Friday, December 13, 2019

A Very Nutty Christmas Movie Review

A Charming Christmas Movie starring Melissa Joan Hart and Barry Watson

A Very Nutty Christmas Movie Review
Earlier this week, I found an absolutely adorable Christmas movie to watch that I had never seen before.  I selected it solely because Melissa Joan Hart was playing the main character, a baker in a small town.  I also have an affinity for Nutcrackers, so the movie seemed perfect for me.

I'll tell you in advance, the Amazon description of the movie is rather misleading.  It says she "awakes on Christmas day to find a handsome soldier who might be the Nutcracker Prince".  Not true!  She awakes to the Nutcracker Prince in her home several days before Christmas.  Getting the proper chronology of events is pretty important! After all, the Nutcracker Prince helps her rediscover the joy of Christmas  BEFORE Christmas day. 

Also, the word "nutty" in the title made me think the movie would be funny.  While there were definitely times of lighthearted laughter, I wouldn't call it funny. The "nutty" clearly refers to the Nutcracker and not humor.

Now that we have set the record straight, allow me to tell you about "A Very Nutty Christmas" and why I would recommend it for your holiday viewing.


A Very Nutty Christmas Movie Synopsis


 A Very Nutty ChristmasCheck PriceKate is overwhelmed by the work load and orders coming into her bakery during the Christmas season.  She needs the money, but she also requires help to complete her orders in time.  With thousands of cookies to bake in 6 days, Kate and her friends turned co-workers have their work cut out for them.

When Kate's boyfriend breaks up with her, her stress level intensifies.  Even though she truly needs a reprieve, cookies must be baked and delivered.  When Kate drops off multiple shipments of cookies at the post office, she accepts an invitation to walk home with her neighbor. Along the way, they chat, share Christmas woes, and stop off at several outdoor vendor tables set up in town. 

It is in one of those temporary Christmas booths that Kate meets Randolf Drosselmeyer who gifts Kate with a special Nutcracker.  The following morning Kate wakes to find a live Nutcracker laying on her living room floor.  She mistakenly believes he is a holiday "houseshare" guest who is renting her spare room for a few days and is in town for the "Nutcracker" ballet presentation.  Then the fun begins!

When he visits her bakery, she discovers his unusual talent for cracking walnuts.  An ability she can definitely use since her nut cracking machine chose this season to break.  She immediately puts him to work.  Over the next few days, they have a variety of activities they share that include caroling, ice skating, a Christmas ball, and the ballet.  Without realizing it, Kate is rediscovering the joy of Christmas while in the company of the real Nutcracker.  


Conclusion


This is truly an enchanting story, perhaps we would liken it to a fairy tale, that is a sheer delight to watch.  I wasn't quite sure what to make of the ending, but otherwise I found this to be a pretty good movie.
I recommend the movie for a reprieve from your own holiday workload and a reminder to stop and have fun this Christmas season.






If you are seeking a sweet, enjoyable movie this year for Christmas, be sure to watch A Very Nutty Christmas.


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8 comments:

  1. Ah, a holiday movie to remind us all to take the time to enjoy the Christmas season. Thanks, Sylvestermouse.

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  2. I've read so many posts and comments lately from people who have lost their holiday spirit because of the stress of decorating, gift ordering/wrapping/shipping, baking, etc. There have even been extra-stressful years when I've succumbed to Grinch-like feelings myself. This movie sounds like the perfect antidote to the "holiday blues"!

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  3. Thanks for the reminder! (to rewatch!) I saw this movie and it was very enjoyable :)

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  4. I do enjoy a Christmas movie as a break from all the work that must be done at this time of year! A Very Nutty Christmas sounds like a good choice.

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  5. Cynthia, I love your review of Hallmark movies. Every time I scroll by them, and watch them too, I think of you and your interesting reviews. I've watched a few this year, but haven't seen this one yet. My fave Christmas movies are the ones where people get to see what their life would have been like if they chose a different path. Similar to the Family Man concept. I think of that myself - what would have happened if I went to University in another place I had the choice to go - I need an angel to let me see that!!! bugs me lol

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  6. Thank you for this review. I'm in a funk tonight. It's pouring rain outside. I think I'm going to turn the channel to Sling or Amazon and watch holiday hallmark movies. Not usually my cup of tea, but probably will help with this mood - if I turn the tv away from the negative news.

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  7. Thank you for this review, I will look for this movie and I'm sure I will enjoy it as well. Nutcracker Christmases are always fun. Christmas movies are a must for this girl. There is nothing that makes me happier than a good Christmas story.

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  8. You find the most interesting movies. Anything that helps us rediscover, or retain, Christmas joy is exactly what is needed right now.

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