Top critical review
Painful to watch
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2021
I like Hallmark movies, in general, and have watched scores of them over the years. Some are excellent. Christmas Getaway had a wholesome, clean storyline which is always welcome in times like these. The main actors were good-looking which is always a plus, and the ending wasn't too bad. But, the positives end there. The acting was atrocious...and not just the secondary actors as in many Hallmark flicks, but the main actors were also bad. The acting was stiff, forced, plastic, falling far short of believable. They failed to convey accurately the emotional responses to the ups and downs they experienced. This is acting 101. The storyline was way too predictable. My wife & I figured out the whole plot after ~10 minutes. There were few surprises and the changes in plans that did occur were far-fetched and way too coincidental. The movie was recommended by a family member so despite wanting to turn it off and watch something else, we stuck it out for their sake. We still can't believe we paid $7.99 to watch it on Amazon! Indeed, it was painful to watch. I think I could find better actors at the local high school drama club. I generously give this one a 2.4 out of 5.