With a re-pair of cast mates and a kind of old-fashion activity to drive the plot, Christmas at the Drive In is one of those easy watching movies. Let’s see what else it is.
Christmas at the Drive-In (2022) GAC TV Film Review
Selling the drive-in and land it sits on is an easy choice for Holden (Neal Bledsoe). He’s back in town just long enough to complete a sale for the drive in his father ran. What he doesn’t anticipate is running into Sadie Walker (Danica McKellar). His former girlfriend, both went their separate ways, and last he knew, Sadie was a lawyer working in the city. Seeing her here is more than a little surprising. However, their glad-to-see-you politeness is short lived when Sadie learns that the very man who plans to sell their local institution, the drive-in, is in fact Holden.
This sets into motion a standstill as the sale is halted while the pair must work together to try and prove that the drive-in could – or wouldn’t, be profitable.🎄🚗‘CHRISTMAS AT THE DRIVE-IN’: FULL OF FESTIVE DÉCOR AND POPCORN!🚗🎄#DANICAMCKELLAR #MOVIES #MOVIEREVIEW #MOVIEREVIEWS #CHRISTMASMOVIES #CHRISTMAS Click To Tweet
Decently made, production wise, Christmas at the Drive-In did surprise me, in a positive way. I didn’t go into it expecting quite what this is, which is all the normal cuteness. This may be in part because, honestly despite their respective popularity, I don’t really love most of the cast. Neal Bledsoe is from roles like Christmas Carousel or A Winter Palace and TV roles like Timeless or Code Black. He plays the kind of rigid businessman well, which is the role here, too. He’s just not really the same kind of “likable” leading man as some others in these roles. Danica McKellar is well loved from Christmas roles and put lots of support and promotion into her new film. She plays a similar character here, all bubbly and enthusiastic.
What I like the most about this is just the kind of old-fashion ideals with it. The drive-in is what helps this, but there’s also a cute and small hometown dance that features a cute scene between the leads, and the (re) meet cute is fun too. There’s the usual messages of community playing important roles, and while less in terms of screen time, there is also familial relationships that are important too.
Cute and easy to watch, Christmas at the Drive In is a sweet film and one that has good ratings around the Internet sphere. It’s got all the makings of a jolly film and will certainly charm many viewers.
You can find Christmas at the Drive-In, at publication, streaming on Hulu
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Content: nothing outside of normal TV-G movie content. There’s the usual kiss and longing looks, but nothing that abuses the “G” rating.
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