With Christmas approaching, life appears to be good for Tom, an ex-Olympic hockey star, and his girlfriend, Jenny, a firefighter -- at least until Mary, a former Olympic figure skater, Tom's soon-to-be ex-wife and the author of a book of tips on relationships, is convinced that appearing to be still happy with Tom will help sell her book. Tom's strong desire to spend the holidays with his and Mary's daughter provides a test of true love and, ultimately, reveals who the true heroes are.
|Release Date||:||December 3, 2016|
|Genres||:||TV Movie, Romance, Comedy, Drama|
|Production Company||:||Reel One Entertainment, ION Television|
|Casts||:||Anna Hutchison, Marcus Rosner, Anita Brown, Bruce Dawson, Jaeda Lily Miller, Benjamin Charles Watson, Daniel Bacon, Rachel Hayward, Jerry Trimble, Nelson Wong|
|Plot Keywords||:||christmas, firefighter|
This new Christmas holiday family movie presents a nice breakthrough in family themed movies while presenting it in less than stellar manner. A chimney rescue doesn't have nearly the same credibility as perhaps Backdraft (1991). A helpful movie point is that the fire crew seen in the movie is a rescue crew similar to a paramedic team rather than a crew to actually fight fires. They actually get to have a large fire truck so some reason. I guess the producer couldn't get an Emergency television series EMT truck. The movie sort of starts by dropping the audience into of the movie at a third of the way through the movie script which leaves the audience a bit lacking in being able to identify with the characters immediately. While most the movie is pretty much standard fare, how the movie transitions after the two-thirds of the way through presents a rather novel and enlightening change in how all the characters eventually relate to each other. This enjoyable and satisfying, fun movie has the sort of idealistic snobbery of The Cutting Edge (1992) along with developing the relational themes that were begun in 3 Holiday Tails (A Golden Christmas 2)(2011).