The Christmas Bow (2020 Hallmark Movie & Mysteries)

The Christmas Bow (2020 Hallmark Movie & Mysteries)

Cast: Lucia MicarelliMichael RadyJames Saito

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Synopsis (via Hallmark)

When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist reconnects with an old family friend, who helps her heal and find love during the holidays.


Kate is a child prodigy and grows up into a professional violinist. She makes it into the philharmonic symphony but has an accident while leaving the venue, injuring her hand. She is put in a cast and has to rest.

Six weeks later, Kate is enjoying the holiday season with her mother and father. They run a store. Her grandpa Joe is very proud of his granddaughter, even if she isn’t playing anymore. She visits the doctor for her follow up, and Kate is assigned at PT to help repair her hand’s functionality. 

Patrick is an old childhood friend of Kate’s. They run into one another in a coffee shop and then again at the physical therapy office. Patrick will be her physical therapist and promises to get her back into playing shape. Patrick’s mother sees them together and is already playing cupid. (The actress, 

Joy Perry also is a wheelchair user and has CMT. Read more here. #RepresentationMatters.)

When they aren’t PTing, Patrick and Kate go to a Christmas festival and watch Christmas acrobats and sing a song with some street musicians. Patrick and his wingman kid cousin watch awestruck. On a trolly ride, the cousin shares that Patrick is going to be working for Doctors without borders and will be leaving town. Kate puts her romantic feelings on hold for her childhood friend. 

Grandpa Joe comes up from Florida early and has a special relationship with his granddaughter. It is lovely to watch. He encourages Kate in her recovery and helps teach other kids how to play instruments with patience. Grandpa Joe misses his wife and looks through pictures of her while remembering the good times they shared. His wife had Alzheimer’s disease and responded to whenever Kate played her violin. 

The PT is successful, and Kate can play again. She brings up the traveling think, like an adult, and Patrick explains his self. Then they dance to a street musician. (Loving all the music in this one.) They kiss, and it is very romantic. Since we’ve had so much romance and emotion in this movie, we get a cute gingerbread making scene. Patrick’s cousin tells him that if he likes Kate as much as he seems to, he should go for it and not let her go. It is good advice that he doesn’t follow. He gets offered the job and will be going to South Sudan. 

Kate practices for the Christmas event. The stress is getting to her, and it has more to do with Patrick Leaving. Kate talks to Grandpa Joe, who lends a helpful ear and offers up all the encouragement.

The big Christmas event happens, and Patrick still hasn’t made his choice. Kate opens her present, and it is a violin bow from Patrick. She tells him that she loves him and always has. He loves her two, and his dream is to help people and be with her. They kiss, and then Kate performs in a red dress while Patrick watches proudly from the balcony. Just like the beginning of the movie. Kate plays impeccably because  Lucia Micarelli is an accomplished musician. Great way to end a Hallmark movie.

One year later, Kate makes it into the philharmonic

Side Note

Minority Report: Kate, Patrick, Grandpa Joe, Barb, Dr. Burk, Tess, 

These two actors had great chemistry. I love them together. 

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Overall rating

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 (5 Christmas Trees)

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*Photo Credit: © 2020 Hallmark Crown Media

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