I love a Hallmark movie that I can relate to. And one that has someone working all the time, but trying to make everyone happy is something that I relate to. Feeling like I always need to do more, I feel it.
And then trying to balance life and everything else around – it’s something that I get.
That is partially why I loved the Hallmark movie, Jingle Around the Clock.
Elle is an ambitious executive looking forward to her annual Christmas party with friends. However, difficulties at work threaten her plans when executive, Max, who she’s also attracted to, decides to apply for the same promotion. They decide to let the better person win, leaving Elle heartbroken, but ultimately making the best Christmas ever.
Ugh, going up against the one that you love/like/have feelings for is never easy.
But this movie and all its cuteness is something that you can’t miss.
LEARNING TO BALANCE IT ALL
Are you an over achiever? I try to be. I feel like balancing work, friends, life, and hell even doing chores is too much. Elle is always trying to be there for everyone and she needs to learn that she can’t do everything for everyone.
She wants to succeed in her job. She wants to plan her friends Christmas party. She wants to get a promotion, all while putting everyone else before her.
She doesn’t know how to ask for help, even though she needs it. And that is why I feel bad for her. Because no one can do everything alone. Sometimes it takes failing at things and not being able to be the best is something good. Sometimes I think it is a hinderance.
But Elle – it’s a growing moment for her when she realizes that others want to be there for her. She has friends, acquaintances, co-worker, etc – they all want her to succeed and be happy. And it’s beautiful.
LEARNING NOT TO OVER REACT
I know that we have all done this – we hear part of a story and we think we know everything. It’s not abnormal.
Elle and Max are both up for the same promotion and she’s let down her guard down and found that he’s crept his way into her heart. She’s telling him things that she didn’t know that she would tell. She’s saying things that she is surprised that she’s saying.
But in that she finds Max repeating the things during an interview and automatically what she does is jump to the worst conclusion. She thinks he’s passing her ideas off as his.
And she’s not afraid to push him away over it.
But she finds out that he was trying to say why she’s the best person for the job. She rightfully over reacted, but she should have given him the benefit of the doubt.
BEING THERE FOR OTHERS
It’s hard to always be there for others, but it’s part of the best things about life. Getting to give to others is one of the best things that you can do. Elle is always there for everyone else and doesn’t see that she doesn’t have to be there by doing things.
She can be there by being a friend. She can be there by spending time with them. She can be there by letting them be there for her.
Friendship or any relationship isn’t always about what you do, it’s about being there.
LETTING OTHERS BE THERE FOR YOU
And speaking of being there – Elle and Max both learn about being there for others. They learn that even though they are both very strong and determined, there is no shame in letting others be there for you.
It’s a sign of strength.
It’s a sign of growth.
Jingle Around The Clock is a story of growth, love, work, and finding the holiday spirit. It’s definitely a show that will make you stop and see the beauty in balancing time and relationships.