As we head towards this latter half of November, the Countdown to Christmas romances continue. This week we see an old-fashioned romance apply titled Write Before Christmas, and starring teen heartthrob, Chad Michael Murray. Before I share the pros (and a con or two) of seeing this one, let’s have a quick look at the plot.
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THE STORY: In the aftermath of a break up, Jessica (Torrey DeVitto) writes five letters to the people who mean the most to her. One, meant for a former music teacher, unbeknownst to Jessica instead reaches her son, Luck (Murray). When he reaches out to correct the mistake, he and Jessica see each other during the Christmas season, and as they become friends, Jessica realizes she may still have a few dreams to follow…
Because, it’s always more pleasant to get these out of the way.
Santa and Mrs. Claus
It’s silly, really, to even mention this, but I think the whole “Jessica Claus” thing goes a little too far. I get it’s supposed to be cute and all, but ehh, I just didn’t feel it.
The Timeline & Stories
Sadly, this timeline takes a little too long to get going, and once it does, we have to share what we assume to be the “main romance” with other subplots. It’s a little distracting.
The Pros of Write Before Christmas
Ah, look! It’s Chad Michael Murray
Anyone who grew up watching A Cinderella Story knows this actor as a “teen heartthrob.” In the last few years, he’s appeared in some Hallmarks, and it’s been fun to see him in something again. Torrey DeVitto is another of my favorite actresses, so anytime she plays leading lady is good potential.
An Adorable [Albeit Cliché] Meet-Cute
Who doesn’t love a good meet-cute? *raises hand* I do. This one is fun.
Writing a Letter
I mean, really, who among us doesn’t love this old-fashioned trope? This one isn’t really a “romantic” connotation because the letters go out to the people who mean the most to Jessica, but still… it’s lovely.
Catch Write Before Christmas tonight, November 17, on Hallmark; check local listings.
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You can also pre-purchase Write Before Christmas (digitally) on Amazon Video or eventually, find in store (on DVD), at WalMart.
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