‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MERRY’: A WARM AND MAGICAL ROMANCE. Rachael Leigh Cook stars in this final 2021 Countdown to Christmas title. Text © Rissi JC

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MERRY’: A WARM AND MAGICAL ROMANCE

January 9, 2022 Rissi JC No Comments

Another of their more light hearted romantic-comedies of the 2021 Countdown to Christmas, Tis the Season to be Merry ends their 2021 year on an epilogue worth reading.

Tis the Season to be Merry (2021) Hallmark TV Film Review

Building her career and pretty much her whole life on being a love advice influencer Merry Griffin (Rachael Leigh Cook) is now writing a book. Trouble is, her self help advice book on love uses a fictional boyfriend to base her writing on. Bigger trouble is Merry’s publisher doesn’t realize this. Counting on the sales from her hotly anticipated year away release, Merry’s boutique publisher has a lot riding on her novel. Her best friend is an editor at the publishing house and is the one person who knows the truth. Worrying over how to best handle this situation, Merry accepts an invitation from Darlene to go home to Vermont for Christmas with her family. Merry’s only one request is that Darlene’s brother NOT be there.

Adam (Travis Van Winkle) has been gone for a while now, helping people and the animals of other countries. But surprise! he’s decided to return for Christmas ready to possibly be home for good. What he doesn’t know is that the girl who had a crush on him ten years ago (or was the crush his?) will also be at his parent’s home.

TV FILM REVIEW | ‘MY CHRISTMAS FAMILY TREE’: FOUND FAMILY AND NEW ROMANCE
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MERRY’: A WARM AND MAGICAL ROMANCE #HALLMARKIES #CLEANROMANCE #WHOLESOMEROMANCE #RACHAELLEIGHCOOK #GOODMOVIES #CHRISTMASMOVIES Click To Tweet

Any of the Hallmark rom-coms I’ve seen Rachael in have been cute, largely due to her acting. This one is no different. She’s a great actress who always seems to be good with whomever she plays opposite of. I like her and Travis together. He’s the free spirit whereas she’s the more rigid one and while I believe they both have some wise things to contribute to relationships and love, he certainly does teach Merry some things, part of which helps her in just the thing she  needs most. The scene is pleasant and is better for being able to like the characters (and who plays them). Additionally it’s fun to see a character have the profession of “influencer” which is definitely something we all know something of (whether its as one or following them) in today’s social media climate.

“What’s meant for you… won’t get by you.”

This film backs away from the normal grouping of Christmas activities and when they are in the scenes, they’re different in small ways so as not being quite as “cut and paste.” The story is a solid one and ends up being the right kind of one to close out he 2021 movies. It’s joyful and playful (that meet-cute though!) and still has the small town element that many adore. But at the end of the day, I just appreciate its subtle differences. That’s where this one is indeed most merry.

(Disclosure: this post does contain affiliate links; if you buy anything through these links, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Thank you to anyone who makes a purchase through these links. Read the disclosure page for details.)

Shop ‘Tis the Season to be Merry digitally on Amazon Video

PINTEREST PIN – SAVE & SHARE


‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MERRY’: A WARM AND MAGICAL ROMANCE. Rachael Leigh Cook stars in this final 2021 Countdown to Christmas title. Text © Rissi JC

Content: the normal TV-G/PG fare is the standard for this film.

Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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

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:

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: