Christmas on Holly Lane

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6.31 h 26 min2018X-RayPG
Life-long best friends Sarah, Cat and Riley reunite in Sarah's childhood home to cook up some Christmas magic and save the holidays for their families. With each friend at a different crossroad, they will all have to come together to rediscover the Christmas magic that can only happen in the house on Holly Lane.
Directors
Michael Scott
Starring
Sarah LancasterKaren HolnessGina Holden
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Tom BerryStan SpryEric WoodsSebastian BettroLouisa CadywouldBreanne HartleyGilles Laplante
Studio
Gravitas Ventures
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

206 global ratings

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  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
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DonnsMayReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Story Line but NOT Hallmark
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It’s NOT Halkmark which I thought it was. Same actors/actresses as Hallmark and cover leads you to believe it’s a hallmark. It doesn’t have the same moral codes as Hallmark. Husband cheats on wife, leaves his kid and gets new girlfriend pregnant. Thirteen year old daughter goes to party with mixed company and alcohol is involved altho mom is disturbed and upset. Little girl says the Lords name in vain ( oh god ) which is very offensive. Some wouldn’t have a problem with that. The story line is great ! We enjoy the movie. But it’s moral values don’t compare to Hallmark.
15 people found this helpful
LBReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful and Uplifting Movie
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This is a beautiful story about friendship and the difference friends can make for one another in growing up and, as adults, in moving through common life, work, love, and parenting experiences. The script deals with every challenge the characters face in an honest and respectful way - with feeling, and yet without the usual drama seen in many relationship focused films. In essence, it deals with difficult themes in a confidently positive and affirming way. The characters all move forward with their personal stories because of their friendship and generally positive dispositions. The acting is very good - more so after the beginning - and the scenery is winter-wonderful. I will likely watch this one again because it leaves me smiling and feeling uplifted.
12 people found this helpful
G.G.Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Love the Sisterhood!
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I love the bond of these 3. But there are certain parts of the movie I didn't understand: like how even though Sarah's grandparents, her parents, and now her and her daughter live in that house, yet she is still paying mortgage. Also, if the house belonged to her pre-marriage and Ethan clearly cheated on her and committed adultery, depending on the state's view of marital property, how can Ethan own half of the house. I am so enraged.
But despite the little things, I love the movie! It is a great friends forever kinda movie that you want to watch with your best friends over hot chocolate with marshmallows.
8 people found this helpful
Fencik&BuchalterReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Has Sarah Lancaster from "Chuck"!
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Saw this on Prime. This is one of those warm and fuzzy Christmas movies out to reach a certain sentimental demographic. Kudos for presenting more than one mini crisis and meet cute that is the formula of so many Hallmark like movie. They manage to squeeze in THREE in the sub 90 minute run time. The main cast of three women who play childhood friends all grown up have decent enough chemistry. There is some diversity in that the couple that gets the most attention are African American. Among the amble B-roll of small town winter scenes and Christmas decorations, there is a lot of talk among the characters that big city living with its smog and dirty snow is bad compared to the idyllic small town USA. One character decides on a whim to open up a restaurant back in the home town in hopes to be able to spend more time with her daughter as if owning and running a restaurant magically takes less time than just being a chef in L.A. All in all it is a pleasant enough affair, every stressful note is neatly wrapped up, and it does pull on the old heartstrings toward the end.
3 people found this helpful
Miss Josh EmmettReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
WHAT'S WITH THE HOUSE?
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This was a feel-good movie without being drippy. It is May 1st and I needed a break from Covid/politics/Harry and Megan, so I had to decide between cheesy disaster or Christmas. Scrolling though my wishlist, my eyes pointed to Christmas.

A work-acholic, a teen on the verge of going down the wrong path and a woman who finds out that her husband is cheating, but wants to work things out.

The work-acholic is fear-based due to her own parents, so can't commit. The teen (13) is in LA hanging with a rich family and her mother discovers she is at party with no supervision, boys and beer. The husband's girlfriend is pregnant.

So, we have 3 women who were friends all their lives and kept in touch for 25 years and decide to get together back in the one friend's house for a decent Christmas and find they can all take one step back from their own lives to help each other. There's the friend I always wanted! It is in a small town with lovely snow, gorgeous decorations, and laughter everywhere.

Yeah, it has a happy ending...needed that...but I am left with one question: How does the cheating husband get to sell the house and get half the money? You see, this house in question has been in the wife's family for generations! They even built it with their own hands! Even for 1999, this shows how the men get to have their cake and eat it too. If she agrees to pay him monthly and finish paying the mortgage (why is there a mortgage, did he take out a loan on the house somewhere along the line?), he will LET her keep her own house. So generous.

However, ignoring this fact, the ending is that everyone is willing to give life another chance, win or lose, and that is what life and Christmas movies are all about.
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WALTReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A GREAT STORY, BEWARE OF REVIEWERS WHO SPOIL IT
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NO SPOILERS.THIS IS NOT THE HOLIDAYS RIGHT NOW, BUT WHO DOES NOT LOVE A GOOD ROMANTIC COMEDY. AS LONG AS IT IS FUN WHO
CARES. AS THREE BEST GIRL FRIENDS, ADULTS, ARE HAVING A HOLIDAY IN THE COUNTRY IN A SMALL TOWN, THEY COME UPON A SUBLIME
IDEA. AS THEY ALL ARE SOMEWHAT FRUSTRATED WITH THEIR JOBS IN THE CITY, THEY DECIDE TO GO FOR BROKE AND OPEN A DELICIOUS
RESTAURANT. FACING THE TRUE ISSUES OF MODERN LIFE, THIS FILM DOES NOT HIDE ITS HEAD IN THE SAND. TWO OF THE MOMS ARE SINGLE MOTHERS AND CARE SO MUCH FOR THEIR CHILD, ONE GIRL EACH. SO THE GREAT JOY OF THIS MOVIE IS SEEING HOW FAITH CAN
BRING GOOD THINGS TO GOOD PEOPLE, AS YOU WILL WITNESS. A HANDSOME DOCTOR ADORES ONE OF THE WOMEN , AND FATE MAY TAKES ITS HAND AND INTERVENE AS WELL FOR THE OTHER. THEIR IDEA IS TO MAKE THEIR RESTAURANT APPEAL TO YOUNG AND OLD. BUT WILL THEY HAVE ENOUGH FINANCING AND CAN IT BE CONSTRUCTED IN TIME. SEE THE ANSWERS APPEAR BEFORE YOUR EYES AND HOW THE CHILDREN BECOME HAPPY. I BELIEVE THESE ARE ALL GREAT MORAL VALUES TO DEAL WITH AND NOT HIDE FROM.
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another jennReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Decent for a tv movie
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I'm a sucker for Christmas movies, even the cheesy made for tv ones. Overall, this one was pretty decent. Not the best I've seen, but I didn't hate it.

It actually wasn't as cheesy as most of these movies, and the actors were pretty good (I've seen most of them before in other Xmas movies.)

I liked that they weren't overly "perfect" people with perfect lives, and that it wasn't overly squeaky clean....it was more like real life.

I did find the whole business talk & renovation stuff kind of boring. I wish it would've had more scenes of them having fun together instead. And I do prefer my Christmas movies to be more on the comedy side and/or whimsical, and less dramatic than this. (Oh, and I agree with another reviewer that it was annoying they made so many comments about a hamburger!)

Still decent for a tv movie.
One person found this helpful
Peg SueReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Holiday Movie
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It's a step above a Hallmark without the cheesy acting. A great friendship movie with good actors. Three childhood friends that never lose touch. Love the nice cinematic touches which highlight the holiday lighting and decorations and woodsy pines in the snow feel of an old-fashioned Christmas. It's a great feel-good holiday movie.
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