A December Bride (2016 Hallmark Channel)

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Happy Holidays! I will be watching and “reviewing” 25 TV Christmas Movies, for the 25 days till Christmas! (Mostly Hallmark and a few other channels, but all will be 2016 releases.)

I’m watching them, so you don’t have to! If you have seen them, please share your thoughts and comments. I love/hate these movies, please join me this holiday season!
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A December Bride
Starring: Jessica Lowndes (From the Will Farrell/Kristin Wigg Lifetime Movie, A Deadly Adoption.)

Synopsis
A holiday wedding brings no joy to the bride’s cousin, who was literally left by the groom right at the alter. But she might find her true love there when she gains a fake fiancé in the process.

Thoughts
Man, Jessica (the lead actress) is basically modern day Linsey Lohan, without the childhood success. How anyone found her appropriately cast as a likable person is beyond me! So, Layla (Jessica) gets left by her fiancé for her cousin because this guy, Seth, introduces them at a party. Now needing a date to the fiancé-stealing cousin’s wedding, Layla brings Seth! Misunderstanding ensues and she is mistakenly announced to be engaged to Seth….. She is a decorator (and needs a job) and he needs a house decorated (to impress his boss’s wife) and establish a mutually beneficial deal.

There is a meddling Aunt (the fiancé-stealing cousin’s Mom), who is REALLY annoying, and a gay brother who is cute and very Canadian. Layla isn’t the best decorator in my opinion, and Seth looks like grown up Ben Seaver (From Growing Pains). Speaking of pains, this movie uses all the romance cliches: falling off a ladder, string popcorn, lots of laughing and smiling, all to little effect. At one point, Layla looks just off the camera and says “what am I doing,” and that is what I was thinking…

Overall rating
🎄🎄 (2 Christmas Trees)
🍷🍷🍷(3 glasses of wine required)

*images via: Hallmark Gold Crown Media

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