When Lisa (Jill Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail...
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When Lisa (Jill Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life. As Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin (Mark Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store's beloved 'Mailbox to Santa' for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole. As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen.
The Christmas Spirit Skips Down The Streets Of Evergreen Once Again.
This is a wonderful addition to the Christmas In Evergreen Series. Writers, Zac Hug and Rick Garman give the audience a lighthearted and heartwarming Christmas romance with a smidgen on Christmas magic.
They bring us into a town where we would all love to be this Christmastime. Filled with loving and friendly people. Always helpful and open.
Though this town is created from imagination and, in general,
unrealistic it is something we want to believe in and that is a hook in itself, especially in this season. It helps us to get out of the ordinariness of our lives.
The strongest element that helps the audience believe are the characters. Each is different, realistic and believable. It's just that no bad people live in Evergreen.
Then when you bring in Nick, the guy who plays Santa every Christmas, who just might be Santa every day, I was fully hooked and my heart was wholly warmed.
Sean McNamara has a good eye for composition and utilises the towns Christmas lights to their maximum potential. They add to the joyous atmosphere and are perfect to frame the leads when they walk through an arch of fairy lights. Everything has a magical feel when the sunsets.
When the sun rises McNamara lets his actors and actresses instil the feeling and emotion in the movie while he frames them perfectly in the scene.
As with most films of this ilk, the pace is set at one tempo and McNamara knows the best pace is a jolly trot. This story flows superbly and carries the viewers along to the beautiful, though highly, predictable ending.
Everybody in this Christmas tale gives their best and nobody stands out above the rest. This works brilliantly to add to the believability of the story. Never do you stop to think, hey this can't be real... this never really happens... people are not like this.
This is one of those films that I would be happy to watch every Christmastime as it has everything a Christmas film should have. For that reason, I'm happy to recommend this movie to everybody. So turn on the fairy lights, grab the cocoa, settle down, and enjoy.
Please feel free to come and check my Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Belles list to see where this wonderful tale landed in my ranking.
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