Each and every year from the end of October to the first week of January, my entertainment choices consist of one thing, Christmas movies. Despite the fact that I am so not ready for Christmas before the colors of autumn have even a chance to shine, I still cave and begin the watching. One of the 2020 titles I made time (last year) for is The Christmas Yule Blog, a fun story that plays up the fun of online webzines.
The Christmas Yule Blog (2020) Lifetime TV Film Review
Known for her world travels and writings about them, Caroline Williams (Sara Canning) is expecting an equally exotic location for this year’s Christmas assignment. Much to her surprise, her boss has something a little more homegrown in mind. Instead she sends Caroline to New Mexico, specifically a small town where she’s from. This small town puts on an impressive season of Christmas activities, and Caroline is meant to cover them.
Acting as her guide while in Carte De Omar is Oscar Ortiz (Zak Santiago), who also happens to be the cousin of Caroline’s boss. Together, along with his pre-teen son, Oscar shows Caroline a different side of Christmas full of tradition and family.
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I don’t know that this is a title that was well liked in the rankings of Christmas films, but I think it’s lots of fun. It’s interesting to see heroines have a kind of influencer profession which, like it or not, fits in well with our current culture, and makes “sense” to those of us on any social media. In the case of this film, of course the script also uses this as a partial teaching tool of when to live vs be work driven. I am one who likes this because it emphasizes the importance of what a full life really is.
Beyond this, The Christmas Yule Blog is just, plain and simple, fun. I really quite like Sara Canning. She has this natural girl-next-door effect that suits these kinds of roles. I haven’t seen Zak in a leading man role prior to this, but again, he suits this role. They are a nice pairing; not dynamic, but good enough and of course, like any self-respecting romantic-comedy fan, you’ll root for their happy end just like anyone else.
With exception to the whole “Santa” joke (which is too corny for me), the film is all around another fun way to spend a couple of hours if you’re looking for fun seasonal movies.
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Content: Nothing to note – this is a “clean romance” title.