Things I Like Thursday – Write Before Christmas

I wanted to see this movie on the recommendation of Racquel Henry, the owner of Writer’s Atelier, a group I belong to.  But I couldn’t find it streaming anywhere, so I ended up buying it.  Good decision!

As you’d expect of a Hallmark Christmas romance, it’s light and fun and full of romantic miscues but also has its share of orphans, loneliness and an adorable dog looking for his furrever home.  Here’s the story-Jessica, newly single again, takes Christmas cards intended for the guy who just broke up with her and sends them to five people with notes telling them how they have influenced her life for the better:

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Things I Like Thursday – Christmas Movies

Last week was a Hanukkah recommendation, this week it’s Christmas!

2 reasons:

  1. I’ve just needed some Feel Good/Happy Endings stories
  2. I’m writing a Christmas romance and I guess the holidays are on my mind.

First up, Single All the Way, the first gay Christmas movie produced by Netflix, starring Michael Urie and Philemon Chambers.  It’s a friends to lovers trope with a bit of love triangle thrown in as tension. 

Peter loves his family in New Hampshire but the thought of going home single again drives him to extremes—he talks his BFF and roommate, Nick, into posing as his lover.  When that ruse quickly falls apart, mom fixes him up with her hunky trainer, James.  In typical romance fashion, wires get crossed, feelings get hurt and they all live happily ever after.

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