Friday, December 21, 2018

*31 Days of Christmas* Reunited at Christmas

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 Reunited at Christmas.

Watched on: Hallmark
Duration: 2 hours (with commercials)
Originally aired on: 21 November 2018
Directed by: Steven R. Monroe
Starring: Nikki Deloach, Mike Faiola, and Lisa Durupt
Please see IMDb for full cast and crew info.


Frazzled and struggling with writer's block, novelist Samantha (Deloach), along with her boyfriend, heads home to her late grandmother's home to spend Christmas. While at home with family, her grandmother's wise words reveal the true meaning of Christmas with Samantha at a time when she most needs encouragement.


This movie didn't fit into the typical Christmas holiday romance mold, because Samantha and Simon are already a couple. In fact, I was a bit let down in the storyline, because none of what I expected based on the title of the movie and my vast experience with watching Hallmark movies, actually happened. And I understand that some people definitely want something different from the typical mold, but the big draw for Hallmark Christmas movies for me is the predictability and a little bit the fact that they are so similar.

So not only did this movie not fit the typical mold, but it didn't really give me the warm fuzzy Christmas feelings I expect from a Hallmark Christmas movie. While the characters partook in several typical Christmas traditions, they did so because they were on a list left by Nana who had recently passed, and they felt more forced than festive. I guess I want to see those things either being spontaneous or an entire communities' tradition that a newbie gets to join in for.

This movie includes an awkward family reunion, an unexpected proposal, gingerbread baking, and tree decorating.

While I wouldn't change the channel if this came on tv, I wouldn't seek it out for another viewing, and I'd probably spend the time while it was on engaged in other activities. 

My Rating
Check Out My Other Christmas Movie Reviews


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Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe starring Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny, & Genevieve Kang
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

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