Christmas with You (2022), Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr, Netflix

CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022): The Things I Liked…

’Tis the season for Christmas movies, isn’t it? Even though I’ve been known to watch a Christmas film in March, July, or August, there is just something extra special about seeing one at this time of year, when the Christmas lights are up.

Christmas With You is the first Christmas film I’ve seen of the 2022 season, and I’m not mad at it. Today the mood was right. Plus, I hadn’t seen Freddie Prinze Jr. in a movie for quite some time. I reasoned that if the star of She’s All That (1999) – a fun film I enjoyed as a teenager is involved, there has to be something a little extra special about this story. Not always a fail-safe plan, of course. But luckily for me, I was right about director Gabriela Tagliavini’s story about a pop star who escapes to a small town to find inspiration after experiencing burnout in the city.

Christmas With You may not be my favourite seasonal movie of the year once the season ends. However, the acting is decent, the Christmasy atmosphere is ever-present, and, perhaps equally importantly, I enjoyed the Christmas song composed and performed towards the end of the story. 

Give Christmas With You a chance if you’re curious. That mood for an easy-viewing Christmas film may hit you in the coming days and weeks. That’s if it hasn’t already.

Happy Film Loving

G

8 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022): The Things I Liked…”

  1. Happy to see Freddie doing his thing again. I know he had some health issues. 🤩 I saw this come up on Netflix last month but I wasn’t ready but I am now! 😀

  2. Saw this advertised, and with your review here, I think we’ll give this one a go. We have Hallmark Channel on this time of year as “background music,” but no reason we can’t jump over to Netflix. Thanks for sharing, G.

    1. Interesting is right. However, I’d also add that you shouldn’t get your hopes up too much. Only because most, if not all Christmas films of this type are for those times when you don’t have to focus too hard to keep up. I’m not saying that this is quite as ‘expected’ as the Hallmark Christmas films, but it’s not too far off. 😁 As per one or two other comments here, ‘background music’ is quite a fitting phrase.

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