“Matchmaker Santa” was released in 2012. It stars Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson, John Ratzenberger, and Robert Pine.
To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.
This movie is about Melanie, a young baker, who is stranded in a small town with her boyfriend’s assistant, Dean. Meanwhile, Melanie’s boyfriend, Justin, is trapped in their cabin with an old girlfriend.
I’ve decided to change how I do these spotlight movie blogs. Rather than just giving you a rundown of what happens in it, I’m going to tell you why I love it so much.
Too many of us don’t see the magic around us anymore. They think of magic as Harry Potter or something similar. Magic can be in the subtlest forms. Some call it fate, others call it destiny. Sometimes it’s the effects people have on our lives, even with the smallest acts.
Here, Melanie gets on a plane with a man who looks like Santa. She and Dean end up giving him a ride to the town where he’s playing Santa because it’s on the way to her boyfriend’s home. Then, the car breaks down. One thing after another keeps them in the town and keeps the boyfriend and his ex from going to pick up Melanie and Dean.
Call it magic, call it Santa, call it fate, or whatever you wish. The movie lets you make that decision. Personally, I believe they lean towards Santa orchestrating it all.
I love the townspeople. They are quirky and funny, but they also have heart. Their fundraising and giving to others is truly the spirit of Christmas.
Watching Melanie and Dean blend in and become as involved in the town as the town people. They help with baking, play elves, and make friends everywhere they go. We see them falling in love even though they are fighting it trying to be good people. Melanie doesn’t want to hurt her boyfriend and Dean doesn’t want to betray his boss.
The best part of the movie to me is the magic. It’s subtle but it’s there. It’s a movie that always makes my heart feel a little lighter after watching it. I hope you give it a try.
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