Finding something that hasn’t already been done is next to impossible when it comes to the genre of the TV movie. However, this doesn’t mean you cannot still see one (or two!) with the “same” and still enjoy it. Christmas CEO tends to have this kind of result.
Christmas CEO (2021) Hallmark Film Review
Having a birthday on Christmas means Christmas Winnacker’s name is quite appropriate. But where she once loved the creative side of Christmas through toy creation, now all grown up, she uses her head for business. Climbing to the head of a corporation is what Chis (Marisol Nichols) strives and lives for. She puts in the hard work to be the CEO of a successful toy company and she’s looking forward to the benefits of enjoying the opportunities this can offer her. One such chance to grow arrives when another CEO approaches her about a merger, she jumps at the opportunity. The catch is, she has an ex business partner who may have something to say about this!
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This is one of those films I figured I’d find as a “so-so” title. However, it’s pretty cute and fun. There’s a decent cast though I could have done without the Santa element. Something I think for me, personally, is just a bit too tired. Joining Marisol is familiar face Paul Greene who has a little musical moment in the film, but mostly the focus of that story is on Chris’ niece.
Far as the script goes, it’s wearisome in its messaging of “letting go.” Not saying the message isn’t true, but I’ve seen it done so many times that it’s past its expiration date far as I’m concerned. Still, like I said, it’s a fun time if you like Christmas movies. There’s good acting and for the most part, the Christmas-ness of things stay in decent check. There’s a bit of a Scrooge angle too as Chris is a workaholic however this is in no way a proper re-telling of the iconic story. If you like Paul Greene, I suspect you’ll enjoy this story about family (as always) and Christmas.
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Content: nothing out of the old school TV-G rating from Hallmark.
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