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Come Dance with Me movie review

He’s a big city banker and she’s a… big city dance instructor.  Small towns are great and big cities are stupid, but when these two dance, the sparks will fly in the Hallmark Channel’s COME DANCE WITH ME.  Wait, is he doing an English accent now?  WTF is going on?  Holy Potato Balls, is he still doing it?

So… yeah.  Come Dance With Me is a movie that exists starring Andrew McCarthy (who’s still got it, by the way) because he’s either out of money or bored and features… other actors in a technically sound yet lazily written made for TV Christmas movie because we keep watching them. Read the rest of this entry

Journey Back to Christmas movie review (2016)

Journey Back to Christmas is probably the worst made-for-TV Christmas movie of 2016.

There, I said it.  Read the rest of this entry

Coast Shaming / City Shaming (CreativeJamie.com Dictionary)

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Also known as “City Shaming.”
This is the process by which characters in a film (usually a Christmas movie) will impose their belief that small town America is superior in every way to city life.  IE, the way people behave in cities is inferior to the tradition, hospitality and decorating grandeur of rural villages.  This phenomenon is especially prevalent in Hallmark Christmas movies.

 

About the CreativeJamie.com Dictionary:
The CreativeJamie.com Dictionary is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but never got around to until now. I had a writing college in class during which one assignment challenged us to make up our own words. I sucked at it (hard), but I loved the idea, so I’m giving it a go now.

Christmas List movie review (2016)

The Hallmark Channel has really outdone themselves this time.  And by that, I mean this movie has the exact same beats as every one of their Christmas Rom Coms:

  1. underappreciated woman has boyfriend who doesn’t understand her and/or takes her for granted
  2. woman meets a guy who gets her
  3. at end of the movie, woman stays with original guy because “he had first dibs”

OK, I might have made that last one up.

Nevertheless, warm up your clarinet and “just let it happen” as we dig into Christmas List together.

“I want to watch!”

I know you do, you freaky little kid. You’re gross.  We’ll get back to him.  Read the rest of this entry

Trading Christmas movie review

The world’s most telegraphed story ever unfolds before your eyes (very, very slowly) when you watch Trading Christmas, a movie so obvious it may break you.

Just to be clear, this movie is absolutely NOT The Holiday. Read the rest of this entry

Window Wonderland movie review

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Like virtually every movie produced by the Hallmark Channel, Window Wonderland has the usual problems:  by the numbers RomCom, no surprises.  Yet, this movie is a bit more than the sum of its parts. Read the rest of this entry

Charming Christmas movie review

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It’s all new! (Except for the story.)

It’s Charming Christmas, new for 2015! Three women! One dress! One story you’ll barely be able to remember five minutes after you’ve finished watching it!  Read the rest of this entry

12 Gifts of Christmas movie review

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“She has a gift… for finding the right gift.”  Which makes, sense, because she’s a painter and he’s in advertising, so… wait, that doesn’t make any sense at all!  Such is the plight of 12 Gifts of Christmas.  (Not to be confused with A Gift Wrapped Christmas).  Read the rest of this entry

A Christmas Detour movie review

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It’s a movie as insincere as this green screen publicity photo, and more than that, it’s a Volcano/Dante’s Peak situation as this is exact same movie as Lifetime’s The Flight Before Christmas (both movies are new this year).  I give you HIV victim hating Candace Cameron Bure’s A Christmas Detour.  Read the rest of this entry

Christmas Incorporated movie review

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Welcome to Christmas Incorporated, home of the worst second act on earth.  Read the rest of this entry

Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade movie review

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With a title like Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade… what could this movie be about?

Yeah, they’re not exactly burying the lead.  Read the rest of this entry

A Family Thanksgiving movie review

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When it’s too early in the year to show crappy original made for TV Christmas movies, what’s Hallmark Channel to do?  Take one of their carbon copy Christmas movies and do a find & replace and bring you A Family Thanksgiving.   Read the rest of this entry

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