Spread across the country, the three adult Marvin sisters are convening on the family home in Woodstock, Vermont for a two week Christmas gathering as they have traditionally done. Tradition is a big part of the family, especially around the holidays. Widowed now for three years, the eldest Megan, an executive chef, and her adolescent daughter Ivy will be flying in from their home in Austin, Texas, where they moved for Megan's now deceased husband's James' job, they probably staying in Woodstock otherwise despite the greater professional opportunities for Megan herself in Austin. While Megan likes what she does, she doesn't much like the owner of the restaurant where she works, although she is not mentally yet prepared to open her own restaurant. Middle sibling Bethany, a lawyer, has led what she considers a fairly bump-free, conservative life, she and her college professor husband George driving in from their home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bethany is in the early stage of her ...Written by
The movie was filmed in Rhinebeck, NY, not Vermont. In the scene where Nash and Megan take the carriage ride through town, the "Rhinebeck Hardware Company" store can be seen in the background. See more »
At the beginning when Bethany and her husband are in the car driving, close-ups of Bethany show her wearing skin colored lipstick. But the longer shots through the windshield show her wearing a deeper Rose colored lipstick. The camera goes back and forth from inside the car and from outside the car, so it's obvious. See more »
This is a fairly simple story about a family remember Christmas traditions and struggling with moving on as is often the case with maturing families. As is usual with Hallmark romance stories, but not always with their Movies and Mysteries, the story is fairly predictable.
The acting is OK and the chemistry between Erin Cahill and Justin Bruening is OK also. But this story is more than just the two of them and the family chemistry is perfectly normal - highs and lows in all the family relationships.
It is nothing spectacular but it is a pleasant way to spend 2 hours.
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