A Ream of Unrelated Reviews: ANXIOUS PEOPLE; STAY CLOSE; DON’T LOOK UP; DANCING QUEENS; FALLING FOR FIGARO; THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY & AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY

Choose a title from the list below or scroll down to read them all: Anxious PeopleStay CloseDon't Look UpDancing QueensFalling for FigaroThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyThe Afterlife of the Party ANXIOUS PEOPLE (2021) Content Warning: Suicide, addiction. Who knew there could be such a heartwarming series about hostages? Let alone one that … Continue reading A Ream of Unrelated Reviews: ANXIOUS PEOPLE; STAY CLOSE; DON’T LOOK UP; DANCING QUEENS; FALLING FOR FIGARO; THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY & AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY

Poster for LAST CHRISTMAS. Kate and tom are sitting on a bench. She is wearing her green elf costume and half smiling while looking up and to one side. He is wearing a tan overcoat over a hooded sweatshirt over a grey v-neck sweater. He is smiling and looking at her her. Above their heads it says: sometimes you've just gotta have faith. At the top it says: From the director Paul Feig of Bridesmaids and writer Emma Thompson. Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson. With music by George Michael and Wham! Below the title it says Story by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Screenplay by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings Directed by Paul Feig.

Review: Should You Give LAST CHRISTMAS (2019) Your Heart?

What an absolutely bizarre, melancholy, and sometimes funny little movie. I seem to remember that Last Christmas was largely panned when it came out in 2019, and not without good reasons. (There were also issues with spoilers in the trailer, I think.) When I described the plot to my husband, he was shocked I liked … Continue reading Review: Should You Give LAST CHRISTMAS (2019) Your Heart?

A Bounty of YuleTube Reviews: MISTLETOE MIXUP, THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR, SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS, NO SLEEP ‘TIL CHRISTMAS, A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS: CITY LIGHTS, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED, and WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

Select a title from the list below or scroll down to read them all. Mistletoe Mixup The Holiday CalendarSnowbound for ChristmasNo Sleep 'Til ChristmasA California Christmas: City LightsChristmas is CanceledWhile You Were Sleeping Mistletoe Mixup Is that Jesus riding the chair lift on the right? Not even he can save this movie. Oy vey. OY … Continue reading A Bounty of YuleTube Reviews: MISTLETOE MIXUP, THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR, SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS, NO SLEEP ‘TIL CHRISTMAS, A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS: CITY LIGHTS, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED, and WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

Title image for SINGLE ALL THE WAY. Thin vertical images of characters tied together with a red bow with the title below and the tag line above: "Peter and Nick are just friends. Peter's family knows better." The characters from left to right are: Peter's sister Lisa (a blonde white woman with a bob haircut wearing a green sweater and jeans), Peter's Aunt Sandy (a blonde white woman with a wavy bob wearing a low-cut green dress and a leopard print coat), Nick (a Black man with a beard wearing a brown scarf who is laughing), Peter (a white man with brown hair who is smiling and wearing a grey sweater and a blue coat), and Peter's mother Carol (a white woman with brown hair who is wearing reindeer antlers who has her hands clasped by her face and is wearing a green coat that is belted at the waist).

Review: SINGLE ALL THE WAY Might Just Make Your Spirit (or Your Cold Dead Heart) Feel Brighter

I'm embarrassed by how long it took me to pick up on the glaringly obvious play on words in Single All the Way. In my defense, it's really not the best title for a schmaltzy movie about a home-for-the-holidays man searching high and low for true love that turns out to have been sitting beside … Continue reading Review: SINGLE ALL THE WAY Might Just Make Your Spirit (or Your Cold Dead Heart) Feel Brighter

Title poster for the THE CHRISTMAS SETUP. The title is in red and gold letters. Below Fran Drescher in a red plaid belted top holds mistletoe over Patrick's (in a green sweater) and Hugo's (in a red sweater) heads. Patrick's arm is around Hugo's shoulder and Hugo is kissing Patrick's cheek.

Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP

The Christmas Setup is a sweet movie that sometimes moves more slowly than a line of cars in a 1980s mall parking lot at Christmas-time. Personally, I have a deep wish that they had kept the same storyline of Fran Drescher as a widowed mother determined to set up her home-for-the-holidays, somewhat uptight, big-city lawyer … Continue reading Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP