all I’ll say is those fans will enjoy this movie.
Krakow) and Penny Miller (Miranda Frigon) have been friends-turned-rivals. It
all began with a Christmas children’s pageant when Penny stole Christie’s solo
and ever since then, the two have been competing against each other – even to
this day. Both teachers, the two women enter the Christmas cookie bake-off with
a winning prize being a class trip for the winning cookie recipe. Things get
more complicated when a new student transfers to Christie’s class and her
single dad, James (David Haydn-Jones) catches both Christie and Penny’s
(the official fandom for When Calls the Heart) is going to make this a popular movie for the 2014 Countdown to
Christmas season because of Erin and indeed, fans will enjoy seeing her in a
vastly yet not-so-different role – seriously, when it comes down to basics, she
does essentially play the same character only it’s in a contemporary role.
There are disastrous baking results, competition for a guy and of course, the
profession as a teacher. Sounds familiar, right!? It’s a formula that
admittedly is familiar and blissfully, with exception to one or two
cringe-inducing no-no’s (laughs or no, said moments are a peg or two
over-the-top), it does work.
Christmas flick to air on the Heart of TV network. As aforementioned, there is
one serious “taking-it-too-far” scene that the writing just went overboard with
in the rivalry issue and that is a scene at a party that involves a piano and
singing. Every other attempt to “one up” the other I could deal with and
thought was cute, but that one scene… just took things a little too much with a
side of ridiculous. Looking past this, there’s nothing to complain about with
regards to this delicious treat. There is plenty of sweetness in the cozy
scenes between Christie, Lily and even James which leaves us rooting for the
obvious all while making us hungry for some of our favorite Christmas cookie
recipes – and you may want a plate handy while enjoying this treat. You’ve been
Cookie Cutter Christmas tonight, November 9th on Hallmark
Channel. If you tune into this one, let me know
what you thought!