Monday, November 5, 2012

Movie Review: Hallmark's Christmas Song

Natasha Henstridge and Gabe Hogan play music teachers in the Hallmark movie Christmas Song. The two teachers work at a newly merged private school and though they share some things in common they couldn't be more different.

Natasha, who looks a lot like Mrs. Bobby Flay, Stephanie March, plays Diana. She's the more staid of the two. For her it is all about the classics. Gabe plays Ken, a more fun loving guy. A pop prince.

The two teachers are challenged to win a contest with the best rendition of a Christmas Carol. Any Carol will do.

Now considering that Ken is more a pop kinda guy, I was a bit disappointed in his choice of The First Noel. That song was just as traditional as Diana's choice of Angel's We Have Heard On High.

What keeps this Hallmark movie from becoming too boring are the teenagers. There's a good kid and a not so good kid in each group, and of course by the end of the movie they've all come together so that neither teacher loses their job.

I have to admit, I have a soft spot for these cheesy movies. Its that same soft spot that still reads Harlequin romances. I love getting warm fuzzy feelings, and this movie definite delivers them!

Granted this isn't one of Hallmark's more memorable offerings (Like Mrs. Miracle) it is a good way to get into the holiday spirit.

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