For a mostly unknown cast, this movie was pretty good.
The only actor I recognized was Michael Hogan, from the remake of Battlestar Galatica.
A woman with two kids is going through some financial hard times, losing her job after being a good Samaritan, facing an upcoming eviction, and a rotten ex-husband looking to take her kids away.
What follows partially through a case of mistaken identity is a magical story of finding lost family, finding what your heart desires and helping keep the Christmas magic alive.
Worth the view. Charming & Delightful!
Reviewed by studioAT3 / 10
The Christmas Secret
These Hallmark Christmas films are hit/miss affairs, and sadly this one didn't do a lot for me.
It just started so gloomy, and that's not what I want from a festive film.
Personal preference I know, but this wasn't one of the better ones.
Reviewed by Jackbv1237 / 10
Loose threads come together
This Hallmark movie is one of those which include some mystery and/or drama leading up to the heartwarming moments.
This story has several loose threads dangling about the life of Christine. For much of the movie, Christine is getting pounded by the things that threaten to unravel her life and family. She loses a job, gets an eviction notice and her ex threatens to take her children.
There is a mysterious locket that keeps popping up. It actually started out as Christine's locket but it gets lost and bounces around to some of these loose threads and the viewer knows that once we find the locket's secret, the threads will tie together and form a strong cord.
The acting is good enough. Bethany Joy Lenz endures as a single mom who struggles to hold it together. John Reardon is one of the threads and Jason soon begins to form a relationship with Rosemary. Oh wait, that's not right, because this is one of the running gags. Jason mistakenly thinks Christine's name is Rosemary.
While there are many things about this movie that we can predict, at least eventually, there is just enough of a Christmas secret to make it interesting.