Sorry, but Amazon does this to me all the time. I get the whole review written and before I can hit submit, it slips into an ad, moves to the product and when I back up, it is gone. Bah Humbug on Amazon.
I loved the way the kids make 'snow' at the beginning of the movie. Kind of sets the tone.
Sadly, it looks like Patrick is wearing a toupe, as it slips back sometimes. As a woman who loves long hair on men, I am tired of the Hallmark mannequins they cookie cutter out every year. Plus, Patrick was clean-shaven and didn't look like lazy scruff. I will accept the toupe.
I know the scenes were stock shots, but I can sit and look at trees and mountains, etc, all day long and these were really good ones!
I was not surprised to find out that Santa's workshop has a Christmas-related sideline. Everything is too too too expensive these days! Elves don't make toys out of thin air, they need parts. And the sleigh can take off from anywhere as long as Santa starts in New Zealand.
Aaaaaand...WHAT IS WRONG WITH A BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS?????????????????????? That is all I ever wanted and still do. When I was 58 and, finally, got my own apartment after care-giving for my parents and others all those years, I decorated with Christmas-themed books for my first time alone! I loved it.
And did the woman really end up marrying the café owner? I think not. Or if she did, it was a bit later down the road. I believe they went back home and visited grandpa esp on Christmas. A woman doesn't have to work 24 hours a day to be successful and allowed to sing "I Am Woman" I think she learned to delegate and make time for her son and for herself. And I hope she didn't become successful just because she got only one gift every year. A lot of kids don't get anything!
I enjoyed the movie...let it be.