A Heavenly Christmas – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Eve is a hard working woman who puts her career ahead of everyone and everything, so she can become partner. Max is a hard working man who puts the love of his niece, Lauren, above everything and everyone, so he can provide for her after his sisters and brother-in-law’s death. Lauren wants her uncle to be happy by finding love and his passion for music; but believes she is holding him back. Their lives combine when Eve slips, falls, hits her head, and dies. In heaven, Eve meets a guardian angel named Pearl. Pearl tells Eve that she is now a Christmas angel and must help to fulfill Lauren’s wish before Christmas. Lauren only wished for one thing … her uncle to be happy again. Eve can help Lauren but only if she follows the rules:
- You must not attract attention to yourself
- You can inspire but not lead
- You must do it alone
- You must not develop an attachment or a relationship
- You can’t contact anyone you knew
But can Eve follow the rules and help Lauren? It will take a 3 angels, 2 Christmas miracles, and a partridge in a pear tree to find out.
Shirley MacLaine adds grace and wisdom to this movie that most are missing this holiday season. Seeing her act is a delight. The story, however, is reminiscent of How Sarah Got Her Wings. Even down to the twist ending. The performances are great but the story has been done. This movie is a good time killer, but don’t cancel plans to watch it. With some many movies on Hallmark this year, this was not the best performance, especially for the 65th anniversary.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
Text me if you need me – Eve
You are good – Lauren
Credit cards aren’t necessary here – Pearl
I don’t need that to flip burgers – Max