It’s that time of year again.
When my mom loves to watch her Hallmark and the occasional Lifetime Christmas Movies.
But this movie, I was kinda into too. I’ve always been a sucker for prince charming stories.
It stars former James Bond Roger Moore as a curmudgeony Duke/grandfather whose grinch-like heart is melted by his granddaughter, who lost her parents last Christmas.
Because the Duke and his son had a huge falling out when he married an American commoner, the Duke’s grandchildren are being raised by the commoner’s sister, Jules, played by the luminously fetching and endearingly engaging Katie McGrath. (Who I fell in love with on Merlin where she plays Morgana.)
Sam Heughan plays the Duke’s second son, Ashton, and the love interest for Jules. He did an excellent job as the overlooked second son who is torn between duty to title and his growing feelings for Jules.
Charlotte Salt excels at the snooty wannabe fiancee of Ashton and does her absolute best to put Jules in her place.
The children were adorable and relatable.
The servants were delightful to watch and rounded out an excellent cast of characters.
The story itself plays out well and leaves you with a warm feeling in your heart. Trademark Hallmark movie. 🙂