HCM Review: A Song for Christmas

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A Song for ChristmasSinging by a fire! Sleigh rides! Snow in a small town! Saving the family farm! All riveting moments in the latest trite holiday movie by Hallmark Channel. When we first meet Adelaide Key, up and coming country music star, she is doing an interview on TV, being overseen by her pushy manager. Her manager is trying to convince her to lie about a fake relationship with another country star in the hopes of helping both of their careers. Adelaide doesn’t feel comfortable about this lie or singing songs she hasn’t written, but she is reminded about how much success she has seen because of these very things. Continue reading

HCM Review: Miss Christmas

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Miss ChristmasHolly has the unique and obscure job of selecting the enormous Christmas tree that is displayed at the world-famous Radcliffe in Chicago (think NYC’s Rockefeller Center). Finding the perfect tree year after year is stressful, as evident by her busy, frenzied state when we first meet her in her office. Today is the day that the tree is getting cut down and begin its journey to Chicago, but things go array and suddenly a big portion of the tree is accidentally butchered rendering it unusable. Continue reading