The first new Hallmark Christmas movie of the season premiered this weekend on Saturday, November 3, 2012 starring Natasha Henstridge and Gabriel Hogan.
It is about two single and attractive high school music teachers whose respective all-girls and all-boys schools have merged, leaving them to wonder who would get to keep their job as music director and which music program would be cut.
In hopes of proving themselves to be the music teacher and music program worth keeping, both music programs enter into a televised Christmas Carol competition with two talented but opposite kids to sing a duet.
Somehow fate keeps bringing these music teachers together and with every new meeting and disagreement in musical perspectives they come to realize they have more in common than they thought.
As the students accidentally finds out that whichever team loses the competition their music coach may lose their job, they compete against each other offstage to garner votes for their respective teams. In doing so, one of the students goes too far and causes the other team to be disqualified. This drives a wedge between the two music teachers who are starting to fall for each other.
Nevertheless, the students decides to bring these teachers back together by combining forces.
I very much enjoyed watching this Christmas movie. As you know, Hallmark movies are no big-screen movie blockbusters. The characters are often one-dimensional or two-dimensional at best. The characters are pretty basic as well as the story line. Most of the time you know what to expect, a happy ending. Personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So like most Hallmark movies, this movie also had a very touching ending and a positive message about people who have the same interest and goals coming together as a team and achieving something far greater they would have divided.
So if you are a Christmas movie lover like me, and you like the mushy stuff, the romantic stuff, and a happy ending with a positive message, then you will enjoy this simply feel-good movie. Enjoy and be sure to tell me what you think.