Christmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet this year when architect Nell (Hinton) goes back to her hometown having been given the job of turning the historic Majestic...
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Christmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet this year when architect Nell (Hinton) goes back to her hometown having been given the job of turning the historic Majestic Playhouse into a modern multiplex, much to the town's objections. The Playhouse has been home to their annual Christmas tableaux, which will now have to end after a long and historic tradition to the town. This job is Nell's first promotion, and one she wishes she hadn't been chosen for, especially when she meets the new owner of the theater, Connor (Vincent), whose vision and ideas clash with Nell's. Since Connor hasn't had much experience celebrating Christmas, Nell hopes that if she can give him a crash course in Christmas during the town's Twelve Day Festival, that he might just change his mind about modernizing the Majestic.
Memorable on many levels. First, there are the childhood memories of Connor (Christian Vincent), that are reminiscent when he sees a picture of himself as a 10 year old boy standing in front of the Majestic Playhouse with a very broad smile on his face. The Majestic Playhouse was owned by his Aunt and Uncle and willed to him when his Aunt passes away.
Nell (Jerrika Hinton) is the architect assigned to tear it down and re-build it in to a modern day plaza/entertainment venue but she also has fond memories as do her parents who assisted every year in putting on the annual Christmas pageant. Now that annual event will be nothing more than a memory if the Majestic Playhouse is torn down to make way for future profits.
A romance between Connor and Nell is imminent and it is their fond memories of years gone by that draws this romance/Christmas themed story into a "majestic" masterpiece. It will make most viewers reflect on their own fond memories of the spirit of Christmas past. It did for me.
Nicely done. I rate it at 7/10
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