‘If I Only Had Christmas’: Fan Favorite Re-Makes Beloved Story. A review of the Hallmark original with Candace Cameron Bure. © Rissi JC

‘If I Only Had Christmas’: Fan Favorite Re-Makes Beloved Story

December 24, 2020 No Comments

Candace Cameron Bure is always a fan favorite on the Hallmark Channel, which is why her Christmas movie is one to anticipate. This year, not unlike prior years, her movie re-spins a beloved classic.

If I Only Had Christmas (2020) Hallmark TV Film Review

Hard work has placed publicist Darcy Gale (Bure) on the verge of a possible promotion. When she is again passed over, she looks to landing a new client in William Austin, a mysterious businessman in need a publicity firm. When this doesn’t go precisely as planned, she instead ends up working with Glenn Goodman (Warren Christie) and the company’s charity foundation, Emerald Education Trust.

Together with Glenn, and a team of unique talent, they set out to put together an event with a feeling of home and warmth.

TV FILM REVIEW | ‘Project Christmas Wish’: One of the Most Impressive from Hallmark
‘If I Only Had Christmas’: Fan Favorite Re-Makes Beloved Story. A review of the Hallmark original with Candace Cameron Bure. © Rissi JC

Despite having this on my DVR for a while now, I didn’t watch this title because I like to save some I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy for that close-to-Christmas feeling. If I Only Had Christmas promised to, at the very least, be a traditional two hours of cheer. This is precisely what this title is. Between that and its familiar cast, there’s goodness to be found in so much of this script.

What’s even more fun is thinking of this as another of Bure’s Christmas re-tellings. Her first being A Christmas Carol (A Shoe Addict’s Christmas); and now this mirrors elements of Wizard of Oz. I didn’t know exactly how well I’d enjoy this one, but then I also didn’t anticipate liking ‘Shoe Addict,’ so I should know better. Here we have recognizable Wizard of Oz throwbacks without being impossible to buy; there’s the famous arm-in-arm shot, the ruby slippers, and of course, the names. There’s a “break up” moment, but thankfully it’s not overly hostile (because the actors GET it), and is offset by the darn fun meet-cute. In the end, as a production, this is a good one.

Even better than seeing Candace Cameron Bure return is Warren Christie, who is a favorite from the now “ancient” Hallmark Christmas title It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year. He’s been in a few other of the network’s films over the years, but no as a regular leading man. It’s fun not just to see him back, but to see a new Bure pairing with someone not normally on the network (same is true of her last-year-movie co-star). Those who like the actors or just sweet Christmas movies in general will again discover another Christmas movies to cheer on.

PINTEREST PIN


‘If I Only Had Christmas’: Fan Favorite Re-Makes Beloved Story. A review of the Hallmark original with Candace Cameron Bure. © Rissi JC
‘If I Only Had Christmas’: Fan Favorite Re-Makes Beloved Story. A review of the Hallmark original with Candace Cameron Bure. #Movies #Christmas #ChristmasMovies #Hallmarkies #Hallmark @HallmarkChannel Click To Tweet

Content: this one is a clean romance title

Photos: Hallmark / Crown Media Productions

About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

(Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

Bonjour and Welcome!

Welcome | thank you for visiting and reading. if you like, you are invited to join our conversations and follow along – join us.  You’re most welcome.
Read more about Finding Wonderland

ps: please excuse the “disorder.” you can read more about Finding Wonderland’s changes, new follow options and why archive posts are a mess in my “Disorder + Feedback” post!

Finding Wonderland Elsewhere!

Finding Wonderland in your Inbox!

Subscribe! Have Finding Wonderland's new content sent to your inbox; sign up for our once (or twice) monthly round up of new content. If you'd like to have this newsletter sent to your inbox, you can enter your email address here. Please note, this does require a sign-up confirmation via email, and that email may be sent to a junk or spam folder.

RSS Feed

Enter your email address:

Shop our Etsy Store

Archives

Disclosures

Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I may receive (a small) compensation. This compensation comes at no additional cost to you.

Rissi JC (RissiWrites.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

All written content (unless noted) is © Copyright Rissi JC and Finding Wonderland (RissiWrites.com).

Categories

×
%d bloggers like this: