‘Inn Love by Christmas’ is a Romance in a Competition!


When it comes to TV Christmas movies, one thing that can be assured is, this time of year, I’ll be in front of the television watching them. One of these is Lifetime’s Inn Love by Christmas.

Inn Love by Christmas (2020) Lifetime TV Film Review

Going home for Christmas is something Amanda Leeds (Jonna Walsh) is excited about. Seeing her grandmother, and taking a break from work (even though she loves her work in hotel management) is something she’s ready for. Her way home throws her a small snag when she has to share a rental car. But much to her surprise, she knows her travel mate.

Going to the same school together, Lucas (Jesse Hutch) and Mandy weren’t best friends, but they were highly competitive and both did well in school. Now, Mandy has her eye on a bit of business while she’s home, only what she doesn’t know is Lucas may also have an interest in her acquisition.

Another thing that I seem to find (as I watch these) is that I like the titles in this genre that no one else does. Or at least the fellow TV film watchers I follow. Sometimes it makes me wonder if I’m missing something, but then I realize, no. We all like something different, and if I enjoy those no one else did, that’s okay. Inn Love by Christmas made me smile, and I also appreciate its more “real” attributes, which is important.

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This plot is familiar to many, and while there’s is not a Christmas film, is certainly familiar to Hallmark fans. This is by far, my favorite when compared to its Hallmark counterpart. The actors are very down-to-earth and genuine, which helps authenticate the story. The fun little add-ins are cute as well (like a mac-and-cheese wall of fame) and the fact that these two have a history makes things even better when it comes to their present meet-up.

Speaking of the cast, I like Jonna Walsh. She was also in a Hallmark title that isn’t Christmas, but is good. Then, Jesse Hutch too is familiar to fans of the aforementioned network. Last I remember him in a leading role is Let it Snow with Candace Cameron Bure. Oh, and the best friend story is cute, too. They’re good together because both (or at least one) of them has an easy going nature that comes across nicely on screen.


Content: there’s nothing to note, I’d put this down as a “clean romance”

Photos: Lifetime

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