A Boyfriend For Christmas Holly is not looking forward to Christmas. Her brother has a wife and kids to bring to their parents’ house. She hasn’t had a boyfriend since Ted. Holly loved Ted but he broke her heart when he chose to break up with her when he was transferred to an out of town newspaper owned by his family’s publishing empire. Oh, and work is unrewarding–today the woman Holly was helping failed to regain custody of her kids when pro bono lawyer Ryan Hughes never showed up at the hearing. Knowing she will never meet Hughes, Holly has to settle for dictating a nasty letter to him. Holly’s friend Diane tries to perk her up by promising to send her a great Xmas present. So when a handsome man with a Xmas tree knocks at her door, she realizes Douglas Firwood is her present and she can take him home to her parents for the day as a boyfriend she is serious about. Holly thinks the day is going perfectly–she and Doug are hitting it off, her family likes Doug, and her family believes every fact about Doug that …
A Boyfriend for Christmas rates a 10 in my book.
This movie possessed many intriguing smaller conflicts that were eventually resolved in a happy manner. The whole thematic idea of bringing back Christmas into Holly’s life was a direct message to the viewing audience that we should never ” give up hope ” and to those friends out there that need just that little nudge to step into someone else’s life can make one’s life turn-a-round.
The plot was superb, casting couldn’t have been better. Production was excellent. I could go on for hours but trust that I will urge all of my friends to watch for it next year. This film speaks to the masses in so many ways, values, and how we all should act everyday. I believe I watched the majority of the December offerings. This movie was the chestnut of them all.