I didn’t realize this was my third time doing this type of post, but we thought it would be a fun way to wrap up this year’s Blogmas posts! So I’m back again with some more holiday movie reviews!! I didn’t watch nearly as many as I did last year, but I tried my best!
Check out my previous year’s posts here: 2020 & 2018
Day One: End of Year TBRs
Day Two: End of the Year Book Tag
Day Three: 2022 Releases are Hyped For
Day Four: Books We Read in 2021 With Purple Covers
Day Five: Our Favorite New Characters
Day Six: A-Z Challenge
Day Seven: Our Favorite Covers of 2021
Day Eight: The Superlative Book Tag
The Princess Switch – 2.5/5 stars
I actually reviewed this one all the way back in my 2018 post, but since I finally watch the TWO SEQUELS this year, I thought I would include it here as well:
Ugh. The premise of this movie has been done a thousand and 5 times (there’s even two Barbie movies based on the same plot). That alone was not reassuring to me going in. The only difference was this film had Vanessa Hudgens as the main role instead of Barbie. Overall, it was bearable and kind of cute, but ultimately unrealistic, especially the ending.
The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again – 3.5/5 stars
This was honestly not much better than the first one, but I feel like the upped ridiculous-ness helped the story be more palatable. Also, enter the most Dramatic Vanessa yet!! I will say this squeal had more Christmas vibes than the first one, and also no Barbie movies of the same plot! Another plus!
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star – 3.5/5 stars
They upped the ridiculous-ness even more this time?? And it made it even more entertaining?? I really don’t know how they do it. Unfortunately there is no fourth Vanessa this movie, but we can always hope for the next one…??
A California Christmas – 1/5 stars
I thought this was going to be a decent movie to watch since it was on Netflix and everything, but like it was not great. It started off fine even, but then like hopped right off the tracks for greener pastures, I guess. Almost none of the plot, reasoning, or logic behind anything makes sense. Even the “it’s a romance movie” excuse umbrella was not cutting it here. But it gets even better! They just released a sequel, A California Christmas: City Lights. I didn’t have time to watch it before this post, but I will likely be following up with he MCs soon.
Love Hard – 4/5 stars
I fully support this movie!! I watched it while I was wrapping presents and it got me in the holiday spirit perfectly. I would say this was the best of the holiday rom coms that I watched this year! I especially loved the easy chemistry between Nina Dobrev and Jimmy O Yin. Would watch again!! Same vibe as Holidate for sure!
Single All the Way – 4/5 stars
This was the unexpected underdog of the watch list! It’s trailer gave off the same general vibe of A California Christmas, but it ended up being a much better holiday rom com!! It’s longtime friends, to lovers but also LGBTQIA+!! I found it quite a cute & fluffy feel good holiday movie! And the acting and script was decent!!! A win!
The Hating Game – 4/5 stars
Okay, so really not a Christmas movie, but it takes place in December and Christmastime stuff is technically in the background of the whole movie so like. I included it on this list. Anyways this movie is such a solid rom com and an pretty great adaptation from one of my favorite romance novel (The Hating Game review here). You really can’t go wrong by watching this! Also, Lucy Hale is splendid as always.
12 Pups of Christmas – 0/5 stars
I want to say I had low expectations for this movie when I decided to throw it on my to-watch list, but it really went for a spot so much lower than my expectations were aiming. It started off fine, like any B-list Hallmark rom com, but it quickly slid much lower. Mostly because the writing and the acting just couldn’t manage to…be good? Also, everyone around the MC is absolutely bonkers; like has never once made a logical decision in their lives. Anyways, the puppies were cute.
Thanks for reading! Merry Blogmas!!