‘NANTUCKET NOEL’: STILL HONORING TRADITION BUT FINDING THE NEW. Trevor Donovan and Sarah Power co-star in this Hallmark original. All text © Rissi JC

‘NANTUCKET NOEL’: STILL HONORING TRADITION BUT FINDING THE NEW

November 23, 2021 3 Comments

There is next to no chance any of us will run out of Christmas movies to watch this year. One of them you can watch is Nantucket Noel, a film with a familiar face and based on a novel by Nancy Thayer.

Nantucket Noel (2021) Hallmark TV Film Review

Keeping her store running is becoming the sole priority of Christina (Sarah Power). A Nantucket native, Christina is ready to make her case against a developer looking to make renovations to the pier where her toy store and several other businesses call home. On her way to work, she happens to meet Andy (Trevor Donovan) and his daughter, Wink (Payton Lepinski), short for Winifred. Despite an awkward introduction, Christina finds something pulls her towards these newcomers.

What she doesn’t realize is their connection to her may be a little more complicated than just tourists.

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Of the titles I can think of off hand, I like Donovan in Hallmark movies. Last year he played in the military themed film USS Christmas and this year, he’s a single dad heading to Nantucket for the Christmas season. The film has a recognizable supporting cast, and also casts Sarah Power in her first (I think?) leading Hallmark film role. If you watch the network’s TV shows, of course you will recognize her from Good Witch. Either way, this is a pretty solid film most will enjoy.

The old standby of family and tradition is at the forefront, but I appreciate that this one takes a different approach. Things don’t go the “rosy” way the heroine wants them to. And I respect this. She has valid points, but she also is being unrealistic in her quest to “save” something. It isn’t the “where,” it’s the memories and the things you can do to honor those. Those go with you everywhere. Contrary to what most Hallmark scripts like to depict, you can still remember, honor and love traditions, and also step forward into a different and yet still special future.

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‘NANTUCKET NOEL’: STILL HONORING TRADITION BUT FINDING THE NEW. Trevor Donovan and Sarah Power co-star in this Hallmark original. All text © Rissi JC

Content: this one is the old school standard of Hallmark’s TV-G ratings. There is briefly discussion about the hardship of a divorce.

Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press

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  • Brittaney B November 23, 2021 at 2:37 PM

    Well, I’m finally paying attention to your Hallmark Christmas movie reviews again now that I have the channel back after a two year absence. I haven’t seen this one yet and was on the fence about it, but you’ve sold me. Just watched Christmas Sail last night after reading your review.

    • Rissi JC November 28, 2021 at 11:18 PM

      *bites nails* Hope you were able to enjoy this one… at least in part! And as always, THANK YOU, Brittaney for visiting, reading and sharing your thoughts. Always glad to chat with you and I cannot wait to catch up on your blog. I sense lots of comments. :D

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