Monday, December 10, 2018

*31 Days of Christmas* Christmas Inheritance

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 Inheritance.

Watched on: Netflix
Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes
Originally aired on: 15 December 2017
Directed by: Ernie Barbarash
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, and Andie MacDowell
Please see IMDb for full cast and crew info.


Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father's business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad's former partner in Snow Falls. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, she discovers the true gift of Christmas.


This movie uses the classic spoiled rich girl needs to learn a thing or two about charity trope, and of course sending her to a cold, small town is just the way to teach her that lesson. Granted, the small town in question has significance for the business she is hoping to inherit from her father, so it's not entirely unreasonable that she was sent, but still. It seemed a bit cruel considering the fact that her most recent tabloid-worthy escapades were an effort to raise more money for charity in the first place.  And the fact that she was only allowed $100 (the same amount of money her father had when he and his buddy started the business), and she was clearly doomed to difficulty (they didn't even adjust for inflation). And she took an obscene amount of clothes for someone who only expected to spend one night in town.

Ellie is a city girl through and through and she really did have a lot to learn about life in the sticks, but once she started trying to adapt, she took to it like a fish to water. And in spite of her dad thinking that she's just a party girl (because that's what the media believes), she really has a kind heart from the get go. And I was definitely hoping she'd ditch her jerk of a big city boyfriend for the small town hunk.

This movie includes a nearly impossible challenge, a homeless rescue, and a bunch of last minute donations for a charity auction.

I don't know that I'd watch this movie again just because I felt so bad for Jake when he found out who she was considering his history. The movie had some amazingly happy moments, but I'm not sure I'd want to subject myself to that heartbreak again. 

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

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