While the festive season is upon us, we can’t help soak in the festive cheer with some of the best Hallmark Channel movies. Nobody embodies the holiday spirit quite the way that this channel does. And these movies are in the favorite list of everyone, from eight to eighty!
While they may occur in different towns, with a different set of characters, the pattern is the same, a romantic comedy where love is the dominant theme and the films are all about positivity. Yeah, you will never find a hallmark movie with a sad end, and the viewers love the happy and festive mood. So, with December setting in, we can set you in the mood for some holiday festivity, full of fun, festivity, and good old romance! And yes, with a combination like that, you can never go wrong, can you? Here are five films that can set the countdown to Christmas ball rolling.
Crown for Christmas
Are you a fan of Main in Manhattan or Princess Diaries type of movies? Well, you will find it all here, and here we have Hallmark’s favorite Danica Mc Kellar playing Allie. She loses a job at an upscale New York hotel. While she has to fend for her brother and sister, she catches the eye of a member of a Royal family.
And she is chosen to play the governess to a princess. While working there, she locks eye with the girl’s dad, the king (Ruper Penry James and sparks fly! The princess who has lost her mother takes to the new governess too. And within an hour and thirty minutes, Allie beats her foes and wins over the king! The lovely castle and the festive season adds to the flavor of the film!
The Sweetest Christmas
Lacey Chabert (Kylie), a struggling pastry chef, breaks up with her boyfriend and boss. She follows her dream of opening her own business. But as with all quintessential movies, she runs into some obstacles as she wants to win the gingerbread house baking competition.
While an old flame joins the concoction, things start heating up as her oven breaks, and Kylie has to use his kitchen. We know what happens after, but the amazing chemistry between the lead and picturesque locales makes it a fun watch.
The Christmas Train
When it comes to our favorite rom coms, My Best Friend’s Wedding ranks pretty high up there. Well, then you would love the handsome and charming Dermot Mulroney who stars in this film. In this romantic comedy, the protagonist, a journalist, promises his late father that he would take a cross-country train trip and pen down his thoughts about the entire experience. Whist he is traveling, he meets up with his ex-flame Eleanor (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), it sparkes old fashioned romance. You can never go wrong with grand locales and a stunning lead pair, can you?
The holiday season calls for a holiday romance, right? Flight attendant Sydney (Brooke Burns) meets a little girl as she returns a package which the girl leaves behind. While Brooke plans to move out of the city and its Christmas madness, she is forced to stay behind and chums up with the little girl and her daddy dearest. Not one to fall in love with the Christmas spirit and its many enticing trappings, she does manage to do just that! However, she falls for Tom Everett Scott as she spends some time at their Christmassy home!
My Christmas Dream
Christina (Danica McKellar) is a workaholic manager of a department store. The plot revolves around her attempts to create the perfect holiday spirit as she portrays the best Christmas display the town has ever seen. Also, she nurses hopes of relocating to the chain’s new store in Paris. She is in a hurry and wants to hire the best.
So she recruits Kurt (David Haydn-Jones), who helps her with the display, and while they put their heads together, they fall in love! The magic of Christmas and the collective inspiration works its charm. Well, you can’t help fall in love with the film too. Also, there is something about Danica’s thousand-watt smile that never fails to charm us!
We know, there are lots many that deserve our attention too! Well, we leave it for another day, another time! Till then, it is time to get all jolly and merry as you watch these feel-good movies!