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Enchanted Christmas (2017)

TV-G | | Romance | TV Movie 12 November 2017
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Young widow Laura Trudeau was a remarkable dancer. As a project manager she is tasked with renovating a lodge in her hometown and have it ready by Christmas Eve. She is stunned it's the lodge where she and her former love performed.

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Terry Cunningham

Writers:

Rick Garman, Catherine Fridey (as Catherine Y. Fridey)
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Credited cast:
Alexa PenaVega ... Laura Trudeau
Carlos PenaVega ... Ricardo Archuleta
Rene Rivera ... Manuel Montoya (as René Rivera)
Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen ... Nikki Trudeau
Steve Bond ... Oliver
Chelsie Hightower ... Taylor
Randy Wayne ... Scott Schaeffer
Melanie Nelson ... Claudia
K. Danor Gerald ... Eddie Larsen
Madison Hall ... Alicia Lujan
Lilly Mae Stover ... Danielle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Beth Ballard ... Photo Double / Background
Nicole Duke ... Party guest
Marilyn Miller ... Diner Patron
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Storyline

When she left Utah as a young widow, Laura Trudeau left behind her father, her love of dance -- and an old heartbreak. Now, she must return home to spearhead the renovation of a derelict hotel, which must be restored in time for a Christmas Eve benefit dance performance. But Laura is shocked to learn that her old love, Ricardo Archuleta, the boy who jilted her for a professional dance career, is the star of the dance benefit. And when his dance partner Taylor walks out on the show for an out-of-town audition, Laura has to step in for her, reawakening her love of the dance, not to mention her old feelings for Ricardo -- a potent combination that has her head spinning.

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Co-stars Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega are married in real life, competed against each other on Dancing with the Stars (2005) and have played each other's romantic interests in several other TV movies. See more »

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Feels Like Christmas at Last
Music and lyrics by Jamie Christopherson
Performed by Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega
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Candy Cane, Candy Cane, Take The Candy...
17 December 2019 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

TheSTORY-1.25

The Christmas Magic in this story is the coincidence which brings our romantic leads together. Though this has been done many times before, what writers, Catherine Fridey and Rick Garmen add into the mix help to expand and add depth to the tale.

Family: Laura's Father and Daughter add stability to the proceedings. The way they act and react to each other is relatable and believable. The truth about Laura's Daughter, Nikki's, father adds mystery to the romantic duo's past.

Intrigue: There's something not quite copacetic about Laura's boyfriend. What is it? What is he up to?

These help plenty to make the story more engaging for the audience.

theDIRECTION-1

I had hoped for much better here. The dance sequences should have been handled with more flair and elegance. Subtle lighting and camera angles to frame and show off the dance and the dancers would have been perfect. It needed to be more like Strictly Come Dancing or Dancing With the Stars in this respect.

theTEMPO-1

There are times when the story called for a slightly faster and lighter pace, especially in the romantic sequences. However, the heart-to-heart scenes are perfect at this speed.

theACTING-1.25

There are no small roles here as everybody gives their all to their performances. I particularly liked Rene Rivera as Manuel, Laura's Dad. This is down to both the facts of good acting and good character building by the writers. Another one who stands out is Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen as Nikki for the same reasons. The writers have done such a great job here because you can see elements of both Mother and Grandfather in her.

theGRATIFICATION-1.25

The added elements the writers added do make this a more interesting and enjoyable movie. It's not the best Christmas romance out there, but it sure isn't the worst.

I would easily recommend this to romance lovers and Christmas freaks alike. You'll enjoy it in the glow from your Fairy Lights while sipping your hot cocoa.

theSCORE-5.5

Ho! Ho! Ho! come on over and check out my Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Belles list to see where this film landed. Merry Christmas Film Fans.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noël en dansant See more »

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16:9 HD
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