Jake and Rachel facing each other in front of his Land Rover as they look intently at each other. The title is in yellow letters.

THE NOEL DIARY (2022): A Romantic Holiday Drama with Potential That Faceplants the Landing

Into everyone's Christmas movie-watching some treacle will seep, and with The Noel Diary you may find yourself knee-deep—which isn't all bad. This movie, which is about the relationship between a famous writer dealing with the aftermath of his estranged mother's death and a woman who is trying to locate her birth mother, starts off okay … Continue reading THE NOEL DIARY (2022): A Romantic Holiday Drama with Potential That Faceplants the Landing

Short YuleTube Reviews: CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022), THE HOLIDAY FIX UP (2021), CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM (2021), A ROYAL CORGI CHRISTMAS (2022)

CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022) THE HOLIDAY FIX UP (2021) CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM (2O21) A ROYAL CORGI CHRISTMAS (2022) CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022) Christmas with You is a gentle, heartwarming movie for you to add to your YuleTubing list. It hews closely to the tried, true and comforting Christmas rom-com formula—which is not without its … Continue reading Short YuleTube Reviews: CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022), THE HOLIDAY FIX UP (2021), CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM (2021), A ROYAL CORGI CHRISTMAS (2022)

Promo image for movie Sierra is wearing a designer red outfit with large sleeves. Jake is in plaid. They are in front of Christmas trees and ski lodges. Lindsay Lohan has top billing. The title is below them and the tagline THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FALL FOR THE UNEXPECTED.

FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

Falling for Christmas has a whisper of a moment where I thought it would be a self-aware farce, but then it quickly descends into much more maudlin territory with rice paper thin characters, lead actors with less chemistry than a soggy newspaper, mostly half-assed performances, and one incredibly creepy Santa. That said, it does follow … Continue reading FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

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