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Marry Me At Christmas: Hallmark Movie Review

Happy Wednesday Guys :)


It's officially that time of year again everyone, it's time for Hallmark Channel's Countdown To Christmas, and I couldn't be more excited.


Well, actually I could be more excited if Hallmark channel was actually available in Canada, but since it is not currently so, I will have to get by with continuing to watch the movies on Netflix, Youtube, DVD's, and The Women's Network.


On Sunday I finally had the chance to watch Marry Me At Christmas, which as I'm sure many of you were aware, is based on Susan Mallery's Fools Gold novel, and I reviewed it previously on my blog here


Since I love getting the chance to talk about all the amazing movies that Hallmark airs, especially the ones based off of books, I definitely wanted to do a quick review of this one with all of you guys today.




Synopsis from Hallmark Channel's Website:


Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. What Madeline didn’t expect was to be swept off her feet by the bride’s gorgeous brother, movie star Johnny Blake. Jonny came to the quirky town of Fool’s Gold to support his sister — not to fall in love. Yet Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he’s ever met. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. Madeline finds the real Johnny even more captivating than her celebrity crush. Will the action star be brave enough to take on the role of a lifetime?


My Review:

Watching a book you enjoyed become alive on either the big or small screen is always exciting, but also kind of nerve wracking as you're unsure as to whether the book will be done justice or not. However, I've rarely been disappointed in Hallmark's adaptations of so many of my favorite novels, and I'm happy to say that once again that was the case with this one as well.

Marry Me At Christmas starred Rachel Skarsten as Maddy, and Trevor Donovan as Johnny Blake (although he was Johnny Blaze in the book), and both actors pleasantly surprised me in their portrayal of these beloved characters. The chemistry was spot on right from the start, and I loved the small town warmth and friendliness that definitely transferred well from page to screen. While this movie definitely had it's deviations from its novel inspiration, I didn't find that any of them were enough to be off putting. While I enjoyed in the book how Johnny himself comes to Fool's Gold at the beginning to get the ball rolling on his sister's wedding, and hires Maddy as the wedding planner himself, I did find myself enjoying the change to this plot point in the movie. And that was mainly because of just how much I found myself enjoying Ginger and Oliver's characters, and I was glad they had more of a starring role in the movie, rather than just the secondary characters they really were in the book.

Trevor Donovon portrayed Johnny's desire for a more normal existence exactly as I'd pictured it on the page, and Rachel Skarsten definitely brought Maddy's love of the small town lifestyle to the screen beautifully. As a bonus, we even got a glimpse of the infamous Gladys, who's become quite the well loved character throughout Fool's Gold fans, although I wish they'd incorporated more of the other well loved Fool's Gold characters, and even Mayor Marsha's character was more hinted at than actually portrayed in the movie itself. 

However, overall, I found myself completely wrapped up in this heart warming holiday tale from start to finish, and I'm so glad Hallmark Channel chose it as the kick off movie for 2017's Countdown to Christmas. I always love the opportunity to see beloved book character's come to life on the screen, and I feel Hallmark definitely hit the nail on the head with this one. I gave it five out of five stars, and definitely recommend it to everyone. Marry Me At Christmas is a perfect Christmas movie for anyone, with great acting, beloved small town appeal, and many swoon worthy romantic moments like Johnny and Maddy's snowball fight.


I hope you guys all have a chance to watch this one, and I already can't wait for the next Hallmark Christmas movies to debut!


Thanks so much for reading guys, and I'll see you all again on Friday. 

This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The photo does not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners. 



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