We're taking a break from our 25 Days of Christmas to bring you a special Star Wars episode in advance of The Last Jedi premiere. Mike sits down with frequent WJSAM guest comedian Pete Bladel to talk about Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and make some predictions on what they think will happen in The Last Jedi. A must-listen for Star Wars nerds!
We've had yet to review a pun-based Christmas movie title in our 25 Days of Christmas thus far (at least I think? Who knows at this point), so today's our first. Fir Crazy is a movie about a woman who hates Christmas because her family sold trees every Christmas when she was a kid. Now she has to work there as an adult. It also has Colin Mochrie, star of Whose Line Is It Anyway? It was weird that he was the villain seeing as he's so funny in real life.
In today's episode we take a break from reviewing Hallmark Channel fare to review one that may as well have been a Hallmark: Netflix's A Christmas Prince. It's our second "marry a royal guy at Christmas" film of the season. Here's the description: "When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?"
As our 25 Days of Christmas rolls on, we're back with another Hallmark movie that combines two of the Hallmark Channel's favorite things: Christmas and weddings. Here's the IMDB description of today's movie, December Bride: "A holiday wedding brings no joy to the bride's cousin, who was literally left by the groom right at the altar. But she might find her true love there when she gains a fake fiancé in the process." We contend this one should have been called "Fake Christmas Fiance."
It's a real CCB weekend here at We Just Saw A Movie, because today we're reviewing our second Candace Cameron Bure Hallmark movie in as many days. And it's quite fitting, as this one features double the usual amount of CCB. It's called Switched at Christmas. Here's the IMDB description, which seems hilariously defensive of the film's premise: "Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother died. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. Though not close, each is envious of the other's life. What's a twin to do but take advantage of this? And who would be the wiser? They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do - they swap lives until Christmas Day. And by doing so, each woman discovers the true meaning of her life and gains a deeper perspective and appreciation for what she already had."
You may have thought the We Just Saw A Movie 25 Days of Christmas was going to stop. You would have assumed wrong. We. Don't. Stop. We're back with another Hallmark Channel movie starring another Hallmark MVP, CCB herself, Candace Cameron Bure. Here's the IMDB description of today's title, Christmas Under Wraps: "When a doctor doesn't get the position she wanted, she ends up moving to a remote Alaskan town. She unexpectedly ends up finding love, happiness and discovers that the small town is hiding a big holiday secret."
We're back with another Hallmark Channel movie from Hallmark MVP Lacey Chabert called A Wish For Christmas. The description from IMDB: "Sara Thomas is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she'll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. Santa grants her wish, but only gives her 48 hours. As the clock ticks, Sara will discover how to channel the Christmas magic and speak her mind all on her own."
In today's episode we review The Mistletoe Promise, which combines the similar worlds of Christmas lore and legal proceedings. Here's the description from IMDB: "Two strangers who don't enjoy Christmas meet at work and to avoid being lonely during the holidays make a pact to deal with holiday events together. But as they get to know each other they are able to begin enjoying Christmas. They soon realize that their contract may lead them down a road that neither expected resulting in questionable feelings."
In the latest installment of our 25 Days of Christmas, we review our first "American woman falls for royalty" movie of the season. That's right, there are more than one. Here's the IMDB description: "After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temp gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in an actual castle."
Lucky day today, because we got to witness THE BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY EVER (or so the movie claimed). Our 25 Days of Christmas rolls on with The Best Christmas Party ever, starring a guy who's quickly becoming one of our go-to Hallmark movie actors, the great Steve Lund. Here's the description from IMDB: "Jennie Stanton (Torrey DeVitto) throws the best Christmas parties every year for her company, Petra's Parties. Things are a little different this year, as Petra is retiring and looks to the next generation to take over. Jennie thinks she has her new job in the bag, until Petra's charismatic nephew, Nick (Steve Lund), shows up as "seasonal help" and his natural talent and confidence clashes with Jennie's stern work ethic and traditional values. The pair battle it out for the top job with unmistakable chemistry and symmetry, but when the new owners of the legendary Tyrell's Toys put the bottom line before Christmas spirit, threatening to pull the plug on Tyrell's Toys' annual Christmas party for the community, Jennie and Nick are forced to work together to throw the greatest Christmas party ever."