We Wish You a Married Christmas (2022 Hallmark)

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We Wish You a Married Christmas (2022 Hallmark)

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Cast: Marisol Nichols, Kristoffer Polaha, Amy Groening, Lauren Cochrane, Brian Sills

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Reba McEntire's The Hammer Lifetime Movie, Speeding Tickets, and Matty Finochio? Lifetime Uncorked

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Synopsis (via Hallmark)

Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge.  Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.

Recap/Wine Thoughts

Becca is a beautiful, busy businesswoman. Robby is also work-obsessed as a director of Hallmark-est movies. Seems like they would be the perfect married couple, but it turns out they are in couples therapy. (Certainly a first for Hallmark.) 

Becca and Robby argue over everything after 13 years of marriage; a home renovation stresses them out. The house isn’t done, and they must skip a vacation abroad to stay in their half-remodeled home. The therapist recommends a shorter trip away to Gracious, Vermont, for a Christmas vacation. 

On the way, Becca and Robby bicker about the directions and if they are at the correct inn. The married owners, Vince and Brian, welcome them in and are confused why they ordered a two-bedroom suite. Vince says the could will need a lot of work. 

Neither of them wants to be at the inn. Robby would rather watch soccer on TV, and Becca walks the dog to escape her husband. They can’t even make it through dinner without arguing. They decide to separate and go home the next day. (A rouge Christmas decorating smashes their car windshield and traps them there for a week while the car is repaired.)  

It is a good thing the couple is staying so they can stay in town to sip and shop. They also help Vince bake pies, including a bumpy old car ride to get supplies in town. Do they go find an alpaca for some reason? I’ve lost the thread here.

Next is caroling in 1800’s costume to remind everyone of “simpler times.” Becca starts buying into the Christmas spirit, but she is disappointed that Robby is still more focused on the home renovations.

Pie baking happens; apparently, Robby has some culinary experience. It is another example of something Becca doesn’t know about her husband. 

While the pies are in the oven, Robby and Becca decorate stockings and share memories of Christmases they have shared. 

They both vent to their dog, Jerry, about their worries about the relationship. If they only knew that they both cared greatly about the relationship. 

At the inn holiday party, Robby and Becca make Christmas drinks together; they met while working at a bar and make a good team. After getting everyone liquored up, the crowd encourages them to kiss under the mistletoe. 

In the Christmas parade, Jerry is the star of the show. Robby and Becca are proud dog parents and cheer for Jerry very loudly. 

Becca asks the town artist, Kayla, to paint a picture of Jerry as a gift for Robby. Kayla talks about her divorce and Becca doesn’t want to head down that road with Robby.

Robby and Becca take an aimless stroll around town and try to air their grievances and actually listen to one another. Robby apologizes for taking his wife for granted and tells her that he loves her. (I believe it! These two have good chemistry.) They kiss.

 The car is fixed, but Becca and Robby decide to stay. They see an old couple at the market and say they want to grow old together. Becca gets a call from her mother because she is concerned. It causes Becca to second guess whether things are getting better or is it the vacation?

As they pack up to head back to the city. Robby finds the painting of Jerry and tears up. He promises to make Becca his priority and vice versa. They put one another first together and then embrace in a passionate kiss and recheck into the inn. As they do, they see another couple experiencing the same car trouble. 

Side Note

The “Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese” shirt is an iconic wardrobe find. 

Minority Report: Becca, Antonio, Vince, Brian, 

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Christmas Trees represent the Christmas vibes. 

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Overall rating

Christmas Feels

🎄🎄🎄 (3 Christmas Trees) 

Enjoyment Level: 🍷🍷🍷 (3 glasses of wine.)

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