Monday, December 11, 2023

Hallmark Haul Out The Holly: Lit Up Review

Hallmark Christmas movie Haul Out The Holly: Lit Up has premiered with Hallmark A team stars Lacey Chabert and Wes Brown. This movie is a sequel to the 2022 movie Haul Out The Holly wth the same cast and location. As in the original movie, the chemistry between the stars and cast remains strong as this Hallmark movie changes up the traditional Hallmark movie formula.

Review of Haul Out The Holly: Lit Up a Hallmark Christmas movie.

The holiday competition in the Home Owners Assocation (HOA) remain the storyline which is shaken up by new homeowners with a passion for winning holiday contests. Game on.

What Is Missing From Haul Out The Holly: Lit Up?

The Hallmark romance recipe... which may or may not be necessarily a welcome change of pace. In the first movie, Haul Out The Holly, the couple met and fell in the love the Hallmark way. In this movie the couple has already been established and spend much of the movie apart so while the chemistry exists it is long distance.

Positive, negative or neutral the long distance between the main characters/couple allows many more characters as an ensemble into the movie. The supporting characters are entertaining and I had memories of Clark Griswold movies in a small screen arena.


If mindless, silly, slapstick comedy with a holiday theme is the goal then Haul Up The Holly: Lit Up will be amusing. Madcap, fun, enteraining, Hallmark but not Hallmark is the holiday feeling for this movie. Reminiscent of physical slapstick comedy between neighbors, families, the main characters with a holiday theme.

While I actually found Hallmark changing it up a little during the holiday season a nice change of pace (carried off by a strong cast with chemistry); however, Hallmark traditionalists will most likely prefer the original Haul Up The Holly movie.

More Hallmark Christmas Movies Reviewed

Hallmark Christmas Movies 2023 Reviewed by The Savvy Age

Hallmark Christmas Movies 2022 Reviewed by The Savvy Age

Hallmark Christmas Movies 2021 Reviewed by The Savvy Age

You, Me & The Christmas Trees by The Savvy Age

Christmas Tree Lane by The Savvy Age

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  1. I admit, I am not crazy about change. I watch Hallmark movies for a reason. If they start messing around with their success "recipe" too much they just might make me swear off of what they are serving. That said, I do like to laugh so I will be sure to check out this movie soon (before Christmas). Thank you for the review and recommendation

  2. Thanks, Tracey, for reviewing and recommending this latest entry into the Hallmark Christmas movie list. I will check it out.

  3. Hallmark’s signature formula is a big reason fans watch, but I rather like the idea of an old-fashioned screwball comedy for the holidays. Thanks for your review and recommendation, Tracey!

  4. I am usually not a fan of the traditional Hallmark formula. I do love the Hallmark mysteries because they are different so perhaps I'll like this one too. Thanks for the recommend.

  5. I haven't seen this one yet, and with this review I just might skip it. Hallmark movies work for a reason and when you change that up, the results might not be quite the same. Thanks for your Review Tracey!

  6. Sounds like another nice relaxing movie for the holiday season

  7. Sounds like a fun, relaxing movie to watch over the festive season, thankyou for your review.


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