Christmas movies

Dashing Through the Snow (2015)

When a love-scarred knitter is confused for a foreign spy, all heck breaks loose.

If I Only Had Christmas (2020)

Who thought America needed a Christmas movie based on The Wizard of Oz? No one.

A Glenbrooke Christmas (2020)

Can an orphaned heiress find true love with a bitter firefighter whose disdain for progress is surpassed only by his hatred for rich people?

Jingle Bell Bride (2020)

IMDB rating: 6.2

Jessica is a New York event planner who’s up for a big promotion if she can pull off a Christmas Eve wedding for a demanding pop diva who wants a bridal bouquet made from a flower grown only in a greenhouse in Alaska. Matt is the florist in a remote village in Alaska who can sell her the flowers, but she has to travel all the way from New York so she can then fly on the same plane back as the boxes he puts them in.

Her 20-hour day trip goes haywire when the only plane in and out of the tiny village develops mechanical problems and is grounded for three days while waiting for the part to arrive via dog sled. Fortunately for Jessica, she packed several days’ worth of clothes for her one-day trip and the tiny town of barely more than 100 is in the midst of its annual four-day Christmas festival, so she has plenty to keep her occupied.

It also has a strong WiFi signal so she can continue to work on the wedding despite an office rival scheming behind her back to take over the high-profile client. Of course, she spends all her spare time with Matt, and sparks ignite just as the plane is repaired.

Jessica scoots back to New York in time for the wedding. When the ceremony ends, who is standing outside the church but Matt, who has decided to come back to New York and get his Ph.D. in greenhouse flower growing.

Relationship update: Jessica gets the promotion to London and ditches Matt within a month.

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Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses (2019)

How does a movie have Mistletoe Kisses in the title and then not have any kisses underneath mistletoe in the movie? #WTF