THE PLOT THUS FAR
This delightful Christmas package of Lifetime Original Movies has everything you could ever wish for. In A Country Christmas Story, the film follows a young Appalachian mountain girl (Ross) who defies her mother to pursue her dream of becoming a country star; while in Twelve Trees of Christmas a local librarian (Booth) rallies her neighbors with a tree-decorating contest in order to save her library from a real estate developer’s plans of demolition. Finally, in Kristin’s Christmas Past, a smart, sassy, 34-year-old woman (Appleby) who is estranged from her family, goes to sleep alone on Christmas Eve, and wakes up Christmas morning 1996 only to relive the worst Christmas of her life. Luckily, this time she’s able to change not only her imperfect past, but also her less-than-perfect future.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Holiday Triple Feature” is a three film compilation of movies that aired on Lifetime. Basically, they’re three movies starring a ton of Canadians having family friendly adventures. The chick from “Roswell” acts about as slutty as a 13 year old, so there’s that. The content ranges from a redneck becoming a country music star to a tree-decorating contest to a young lady realizing that she doesn’t need to be a whore. Tone deaf Lifetime produces some amazing content at times.
Holiday movies have started attracting hipsters to the whole so bad it’s good front. Unfortunately, hipsters are dumb and so are most of these movies. They’re great background noise while you wrap presents and cook, as there are no plots in these films that require your direct attention. If you’re in a pinch, I’d recommend picking it up for the older people in your life this Christmas.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for TV movies. The transfer is sharp enough. The same goes for the Dolby track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 11/04/2014