A Storybook Christmas

Thanks to the Leads, Worth Watching

Ali Liebert is back in form in this latest holiday offering. There was something about her in the last one, A Gift to Cherish, that seemed a little off. It’s been a week or more since I have seen this, so I’ll just make this brief. This was the unexpectedly male nanny plot. He is a well-known children’s author in disguise and she is an event planner who needs to wrangle this author to the career make or break event she is planning. Little does she know, this reclusive author is right under her nose. I loved that the male lead was just a normal-looking guy, and his rival, her boyfriend, was fictionally male model handsome. She is a controller and scheduler to the point that I really disliked her at times, and he has a more loosey-goosey approach to child raising. So it’s kind of two plots for the price of one. It wasn’t perfect. The constant mantra of “You are safe, You are loved” to her little niece (orphaned) was unbelievably cheesy. But all in all a complex story with a lot going on, some tension, and good chemistry make this worth watching.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

December 14, 2019

3 thoughts on “A Storybook Christmas

  1. I’m getting ready to watch the movie then, your review sounds good. And boy this is from waaaaay out in left field but I know you are a HP/JKR fan and I’m wondering if you’ve seen this fabulous bit? I have friends hosting a back to school Harry Potter-a-thon and I sent this so it’s on my mind. No good reasons to exclude you. 😉 I certainly would imagine you’ve seen it?

    It’s wonderful. She’s amazing. Look how respectful that above average audience of grownups are toward her. That’s what I like.

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    • I liked him too and I hadn’t seen him. But (spoiler alert)when she turned on him I honestly thought he should write her off. Justifiably upset no doubt about it but that’s not the way to treat somebody you care for. One day he’ll leave the top off the toothpaste or something and the icy Ms. Hyde will appear again. JKR’s speech is purely fabulous. You’re probably thinking I don’t want to spend 20 minutes on a dry, dusty academic presentation when I could be watching Jen Lilley emote but you’d be wrong. 🙂


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