“A Timeless Christmas” was released in 2020. It stars Erin Cahill and Ryan Paevey.
To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.
Charles Whitley is a wealthy inventor in 1903. He is engaged to Eliza despite them not really being in love. Due to a Christmas clock, Charles magically time travels to 2020. He is in his mansion which is now a museum. Megan, is a historian, who helps run the museum which includes tours with actors in costume playing the roles of Charles, Eliza, and the household staff, which includes Rosie whom Charles was very fond of. Megan is a descendent of Rosie’s.
Having studied Charles Whitley in great detail, Megan realizes it really is him based on a scar on his hand that he had left out of his portrait, done in 1903. She helps him acclimate to the new world. It’s funny, in an endearing way, watching him try to figure out what Megan means by an email blast and other things like that.
I happen to really like science fiction so the time travel part is interesting to me. I’m also a history junkie so I loved Megan’s fascination with history. An interesting part of Charles’ wrapping his mind around everything is finding out his fiancé, Eliza, married his business rival and sworn enemy. He also finds out that they were happily married for over 60 years and were very philanthropical and made the town what it was.
Another hurdle for Charles returning home is finding the Christmas clock that sent him to the future. Of course, I want him to stay with Megan. I want them to be so swept up they can’t be parted. The overly logical part of me is wondering what he’ll do for work, how will we he get the needed identification, how will the logistics go. Yes, I’m a nerd. He decides to stay in 2020 because he wants to be happy with Megan and he knows that he would be taking away Eliza’s happiness and all the good she and her husband did if he went back and married her.
I think the beautiful mansion and the period costumes lend an air of magic to the story. Even though this is a new movie, I’ve already seen is four times so far and I’m still enthralled by it. Cahill and Paevey have a great chemistry and are superb in their roles.
If you haven’t seen it, I hope you give it a try. If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie. Happy Viewing!