine Down featuring Lifetime’s Christmas Movie Calendar, Ava DuVernay’s New Project; Justin Bieber’s Next Chapter and more...link in bio. #avaduvernay #ava #justinbieber #lifetimechristmasmovies #lifetime #lifetimemovies #sundaywinedown #thepopcornwinedown 🍿🍷

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6 days ago

First podcast review of the 2020 Season! Lifetime kicked us off with a good pick. Check the link in bio to catch my full review, and follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Christmas on Ice, Lifetime (2020 Premiere! ) Plot type: 1C (Woman facing a professional hurdle overcomes it with the help of a good man and some Christmas magic. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: This is a sweet movie with a good story, and leads work really well together, and have that trademark Lifetime chemistry. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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6 days ago

AND WE'RE LIVE! Just in time for the start of the season, @fivetreechristmas is back! Season 2, Episode 1 offers a brief refresher on the Plot Type and rating systems, and a preview of what's coming this season. Welcome back to Christmas! #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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Present wrapping and cocktails 💃🏾. I kicked off the start of @hallmarkchannel and @lifetimetv Holiday season right! What Holiday movie did you watch last night? 🥃 cinnamon rosemary old fashioned - not my creation, but AMAZING 💃🏾 #cocktailswithkrys #lifetimechristmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #cinnamonrosemaryoldfashioned #presents #cocktails #cocktailsandpresents #woodfordreserve #cheers

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Posting a review of an older movie while I ruminate on The Holidate. Make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: With Love, Christmas, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 3A (A man who's a bit of a Christmas Scrooge meets a woman who is enthusiastic about Christmas, and he learns about the true meaning of Christmas, family, and love. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: This movie is pretty cute. The chemistry between the leads is nice, the acting isn't bad, and the story is heartwarming as well. Secret Santa plots are almost as good as fake partner plots - all the intrigue and shenanigans make them a lot of fun. This movie is no different. It's got lots of sweet, lovely moments to make you smile. (Airing again on November 5th - remember, remember the 5th of November. ) #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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3 weeks ago

Title/Platform: Christmas at the Plaza, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 1C (A hardworking woman who is down on her luck professionally discovers her passion and finds love because of the magic of Christmas. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: Slightly above average nonsense - I've actually watched it 3 times now. This actress has an interesting look, and she is likable and a bit quirky. The chemistry is really good, so even when the rest of the story is lacking, the two leads really work. The B-plot is uninteresting, and honestly the movie would have been better with less of it. I didn't love the portrayal of academics (selfish of me - but academics aren't that bad! We love learning about other people's jobs! ), nor did I love her relatively unreasonable boss at the hotel. All around, a weird movie but the leads really save it and help you root for their love story. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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And just like that, we're 3 days away from the Christmas movie season! Make sure you follow me at @fivetreechristmas to get all the Christmas movie reviews! Title/Platform: Enchanted Christmas, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 2B (A woman afraid to return home awkwardly bumps into her old flame. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: The girl from Spy Kids is back, and she's a single mom who gave up dancing. Unfortunately for her, she needs to dance with her old dancing partner/boyfriend to - you guessed it - save Christmas. Their chemistry is really good - almost Lifetime-level chemistry. The story is sweet, and the dancing is fire. Nuff said. Extra points for a diverse cast! ✨ FUN FACT: The chemistry is great in this movie because the leads are MARRIED!❤️🎄 #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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2 weeks ago

Happy Monday! It's officially kickoff week for #CountdownToChristmas and #ItsAWonderfulLifetime !!! Make sure to follow me at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single Christmas 2020 review! Title/Platform: Christmas in Rome, Hallmark Channel (2019 ) Plot type: 3A (Woman who is enthusiastic about about Christmas teaches a Scroogey businessman to appreciate Christmas and family and love again. A bit of 1A professional help thrown in. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄 (3/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: The sets and locations are amazing - Rome is obviously a beautiful backdrop. Lacey Chabert is just what you expect her to be, with a bit of extra fairy dust because of the Italian sun and the Euro-style chemistry. That being said, this is another movie that makes you wonder if the title and idea of Rome was made up before the story was written. The pacing is a bit off in both the love story and the professional endavors. Overall, this movie is fine and works. The movie just falls a bit flat which is tough because there are a lot of cool little details about Christmas in Italy that could have made this movie great. I watched this movie again during Christmas in July to see if I'd like it more, but I didn't. When it's on again maybe I'll watch it... or I'll take a nap. FUN NOTE: This movie was INCREDIBLY controversial in the Olayinka household. There was a generational divide about whether she should have been willing to try long distance or not, and the conversation got pretty heated. Over 60s were pro-long distance, under 40s questioned the wisdom of it. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas2020 #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime2020 #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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JUST 2 DAYS until the Christmas movie season begins, and I couldn't be more excited. Be sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss any reviews! In honor of Lifetime kicking off the Christmas season on Friday, here's a Lifetime review. Title/Platform: Grounded at Christmas, Lifetime Plot type: 2A (A woman who is afraid to return home for Christmas without a boyfriend. Instead, she brings a fake partner. Shenanigans ensue and she is reminded of the meaning of Christmas, family, and love. ) Rating: 🎄 🎄 🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: This movie is better than it should be. It has an entirely predictable plot and a strangely aggressive ending, but it all works for the most part! The chemistry between the leads is sweet, if not a bit tame for the Lifetime circuit. Their banter is playful and genuinely funny. Look, the fake partner plot will always be one of my favorites, and this one has all the reliable quirks that make this plot so appealing - an overbearing family, terrible exes, and a TON of lying. What's not to love? #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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4 days ago

Happy Monday! After a whirlwind weekend of new movies, here's an older one to fill out your timeline. Make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: The Christmas Club, Hallmark Channel Plot type: 1C (Woman facing a professional hurdle overcomes it with the help of a good man and some Christmas magic. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄 (3/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: The Christmas Club is a perfectly adequate movie. The leads have a sweet chemistry, the story features a bit of confusing Christmas magic, and the supporting cast is... interesting (by interesting choices I mean that they chose to make the secretary of the dancing studio a black Jewish woman in Minnesota because... diversity? Feels a bit unrealistic, but there you have it. ). Overall, this movie is fine. I enjoyed it, but there was nothing to write home about. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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Happy Saturday! Here's a movie that's for the whole family. Title/Platform: The Man Who Invented Christmas, Amazon Prime Plot type: 4 (Other - A "save Christmas" family movie. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🎄 (4/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: This movie is very fun. It features great cast of actors that you'll recognize from Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and more! The movie portrays the story of how Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol." It's an amazing story (though I somewhat question its veracity ). Furthermore, it's one that the whole family can enjoy! With less than a week before the 2020 Christmas season starts, make sure follow me at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a review! #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies #familychristmas #christmasmovies #charlesdickens #scrooge

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2 weeks ago

And just like that, we're at Christmas Movie Eve. Can you believe it!?!? Make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss a single review! Title/Platform: Holiday for Heroes, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Plot type: 4 (A unique twist on the "Save Christmas!" plot. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🎄 (4/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: A very, very sweet movie. The premise is heartwarming. The diversity in the cast is a real win for Hallmark, and I wish they would lean in to it more often. The actress is sweet and they really pair well together. This actor gives off big "I'm going to be the 3rd incarnation of Jason Bourne" vibes, but somehow really works in this role (then again, Damon and Renner also work in those nice-man-but-also-I-am-tough roles, so this seems par for the course ). The whole premise of their "save the Christmas ball" plot is not the best part of the movie, but overall I just enjoyed watching these two fall in love. Overall this is just a really nice, heartwarming movie. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #christmas #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies #veterans #militarychristmas

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1 weeks ago

TODAY IS THE DAY! Christmas Movie Season has officially started! Make sure to follow along at @fivetreechristmas so you don't miss any reviews. While we wait for tonight's Lifetime premiere, here's a review for you to enjoy. Title/Platform: Holiday Hearts, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Plot type: 2B (A woman returns home for Christmas an awkwardly bumps into her old flame. ) Rating: 🎄🎄🎄🌱 (3.5/5 Christmas Trees ) Review: A super cute movie. Above average acting, and there is a unique sweetness to the relationships that lend this movie credibility. There are several loveable characters with nice story arcs. All in all, this movie is a delight not to be missed. But if you do miss it, it's not the end of the world. #fivetreechristmas #christmasmovie #christmas #holidays #holidaymovie #countdowntochristmas #miraclesofchristmas #itsawonderfullifetime #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmarkchannel #hallmarkmoviesandmysteries #hallmarkies #lifetime #lifetimechristmasmovies

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