James Denton plays Ethan, a middle-class man who works for a real estate company. His career may have stalled, but he has a wife (Terry Hatcher) and two kids. But Joyce wants to go back to law school, and the kids are going to some fancy college. Where does all that money have to come from? Not from Ethan, because he can’t be promoted! If only he made a different choice 20 years ago and took a different elevator. Then he wouldn’t miss a career opportunity – uh, and he wouldn’t know his wife either!
Unfortunately for Ethan, he made the grave mistake of expressing existential desires:
During the holiday season. Of course, a man dressed in Santa Claus will make that wish come true and give Ethan the life. He would have had if he hadn’t missed this elevator for a chance!
When handsome Ethan casually wishes his life was different, he wakes up the next day to find nothing is the same – he is not married to his wife Joyce, has no two teenage children, and is his company’s CEO. If he wants to get his real life and family back. He has to convince Joyce that he’s telling the truth and he’ll win only with time until Christmas.
Eaton is now the CEO of his company. He has no family, but he has a Ferrari. And Joyce? He’s a powerful lawyer representing the land this new Ethan wants to destroy! This scenario also has a mission: If Ethan wants to return to his old life. He must make Joyce fall in love with him before Christmas. Otherwise, he will be stuck in this CEO reality without remembering what he lost.
Because Denton and Hatcher are the ones who:
It would be best to get in touch to find someone who can seem intimidating to our prospects. That’s where Marilu Henner comes from. Taxi, one of the most outstanding ensembles in media history, is a television legend and a mainstay of Hallmark holiday films. Every time he appears on the screen, you will be reminded of all that.
Let me repeat and explain: you don’t do it anymore – unless you consider Hallmark holiday movies. While watching “Kiss Before Christmas”, I felt the TCM atmosphere permeating the station’s best seasonal offerings. If you look at films from the 30s to 50s, you can see that the premise is quite simple. It’s the beautiful life, or Christmas in Connecticut, or the bishop’s wife, or the corner store – these are all great movies, and these are the films that inspired Hallmark Christmas films like Kiss Before Christmas. Or, I mean, maybe they inspired the films that inspired the films that inspired Kiss Before Christmas. Whatever it is, the DNA is still there.
This becomes clear when you throw in excellent moderators who have excellent and experienced chemistry (like Hatcher and Denton) and combine it. With solid material only (if you’re not a fan of “I would have done my life differently” if my “Story” could, then I don’t know what to say). Seriously – replace Hallmark’s patented bright holiday palette of cherry red with rugged black and white, give everyone a Mid-Atlantic accent, and dress all men in well-designed tweed suits and all women in beautiful pre-Christmas dresses and kisses ( 1948).
All this means that everything in this film works for me and me.
Did I get emotional when Ethan found out were his adopted children were in this new timeline? Maybe I did! And it’s a sign that Hallmark holiday movies are working their timeless magic.
And now we’re desperately looking for more holiday movies with Terry Hatcher and James Denton.