One of the titles with a re-name, this film features a charming father and daughter relationship, and a pretty good cast, too. The story is about the former town’s square location that is home to a stunning Christmas tree. Spearheading getting this tree for Brooklyn Colorado’s annual tree lighting is Erin Chambers (Rochelle Aytes), part of the mayor’s administration (and also, she happens to be the mayor’s daughter).
Trouble is, the tree sits on the front lawn of Kevin Snyder (Mark Taylor); a fireman who lives across the street from her best friend, Kevin is a single dad with something of a determined streak, and he says the tree stays. But Erin isn’t ready to give up just yet, and so with a bit of determination, she sets out to win him over.
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A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado is one of the cuter films (so far) from Hallmark. There’s a nice plot, and kids always make everything more fun. I also appreciate that this film, in addition to some of its yearly peers, seems to do more “montage” sequences of the traditional moments (like cookie decorating or snow activities). It keeps the normal tropes in place, but gives them a bit of a different feel.
I also really like the cast here. Rochelle and Mark have a nice Lizzy and Mr. Darcy-esque chemistry, and their first kiss plays marvelously into the trope. There’s also some cute moments between them beforehand as well. Like anything on the network, it’s cute albeit one that some viewers won’t enjoy, and there’s nothing wrong with that. This is why Hallmark debuts some two dozen new Christmas movies a year. Within them, there’s a little something for everyone.
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Content: there is a reference to a potential same-sex relationship [a man admits to being “gay” and later he takes someones hand].
Sincere thanks to Hallmark and Crown Media Press for the opportunity to view a screener; all opinions are honest, and my own.
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