If you like your Christmas movies romantic, mysterious, and intense, my selection for Day 20 of my Christmas Movie Review is The Spirit of Christmas aka Hollygrove – 2015, Lifetime.
Kate, a woman who initially scoffs at the possibility of ghosts, finds herself helping Daniel (a ghost) discover the reason he becomes a real person for twelve days before Christmas every year since he died 95 years earlier at the Hollygrove Inn.
His past is revealed through a series of flashbacks and present day discoveries. Little by little Daniel’s story of love, betrayal, and pain is uncovered as Kate and Daniel find themselves falling for each other. If they do break the spell, will Daniel and Kate lose what they both cherish most? Even as time runs out with Christmas approaching, the characters’ banter engages and endears them to us.
If you can keep your eyes off Thomas Beaudoin playing Daniel, I would have to ask why? He’s probably the sexiest lead in a Christmas movie that I’ve seen. Unless Clark Gable was in one that I missed. (He wasn’t. I checked.)
This movie puts some steam into the Christmas genre, while still maintaining a family rating.
I give this movie 5 of 5 smoldering Christmas distractions. That is all. ♥♥♥♥♥