#12DaysOfChristmasMovies - The Holiday Calendar on Netflix does deliver Christmas ever so slightly

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The Holiday Calendar


For the 'I love everything Christmas' peeps, The Holiday Calendar is a mildly sweet movie that will leave you feeling a little fuzzy.

For a lot of us, Christmas movies are a medium of hope that maybe eventually it does all fall into place. Maybe that's why this genre is one we never get tired of! We're so desperately hoping for a happily ever after every single day that watching people getting that onscreen feels good, no matter how fleeting that feeling may be. And The Holiday Calendar is exactly that, a movie about everything falling into place right around Christmas.

A Christmas rom-com directed by Bradley Walsh, this movie stars Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, and Ethan Peck with a plot that revolves around Abby Sutton (Kat Graham), an overworked photographer who works at a portrait studio to pay the bills instead of following her passion and opening a studio of her own! While being constantly questioned by her family for her career choices, Abby slowly figures her life out with the help of a magical advent calendar passed down to her by her late grandmother that seems to predict the future. As this film progresses, we see Abby simply going along with where things take her without pausing to wonder what she really wants. It's almost as if she needs constant guidance along with having things spelled out for her. Can't say we can't relate though!

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This movie is comforting and one you can rewatch over and over even though it brings absolutely nothing noteworthy to the table. The characters in this movie seem extremely one-dimensional with no backstory on any of them. Quincy Brown and Ethan Peck are terribly underutilized since they're left playing supporting characters. You'd expect a reasonable amount from a movie that also captures diversity but The Holiday Calendar will let you down in that department. The magical advent calendar also feels like nothing more than a self-fulfilling prophecy because of a poorly written script that doesn't do justice to it.

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