When I think of Matt Davis, sure – I think of Legacies, The Vampire Diaries… all that. And I am good with that. I watch those shows. and I have always thought of him as hot and aging like fine wine. I even love the grey that he’s been sporting on Legacies lately.
Bluntly put Matt Davis is the epitome of a DILF (and if you don’t know what that is – then you need to google).
And then this movie came along and for a second – I stopped crushing on Matt Davis. Yup, thanks for fucking that up, Hallmark.
Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses is probably one of the worst names that I have ever seen on a Christmas movie, but it’s on Hallmark, so you know that my anti-social ass was placed perfectly comfortable in bed and regretting the sugar that I had eaten, ready to watch. Also regretting the fact that I had an extra shot of espresso in my morning coffee.
But fuck it – it was all worth it – because it’s Christmas movie time. For me – it’s the only thing that I love about this time of year. I’m Scrooge – I hate the holidays.
So what is the movie about? Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses fits the mold of the typical Christmas movie.
Weeks before Christmas, Abbey is hired to decorate the estate of businessman Nick. She must break down the wall between her and Nick, all while keeping the holiday spirit alive. Starring Jill Wagner, Matthew Davis, and Donna Mills.
So – I am gonna be a bitch right now – because I know that everyone has a job and we shouldn’t put others down. BUT – this wasn’t Jill Wagner’s best Christmas movie. She’s like in every Christmas movie on the channel (well a lot of them), and there have been some where her voice isn’t whiny AF and making you want to put in earplugs, hoping that she stops with whatever is making her so damn nasal.
But she’s still talented and honestly, who knows, my television could have been moody and me too.
Nick, who is played by Matt Davis, is an uptight business man weighed down by his family name. He wants to honor all of the things that his family has built, and so of course – you know, he doesn’t do anything but work all of the time. Of course it’s his Mama that realizes that he needs to have a relationship. She’s worried about her son, but personally, I think any Mama wants happiness for their kids, but at a certain point in their lives they want grand-babies. (And side note before you all come at me – I am not against people not having kids, I didn’t – so don’t come at me for it. I’m talking about this movie).
So of course there is a Christmas ball, because when is there not? I will tell you when there is not: ALL THE FUCKING TIME. But you know, rather than hire a party planner or have it at a hotel, of course it’s at an estate – the family estate – and it needs decorated. I am not against decorating, but what person gets rid of all of their furniture and replaces it for the holidays? I guess that’s rich people shit that I don’t understand.
Nick is immediately taken with Abbey and starts making exceptions to his lifestyle cause he’s bewitched by Abbey. He likes her, she likes him – of course something is going to go wrong. What is that? Well he misses a meeting, and has his second in command take the meeting. The client gets pissed and feels like they were pushed off. This puts the whole thing in jeopardy.
So Nick comes running back – he had left to go with Abbey to take her son to go and see Santa – and decides that relationships are not for him.
But as much as I yelled at the television at that moment – I also LOVED it. I mean sure, we all know what is going to come. We all know the dude is going to have a change of heart about romance – based solely off the fact of allegiance to his family, he’s going to see her with someone else and become jealous, some catalyst is going to drive him to reconsider, and some grand gesture is going to bring them back together.
And that is what I live for.
Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kissesis completely predictable and fits all the Christmas movie tropes. BUT THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT SOOOO GOOD.
The only downside was that for a second I forgot that Matt Davis was a DILF and wasn’t fantasizing about inappropriate things that I could do to him for a second. Up the romance Hallmark, WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE KISS!
It’s completely predictable, but it definitely sets the tone for all the bad Christmas movies that we’ll be falling in love with for the next two months.
OUR ‘SO BAD IT’S GOOD’ RATING 7/10
REALISM FACTOR: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
DOESN’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT REALISM FACTOR: 🎄🎄
CHEESE FACTOR: 🎄🎄🎄
ROMANCE FACTOR: 🎄🎄and 1/2
TROPEY-NESS FACTOR: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄