Saturday, December 22, 2018

*31 Days of Christmas* Christmas with a View

Thanksgiving is over and the countdown to Christmas has officially begun (at least in my house). I don't limit myself to just reading cheesy Christmas romances during this time of year. Oh no. I also find myself binge watching Christmas movies on Netflix and the Hallmark Channel. And I thought, why not incorporate that into my blog as well. So I give you the 31 Days of Christmas (which will be much easier to accomplish with movies than books like I've tried to do in past years).

Next up is Christmas with a View.

Watched on: Netflix
Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Originally aired on: 2018
Directed by: Justin G. Dyck
Starring: Kaitlyn Leeb, Scott Cavalheiro, and Vivica A. Fox
Please see IMDb for full cast and crew info.


This Christmas, Thunder Mountain Ski Resort is abuzz when celebrity chef Shane Roarke is named the new head chef. Clara Garrison isn't as excited and is instead focused on getting resettled after her failed attempt at opening a big city restaurant. With their paths constantly crossing, will their shared passion for cooking bring them together or will secrets keep them apart?


This is not really a Christmas movie in the classic sense. Sure, it's set at Christmas time, but Christmas is not the focus of the plot. There's no one missing the Christmas spirit, or anyone who is overly excited about Christmas. The movie is set at a ski resort, but it doesn't host a bunch of annual Christmas events. Christmas is only a small aspect of the movie and not really an important one. 

Now that doesn't mean the movie was bad, because it wasn't. The budding romance between Shane and Clara would almost fit into any typical chick flick. Although the lack of bickering between the two gives me a bit of pause there. Sure, they had a couple small misunderstandings, but those didn't pose insurmountable hurdles. 

The highlight of this movie for me was Bonnie, Clara's best friend. Bonnie is exactly the type of person I would want to be friends with. She's fun and loyal and willing to be there for Clara whenever she needs her. 

This movie includes a brief Christmas thing montage including a snowball fight, skiing, and shopping for Christmassy costume like clothes. 

I would probably watch this movie again some time when I was looking for a chick flick, but I wouldn't make it a movie I watch to get in the Christmas spirit. 

My Rating
Check Out My Other Christmas Movie Reviews


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The Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, & Nick Sagar
The Holiday Calendar starring Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, and Ethan Peck
The Christmas Switch starring Natasha Henstridge, Brian Kraus, and Cedric Smith
48 Christmas Wishes starring Khiyla Aynne, Elizabeth Ellsworth, and Maya Franzoi
The Spirit of Christmas starring Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky, and Steven A. Miller
A Shoe Addict's Christmas starring Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart
Mingle All the Way starring Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, and Lindsay Wagner
A Majestic Christmas starring Jerrika Hinton, Christian Vincent, and Adaya Ariana
Finding Santa starring Eric Winter, Jodie Sweetin, and Jay Brazeau
It's Christmas, Eve starring LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hynes, and Gwynyth Walsh
Christmas Next Door starring Jesse Metcalfe, Fiona Gubelmann, and Brittany Bristow
A Christmas Melody starrinLacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, and Kathy Najimy
The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, and Judah Lewis
Once Upon a Holiday starring Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell, and Greg Evigan
Christmas Inheritance starring Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, and Andie MacDowell
The Most Wonderful Time of Year starring Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler, and Warren Christie
Sleigh Bells Ring starring Erin Cahill, David Alpay, and Dakota Guppy
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa starring Andrew Baker, Rukiya Bernard, and Michelle Choi-Lee
Homegrown Christmas starring Lori Loughlin, Matt Hamilton, and Gwynyth Walsh
Christmas at Pemberley Manor starring Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady, and Cole Gleason
Welcome to Christmas starring Jennifer Finnigan, Eric Mabius, and Sarah Edmondson
Christmas Wedding Planner starring Jocelyn Hudon, Stephen Huszar, and Rebecca Dalton
Christmas at the Palace starring Merritt Patterson, Andrew Cooper, and Brittany Bristow
Entertaining Christmas starring Jodie Sweetin, Tamara Almeida, and Brendan Fehr

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