Counting Down to Christmas Love.


DIRECTED BY: Bradley Walsh
WRITTEN BY: Amyn Kaderali
STARRING: Kat Graham, Quincy Brown and Ethan Peck

SYNOPSIS: A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season? (IMDB)


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VERDICT

The Holiday Calendar is a predictable and plain family film that lacks anything Holiday-centric beyond its premise. While the concept has some unique ideas, the cheesy story is flat and derivative, the acting is sub-par and the film lacks the emotional, feel-good moment that a Christmas movie needs to be re-watchable let alone memorable. This film may not have a great execution, but it gives you everything you expect from a Hallmark holiday story making for a passable snowy day distraction.

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 5/10 – Consider

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