Spotlight Movies · 12. April 2021
“The Christmas Bunny” was released in 2010. It stars Florence Henderson, Sophie Bolen, Madeline Vail, and Colby French. To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers. This movie is about Julia. A foster child who no longer speaks. Her most treasured possession is her video of The Velveteen Rabbit. She watches it all the time. It’s also about a family in Michigan, the Coopers; mom Patti, dad Scott, and son Billy. Patti always wanted more children but it...
Spotlight Movies · 29. March 2021
“Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus” was released in 1991. It stars Richard Thomas, Ed Asner, and Charles Bronson. To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers. Inspired by the famous 1897 editorial that has become a holiday staple, Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus tells the story of young Virginia O'Hanlan. Why do I think this movie is special? It manages to give us a glimpse of another time while staying family friendly in the same way Little...
Spotlight Movies · 15. March 2021
“A Christmas Wish” was released in 2011. It stars Kristy Swanson, Edward Herrmann, K.C. Clyde, and Tess Harper. To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers. This movie focuses on a family in need and the community that rallies around them. The mother, Martha, was abandoned by her husband who also took all their money leaving her homeless and broke with her stepson and two daughters. She leaves hoping to find a new town and a job. She stops at a diner...
Spotlight Movies · 01. March 2021
“Santa Baby” was released in 2006. It stars Jenny McCarthy, George Wendt, and Ivan Sergei. (“Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe” is below) This movie is about Mary Class, a highly successful business executive in New York- who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her innovative ideas for running Christmas. To read my review click here. I want to warn...
Spotlight Movies · 15. February 2021
“12 Dates of Christmas” was released in 2011. It stars Amy Smart, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Benjamin Ayres, and Jayne Eastwood. To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers. This movie follows Kate, a young woman who after a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve, wakes up to find she is re-living that same day and date all over again. Why do I love this movie? It makes me laugh. Don’t get me wrong, there’s romance and kindness and other feelings but I...
Spotlight Movies · 01. February 2021
“Snowglobe” was released in 2007. It stars Christina Milian, Lorraine Bracco, Erin Karpluk, and Josh Cooke. This movie is about a woman named Angela, who lives in New York, who is magically transported into a snow globe that is her dream Christmas town. To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers. I see this movie numerous times every year. I just love it. Angela is part of a very involved family. Extremely involved. To the point she is begging for...
Spotlight Movies · 04. January 2021
“Christmas in Connecticut” was released in 1945. It stars Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, and Reginald Gardiner. This is about a food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers. This movie is a true classic. It’s an annual must-see in my...
Spotlight Movies · 21. December 2020
Eloise at Christmastime Eloise at Christmastime was released in 2003. The main stars are Sophia Vassilieva as Eloise, Julie Andrews as Eloise’s nanny who goes by Nanny, Jeffrey Tambor as Mr. Salomone who works at the Plaza, Christine Baranski as Prunella Stickler who is the event organizer for the Plaza, Gavin Creel as Bill who works as the hotel and is one of Eloise’s best friends, Sarah Topham as Rachel who is the daughter of the Plaza’s owner and Bill’s long lost love, and Rick...
Me · 17. December 2020
Christmas Caroling I went Christmas caroling only once but I loved it. We got a variety of neighbors together who wanted to do it. I made up song sheets with the words for everyone. We even practiced. I played piano so we practiced at my house. I think the practicing was even more fun than the caroling. There was so much love and laughter in my house. Neighbors that had been friends became family. There was a tangible joy in the air. When the night finally came we recruited my brother. He was...
Spotlight Movies · 14. December 2020
“A Boyfriend For Christmas” was released in 2004. It stars Kelli Williams, Patrick Muldoon, and Charles Durning. This movie is about Holly and Ryan. Holly is a social worker and Ryan is an attorney. Their paths cross when they work with the same woman. With a little magic from Santa, they are able to find love. To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers. I know I’ve said this for the other movies but this is another one of my favorites. I can’t...

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