The Mistletoe Promise – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Nick, a self described Christmas-phobe and divorce lawyer, is up for partner; but usually the job is given to people with a family. Elise, co-owes a travel company with her ex-husband, has had the hardest moments of her life wrapped around the Christmas holiday. And she will soon be reminded of this with all the office celebrations. In a rescue mission at the food court, Nick and Elise meet and decide to become “allies in the Christmas madness”. Elise will pretend to be the girlfriend he has been lying to the office about, so he could become partner. And Nick will help her through all the Christmas activities around the office, so she won’t look pathetic to her ex-husband, Dan and his new wife (that Dan left her for), Drew. And just to make sure everything goes as plan, Nick creates a Mistletoe Contract, which states rules of the “relationship”. After a few of Elise amendments, the two have a “gentlemen’s handshake” by taking a picture with Santa. The contract will assure they know each other, attend all necessary events, and PDA. With the contract over by Christmas Eve, can the two keep their “relationship” business and a secret from co-workers?
Based on the book, The Mistletoe Promise, this movie is a mix of The Proposal and 50 Shades of Grey (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). Seeing the relationship develop between the two main characters is sweet and fun. But hearing their past will pull at your heart strings. Especially hearing about Nick’s three Christmas ghost. His painful stories will make you say “awwwww” and get a little misty eyed. Deep down, you know how the movie will end but watching the character development is nice. Not a cocoa moment but a cute movie to kill 2 hours.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars
Ear buds. Don’t leave home without them – Nick
Elise, how was your extra long lunch – Dan
Well, I wish I could move to the South Pole for Christmas – Elise
Maybe this will be your last low point of the year – Zoe
Yea, because that’s how girls work – Ashley
Elise. No, we don’t date retail after 30 – Holly