I loved that Daniel Lissing used his actual accent in this one. There was so may things wrong with this - silly little things with continuity and plot holes. First, the grass is obviously fake in the yard (it looks like grren Easter basket grass), and the "time capsule" was sitting on the surface - therenwas no digging involved. There is no way the previous owner didn't notice a metal can on the ground next to the patio. Second, the first stop at the bakery for hot chocolate- that ran out out hot chocolate. No place does that. If it's so great, they'd make sure they have it at Christmas time. And if they make their own -they'd go to the grocery and get more ingredients. Made no sense -other than the excuse for the two leads to get together again. The writing was juvenile. When Tom and Elizabeth interact the first time she says" you're not from around here, are you"? Corny. Then says its not because of his Australian accent but because it's a small town. What?!?
Tom trying to put together a Christmas fair for his daughter, Grace, was a ridiculous plotline. A good amount of movie time was spent on it (phone calls and arrangements) only for it to fail - and the daughter didn't really seem to care. It just seemed strange that Tom fixated on it and then Grace barely reacted when he told her he couldn't make it happen. It felt like a blatant time filler. I didn't feel much chemistry with Tom and Elizabeth - and the mother kept pushing Elizabeth at Tom right from the start just felt uncomfortable when they barely know him. It was meant to be a feel-good movie and it was - where the fsughter was concerned. I like the Hallmark things Daniel Lissing has been in, and this was no exception. I would have preferred that Elizabeth act like she was a little more interested in Tom. It was a cute movie and an easy watch.