Fair warning: I am not a Lifetime movie buff, so this is very much the review of an outsider. The exciting thing about Christmas Ever After is not the plot (which is sparse) or the pacing (which is somewhere between leisurely and lethargic). No, the exciting thing is that one of the romantic leads is … Continue reading “Christmas Ever After”
A California Christmas My friend called this A Cowboy Christmas, which is so much better than A California Christmas that I'm submitting a petition immediately to have the name changed. I have a theory that, depending on their release date, some rom-coms get branded as Christmasy even when they're not. I'm pretty sure A California … Continue reading More YuleTubing With “A California Christmas” & “Home For Christmas 2”
Last year I wasn't sure I would review any Christmas movies. (I was going to write Holiday movies there, but there is no point pretending these movies are anything but full-on YuleTubing.) Oh, how the times have changed. This year I have watched and written about so many Christmas movies and shows that I'm concerned … Continue reading Bright & Shiny Things To Watch (And a Few To Avoid) On The Solstice! Or Whenever Else You Want, Obviously!
Jump to "Over Christmas Review" "Happiest Season" At this point we're all pretty clear on the basic framework for a Romantic Comedy Christmas movie, right? There's someone who doesn't like Christmas, someone who loves it beyond all measure, and a problem—usually related to family somehow—that needs to be resolved so that people can become better, … Continue reading YuleTubing All the Way With “Happiest Season” and “Over Christmas”
The tradition of Christmas-themed limited series that are meant to be binge-watched before the tinsel loses its sheen is a relatively new (and very welcome addition) to the holiday entertainment landscape. You see, from my secular, northern-hemisphere-centric perspective, so much of the December holidays are about creating light and warmth in the darkest, coldest time … Continue reading “Dash & Lily” Should Be At The Top of Your YuleTubing List