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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Movie Review : The Christmas Angel

'The Christmas Angel' is a touching film about a little girl who makes friends with a mysterious lady, played by Della Reese, living in a rundown house next door. Without giving much away, she discovers the woman's many secrets and in the end, the two are bonded.

There is also a love story between her mother (Teri Polo) and a new doctor in town (Kevin Sorbo). The supporting cast is marvelous including one of Disney's former childhood actresses.

I rate this film at about a four. It's a great family film.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Movie Review : Under the Mistletoe

The final film in the Christmas movie review series is 'Under the Mistletoe'. Starring Michael Shanks (Stargate SG1) and Jamie Ray Newman (Drop Dead Diva) throws together an unlikely couple during a radio contest where the heroine must pick a winner on who she is going to date. Included is her eight year old son who instigated the whole stunt, his enjoyment of hockey, and the coach.

There is an unusual aspect to the movie which the blogger won't ruin.

Available from amazon and rated at about a Four.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Movie Review : White Christmas

A true classic starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye two World War 2 vets. After the war they began a career in show business. They join forces with a sister singing act and set up a show at a ski lodge in Vermont. The men become romantically involved with the women, there's a falling out and reunion, making their former CO's Christmas one of the most memberable ever.

And yes, the song 'White Christmas' is featured.

This film is a four and half.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Movie Review : The Muppet Christmas Carol

The first major feature film made after Jim Henson's death, this movie lives up to the legacy he left behind. It is full of wonderful musical numbers, good acting and a great re-telling of an old familiar story. Kermit is cast as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as his wife, and Robin as Tiny Tim. Michael Caine is Ebenizer Scrooge. The story teller is Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat. The scene with the Ghost of Christmas Future is so frightening, even the narrators duck out leaving the audience alone with the specter.

Most of the Muppet favorites appear in various roles. Definitely a family film and a soon to be classic.

Rated at four and half.