No matter how sweet the Hallmark Channel originals are, sometimes I switch things up and watch their ‘Movies and Mysteries’ channel. My most recent discovery is Last Vermont Christmas, a film that’s central theme is, again, the importance of family.
Last Vermont Christmas (2018) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Review
This year, Megan Marvin (Erin Cahill) is coming home for Christmas. No matter where she and her sisters are across the country, each year, they gather together at their childhood home. Along with their parents, the girls celebrate Christmas with laughter and family. But this year stirs up memories Megan and her young daughter would rather forget.
The one person she never expects to see again also walks back into her life. Her ex-boyfriend, Nash (Justin Buehring) is back in their hometown. As the two walk down memory lane, Megan deals with fallout from her parent’s recent announcement – and the fact that Nash is back in her life.Love stories about family and Christmas cheer? Don't miss the #Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Last Vermont Christmas: A Story About Sisters and Love Click To Tweet
Sometimes there are those scripts that “connect” with the viewer. For me, Last Vermont Christmas is one of those stories. There’s something about its hopeful premise and reconnecting with our family that makes this one special. The overarcing story isn’t new (girl returns home), but the characters are, and I will confess, I like them all.
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Though she’s not been in as many as someone like Lacey Chabert, Erin Cahill is a Hallmark Christmas alumni while Justin is a less frequent leading man. He isn’t a stranger to Christmas films though. Fun trivia: he played Teddy Lawrence in The March Sisters at Christmas (Lifetime). I like not just the cast, but the characters they portray as well. This is something that goes a long way in helping to endear a story.
Whether it’s the bond between sisters (and its many messy faucets) or the possibility of a second chance at love, this film is really quite good. There is so many poignant and beautiful scenes, some of which might make you tear up (just a tiny bit) that it makes the story hard to leave. The setting is pretty and of course, I love that the Hallmark values are intact. Stay in and visit Vermont in this cozy Christmas romance.
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