Christmas 9 to 5

A Fresh Addition to the Sea of Christmas Movies

Nice cast led by the full of energy Tiya Sicar, a very well-reviewed actress and great talent. she plays a tough crime reporter working undercover in a Department Store to discover the true meaning of Christmas. I suspect that this will be the first and last Christmas movie she will be involved with. She was paired with Joe Dinicol who brings a dorky charm to his role. The mother was delightful (as yet uncredited on IMDb) and had one of the funniest lines I remember in a Lifetime Christmas movie: “I saw a wreath in Cosmetics that looked like a crown of thorns!” I had to rewind the DVR to make sure I heard that correctly. Hilarious! The plot was something different and had a nice twist at the end. The big mystery is how a black woman and a white man could have had an Indian daughter. I’m not sure whether ignoring ethnicity is a good thing or a bad thing. What ever, It’s better than #Hallmarksowhite of days gone by, for sure.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

November 9, 2020

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