A Kismet Christmas (2022 Hallmark)


A Kismet Christmas (2022 Hallmark)

📺.  Stream/Watch the Movie (Ad): Watch or Stream the Movie Now

Cast: Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks, Marilu Henner

➡️    Check out our Youtube Channel: Lifetime Uncorked: Lifetime Movie Reviews

🎧   Listen to the Lifetime Uncorked Podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifetime-uncorked

🍷  Support the show with a $5 tip: https://ko-fi.com/patrickserrano


Make a one-time donation

Make a monthly donation

Make a yearly donation

Choose an amount


Or enter a custom amount


Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly

Olivia Buckle Lifetime Movie Interview, Wonder Woman Female Empowerment, and Lesbian Christmas? Lifetime Uncorked

In this BONUS episode, Patrick and Kathleen Butler Duplessis (@kathleensingssuff) interview the delightful multi-talented actress/dancer Olivia Buckle (@oliviadeanne). We talk about Olivia's Lifetime movie, Her Fiance's Double Life. We also discuss women lifting up other women, fight choreography, and The Shoebox Project. (https://www.instagram.com/shoeboxproject_losangeles/) ⁠Lifetime Uncorked⁠ and ⁠Deck the Hallmark⁠ collide on this monthly podcast covering your favorite TV movies! Brandon (Bran) Gray & Daniel (Dan) Thompson join Lifetime Expert ⁠Patrick Serrano⁠ to break Lifetime's 2023 movie lineup. Follow us on social media for more content @LifetimeUncorked & @HallmarkPodcast Donate to Patrick's Cable Fund: ⁠https://ko-fi.com/patrickserrano⁠ Read Patrick's Recaps/Reviews: ⁠https://lifetimeuncorked.com/⁠ Listen to Patrick's latest single: ⁠https://patrickserrano.hearnow.com⁠ Check out other Bramble Jam Podcasts: ⁠https://bramblejampodcast.com/⁠ Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYuQwUKBmS2MouRnVhRLyig⁠ Watch Patrick's Lifetime Movie: ⁠Old Flames Never Die, starring⁠ ⁠PATRICK SERRANO⁠! Business Inquiries | podcast@lifetimeuncorked.comFollow the Podcast @LifetimeUncorked & @⁠hallmarkpodcast⁠Follow the Host @PatrickMiguel Support Lifetime Uncorked with a monthly donation:  ⁠https://ko-fi.com/patrickserrano — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifetime-uncorked/message
  1. Olivia Buckle Lifetime Movie Interview, Wonder Woman Female Empowerment, and Lesbian Christmas?
  2. Her Fiance's Double Life Lifetime Movie Recap, Lindsay Hartley, and Elevator Maintenance?
  3. Drunk Driving and 17 Lifetime Movie Recap, Make Out Sounds, and Michelle Michelle?
  4. Joy Nash Lifetime Movie Interview, Dietland, and Audiobooks?
  5. The Hillsdale Adoption Scam Lifetime Movie, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and KitchenAid Mixers?

Synopsis (via Hallmark)

Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.

Recap/Wine Thoughts

Sarah Grace is a notable author heading to New Britain, Maine, as part of a book signing contest. Sarah is upset because it is her hometown and things ended badly when she left.

Through a flashback, we see young Sarah with crazy hair. She is in love with the neighbor boy named Travis. (They are grown-up actors playing high school/college students. I’m feeling a lot of secondhand embarrassment.) Sarah helps her Grandmother, Marilu Henner, make Kismit cookies. (Where you cook with your heart, not your eyes.) When the cookies are ready, you put one under your pillow, and it helps you find love or something. (Can I get one of those?) Sarah can’t have one either because her Grandmother wants her to experience crushes. Sarah sneaks one under her pillow, and she tells Travis that he is her one true love. When she runs to tell him he is getting married?!?! Sarah cries and tears up the recipe. 

In the present day, Sarah tells her agent that she will go back, but she hasn’t seen or heard from Travis since. 

Once she is home, it doesn’t take long to run into Travis dressed as Santa and meet his daughter. They quickly spend time together doing Christmas things, and Sarah promises to donate books for a town book drive. 

Sarah also spends time with her Grandma and her friends, who all own shops in town. Everyone is dressed in old fashion clothing from the 1900s, and I’m not sure why. 

A scavenger hunt happens, and the prize is fudge. (You would not catch me running around just for fudge, gross!) 

People around the town ask Sarah to make Kismet cookies again because they worked so well. Sarah doesn’t have the heart to tell them that she destroyed the recipe. 

Even though the Kismet cookies are out of play, they seem to be bringing Sarah and Travis together. They play Christmas Trivia, shop for presents, and chop down a Christmas tree. All while falling in LOVE! (Travis’s wife is dead? Missing? Has Run Off?)

Sarah makes a wish on a wall, and it opens up to show the tapped-up Kismit cookie recipe. Sarah hands them out to people in the town, and they are so thankful.

Benny, Sarah’s agent, comes to town and is thrilled with the new book draft. He is excited to meet Travis and Grandma Mia, and also try a Kismit cookie. 

Speaking of Grandma Mia, she is selling the house because she is going to teach English abroad. Sarah can’t bear the thought of her Grandma selling her house and considers buying the house to stay in the town that inspires her and to be with Travis, obviously.

 The Kismet cookies work their magic and confirm that Travis and Sarah are meant to be together. They dream of one another and know what to do. They kiss, and that’s the end! 

Side Note

I’m dumb; what does Kismit mean? Haha! 

So many movie references in this movie. 

Minority Report: Benny, 


📺. Stream/Watch the Movie (Ad): Watch or Stream the Movie Now

➡️ Check out our Youtube Channel: Lifetime Uncorked: Lifetime Movie Reviews

🎧 Listen to the Lifetime Uncorked Podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifetime-uncorked

🍷 Support the show with a $5 tip: https://ko-fi.com/patrickserrano

Inquiries | podcast@lifetimeuncorked.com 

🍾 Your Support is appreciated. Donate today to keep the website going! Thank you.  


Christmas Trees represent the Christmas vibes. 

 I will use the following tags for those who want to know if they should watch or skip: Pour it Up (Would Recommend) or Put A Cork In It (Would Not Recommend). 

Overall rating

Christmas Feels

🎄🎄 (2 Christmas Trees) 

Enjoyment Level: 🍷 (1 glass of wine.)

What did you think of the movie? Let me know in the comments or on social media @LifetimeUncorked

*Photo Credit: © 2022 Hallmark Crown Media

Live tweet along with @LifetimeUncork using the hashtag #AKismetChristmas

Lifetime Uncorked and Deck the Hallmark collide on this monthly podcast covering your favorite TV movies! Brandon (Bran) Gray & Daniel (Dan) Thompson join Lifetime Expert, Patrick Serrano, for the breakdown of new Lifetime Movies!

1 Comment

Share your thoughts about this movie

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.