Hallmark’s Cheerful ‘Jingle Bell Bride’: Three of the Ways It's Different. A feature on the 2020 TV adaptation. All text © Rissi JC

Hallmark’s Cheerful ‘Jingle Bell Bride’: Three of the Ways It’s Different

November 3, 2020 No Comments

If you’re someone who puts the TV on Hallmark Channel and leaves it there over the Christmas season, no doubt you catch many if not all of their Countdown to Christmas romance movies. Likely among those you will have favorites despite their similar trope storylines, because, well, at their heart, they’re all sweet. One of their 2020 offerings is based on a novel, and today I want to share three reasons why Jingle Bell Bride is different.

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THE STORY: Busy doesn’t begin to describe Jessica’s life. Her work as a wedding planner is so busy, she doesn’t even have time for her sister and young niece. The greatest struggle for Jessica (played by Julie Gonzolo) now is to make those final last minute additions for her bridezilla perfect. One of her impossible changes is demanding a rare jingle bell flower for her bouquet. This will send Jessica all the way to Alaska, and the man (played by Ronnie Rowe Jr.) who runs the family greenhouse that grows them.


Three Reasons Why Jingle Bell Bride is Different


1: The Setting

Ok, so now, this setting itself isn’t different (stick with me, and I’ll expand on this), but the role the setting plays is different. Why? Well, the setting acts as a kind of stepping stone for one of the main characters, and it’s this that helps to make this one stand out.

2: The Choice

How the whole “choice” bit goes down in this one is way different than most and also plays into the setting not having a permanent hold on the characters. It’s a breath of fresh air to see characters make some different choices, and I appreciate that there isn’t a villain made of the “thing” that is this choice.

Hallmark’s Cheerful ‘Jingle Bell Bride’: Three of the Ways It's Different. A feature on the 2020 TV adaptation. All text © Rissi JC
3: The Crush

Each “crush” in these movies has the potential to be cute, and on their most basic level, they’re all worthy of cheering on because they’re sweet. That said, some are better than others, and I like the way this one happens; it feels a bit more authentic, which is something that ties into the whole “choice” element. SPOILER: her leaving feels right because that’s what she would do. She doesn’t know this person, and if there IS interest, it’s not going to be the kind that uproots ones entire life for… at least not yet.


The one thing I do find very “common” and also very Hallmark is the whole “princess” bit, which just feels a little too sappy. That said, like I already said, this one is still sweet as can be.

What about you; have you seen any Christmas movies that stand out as being “different”? What did you think of Jingle Bell Bride, is it a yes or no? Comment all of your thoughts below.

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Content: there’s nothing to mention, this is an old-fashioned, traditionally sweet Hallmark

Photos: Hallmark / Crown Media Productions

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