Meeting Mr. Christmas (2022 Crackle )

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Meeting Mr. Christmas (2022 Crackle)

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Synopsis (via Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Sophie Montgomery, a female travel blogger with a column called ‘Sophie’s Solo Travels,’ has spent the last four years avoiding Christmas and traveling alone. When she receives a call that her mother has had a fall, she comes home to help her mom by planning their annual Christmas charity event only to learn she is not planning the event alone. Holiday-loving town doctor Fin Miller’s positive and festive charms are no match for Sophie’s cynicism when it comes to Christmas, so she decides to take Finn’s Christmas charm and turn it into a story for her escaping Christmas blog she does every year, only to realize her thoughts about Christmas and feelings for Finn have changed.

Recap/Wine Thoughts

Sophie is a cynical Solo Travel Blogger. (So definitely not me!) She has been to life 47 countries in four years or something crazy like that. She is working on a “Runaway for Christmas” Travel solo blog. Her blog boss, Bailey, reminds Sophie that many advertisers want to be involved. Bailey books a romantic getaway for one at one of the most exclusive tropical resorts. 

Maggie, Sophie’s sister, calls to let her know that their mother, Helen, fell while decorating. Maggie asks her sister to come home and help run the family restaurant for a holiday event just before the flight to the Maldives. Sophie reluctantly agrees. She hadn’t been home in four years since her father died/her fiance stood her up at the altar. She hates the holidays. (Hence the travel blog with 1.5 million readers. That is like me, winky face!)

While rolling into town, Sam gets some free cookies from a hunk named Sam and then runs into ANOTHER hunk named Finn. (I’m going to need to stop by this cafe!) 

Sophie arrives home and tells her about the unfortunate run-in with some doofus. Little does she know that doofus was a doctor, AND the man she ran into, Dr. Finn Miller. He will also be working with him on the charity event at the cafe. 

Dr. Doofus gets the low down from Sam about Sophie before picking her up to get started on working on the event. He tells Sophie that he knows about her blog and her Anit-Christmas vibes. Sophie is offended and calls him Mr. Christmas because of his traditional Christmas ideas. (To be fair, her idea was “Christmas Carnival,” which sounds terrible and has totally been featured in a Hallmark Movie.)   

Sophie complains to her mother and sister about Dr. Doofus and his investment in their family charity event. Helen explains that Dr. Doofus has been there for the family more than Sophie has. (It is a pretty sick burn! Dayum, Mom!)

A VERY Canadian redhead, Mary, comes into the cafe and talks to Sam about the holidays and being a teacher. They are vibing! (But I’m like, girl, back up off my man!)

Dr. Doofus asks Sophie what she wants to shake up, and she suggests changing the menu. (This is a dumb idea because her family runs a restaurant, why would she order outside catering?!)

When Bailey finds out about Sophie being home, she calls upset and asks WTF is going on. Sophie pitches a Mr. Christmas angle for the blog. She will write about her hometown and why it is the worst. Sophie also talks to her BFF Izzy, who is as horny for Dr. Doofus as I am!

While making gingerbread houses, Sophie tells Dr. Doofus about Christmas traditions in other countries, and he starts to reconsider his hard line on tradition. 

Even though she is having a good time, Sophie submits a not-so-nice blog entry about her town and the people who live there. (Specifically, Dr. Doofus or Mr. Christmas.) 

Lots and lots of decorating happen. Montages, decorating while talking about Sophie’s dead dad, decorating while wishing on an ornament. You name it; they are doing it… while decorating!!!

Sophie starts softening to Dr. Doofus after he saves a singer with stage fright by joining in and then later a store Santa. He also saves the day when the catering order falls through and pulls together everyone in the town for a potluck. Dr. Doofus is pretty awesome. 

Dr. Doofus embraces his Mr. Christmas title and cooks a lovely dinner for Sophie at his house. Sophie complements his… DECORATING! She opens up about her Christmas Eve wedding gone awry. She says she is so used to being alone and doing her own thing that she hasn’t even had time to reflect on what she truly wants. Dr. Doofus is impressed with Sophie’s ability to pick up and go out on her own. He calls her brave and not in a condescending way. 

Sophie is overwhelmed and vents to her mother about her predicament. Her mother holds her daughter and comforts her. Sometimes that is all a mother needs to do! Work calls, and they love the blog post so much that it is going to a print magazine under the name “Escaping Mr. Cristmas.”

The article is sent to Sophie on an iPad, and Dr. Doofus sees the article and feels like she is just using him for a story. 

Sophie cries but then posts a blog about her letting go of negativity and embracing the Christmas spirit, and spending time with loved ones. (Especially Mr. Christmas!) She also 

Sophie’s mom and sister show Dr. Doofus the blog post, and he smiles. Sophie comes out in a red dress, and they realize that they are in love. They will travel the world together and always plan on coming home for Christmas. They kiss! The End!

Side Note

One of the better, we hate each other at the beginning and fall in love movies this year! 

Minority Report: Izzy, Sam


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Overall rating

Number of Kills: 

 🎄🎄🎄 (3 Christmas Tree)

Enjoyment Level: 🍷🍷🍷 (2 glasses of wine.)

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