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25 Days of Christmas: More Christmas Movies (Made for TV)

Posted on: December 13, 2015

Day 13: More Movies
In my previous post about Christmas movies, I shared that I absolutely love the made for TV holiday movies. I look forward to them every year. This year, I started on Black Friday and have been watching them ever since. Here are a couple of my favorites, along with a few new ones this year that weren’t too bad. (I still have about 3 on the DVR that I need to catch up on plus a few more scheduled, including 2 more starring Lacey Chabert.)

  1. Dear Santa (Lifetime, 2011) – A young girl being raised by a single dad sends a letter to Santa asking for a mom. This one is so cute and adorable. As with most of these movies, the acting could use some work (Amy Acker is fine, it’s the rest of those folks…), but you have to go into every made for TV holiday movie knowing that you’re not getting Oscar-worthy performances.
  2. 12 Men of Christmas (Lifetime, 2009) –  Kristin Chenoweth stars as a PR exec who ends up in a small town in Montana and creates a calendar to raise money. The fact that Kristin is in this movie was reason enough for me to love it.
  3. Matchmaker Santa (Hallmark, 2012) – In this one, a young woman and her boyfriend’s best friend end up stranded in a small town while trying to get to the boyfriend’s cabin to celebrate the holidays. Unbeknownst to her, the boyfriend’s best friend (who is the one responsible for picking out her presents and ends up taking the boyfriend’s place when he’s late for dates) has feelings for her.
  4. A Gift Wrapped Christmas (Lifetime, 2015) – One of two personal shopper based movies I’ve seen this year, A Gift Wrapped Christmas focuses on female lead whose personality is amazing. I watched this one with my mother and we both loved the character enough to overlook the not-so-good looking male lead and the underwhelming acting of the other cast members.
  5. Merry Matrimony (Hallmark, 2015) – Did you watch the 90210 remake? Well, Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna from 90210) is in advertising and must work with her ex on a wedding campaign. There are a ton of people in this one that were struggling with their characters, but it wasn’t bad. The movies aren’t as good this year as they have been in years past. This one is one of the better premieres I’ve seen this season.
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