Be sure to check out my 2014 Christmas Movie recommendations.
Just as I have done in years past, I am on Christmas movie overload. My DVR has been busy recording a lot of the new Hallmark and Lifetime movies. I've watched SO many movies that they are all becoming a blur! Sadly though, I've only enjoyed a few of them. Most of them are just SO bland this year, and the characters have no personality. And they're just so nice... I know that shouldn't be a complaint, but maybe I'm suffering from sugary sweetness overload. Ack!
So far I have watched only 2 movies that I really, really enjoyed. So much so that I will watch them again (when I have more time!) The first movie is Crown For Christmas starring Danica McKellar and Rupert Penry-Jones. It actually had a plot that didn't bore me to tears. Actors who can act! And they have personalities! How refreshing.
And oh my, how I love and adore Rupert Penry-Jones. He is the 2007 movie version of Captain Wentworth from Persuasion, who is the namesake for this blog. So yes, he is dear to my heart. And not bad to look at either. Just sayin'.
The other movie I really enjoyed is Just In Time For Christmas starring Eloise Mumford and Michael Stahl-David. I enjoyed this because it was a little bit different. It's not so much a Christmas movie, but it takes place at Christmastime. And I like Michael Stahl-David. There, I said it. My shallow reasoning for enjoying this movie. Christopher Lloyd plays the grandpa and he has a great line about 'time travel', if you know what I mean.
Totally off topic, but Michael Stahl-Davis has come so far since the first time I saw him on The Black Donnelly's.
Other movies I've seen so far this year are Tis the Season for Love, Ice Sculpture Christmas, Charming Christmas, Christmas Incorporated, Northpole: Open For Christmas, Merry Matrimony, Once Upon A Holiday, 12 Gifts of Christmas, Angel of Christmas, On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, The Christmas Gift on Lifetime, and Christmas Bounty on Netflix.
I can easily say that all of these were duds for me. They're just so blah. Christmas Bounty was the most entertaining, but it wasn't a quality Christmas movie. I've now realized that I'm going to have to go back to my standard favorite Christmas movies next week to get back my spirit of Christmas. Oh, I have a whole stack of older (and really old) Christmas movies that I watch every year. The ones up above are just the new ones that came out this year.
Please share your Christmas movie recommendations with me to help me out of this rut!