Movie Spotlight: Enchanted Christmas

November 10, 2017 Christmas 7

Can you feel it? That little edge of crispness in the air and the undercurrent of excitement in the stores? The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means. Decorations, baking and family? Absolutely… BUT it’s also time to tuck into snuggly pajamas (I just got some new ones that say ‘the snuggle is real’), grab a steaming cup of cocoa and curl up on the couch with your favorite holiday movies!

And that can mean only one thing: the Hallmark Channel.

Every year, Hallmark Channel outdoes itself on the family movie front and this year is no different. With TWENTY-ONE new holiday features premiering on the network’s “Countdown to Christmas” this season, there is plenty of sweet, family friendly goodness to go around.

My mom and I love to watch Hallmark Christmas movies together, and one of these movies in particular is on our must-see list. It’s called Enchanted Christmas*. Here’s the description of the movie:

Young widow, Laura Trudeau (played by Alexa PenaVega) was a remarkable dancer. Now working as a project manager in LA, she is tasked to renovate a rundown hotel lodge, in her hometown of Rosemont, Utah and have it ready by Christmas eve. She is stunned to run into her former love and dance partner Ricardo Archuleta, (Carlos PenaVega) who she discovers is in rehearsals for The Christmas Eve shows grand finale, with his new dance partner Taylor (Chelsie Hightower, “Dancing with the Stars”).  When Taylor has an audition abroad, Laura once again finds herself back in Ricardo’s arms. Feelings are rekindled, and with both the hotel opening and the show in jeopardy, Laura has to make some difficult decisions, both personally and professionally.

Check out the trailer too!

Doesn’t that look great? Who doesn’t love ballroom dancing? And you throw in Christmas? Seriously!

If you thought you recognized the main character, Laura, you probably did. Alexa PenaVega skyrocketed to fame in the Spy Kids series of movies. Now she’s all grown up and co-starring with her husband, Carlos PenaVega. (How did that happen??? How am I so old??) They even contributed their musical talents by recording one of the songs for the movie. Is there anything they can’t do?


Enchanted Christmas airs on November 12th on Hallmark Channel at 8:00 pm/7:00 central. Don’t miss it!

*Enchanted Christmas is a Mission Pictures International and Gabriel Productions, LLC production. Cindy Bond and Gene Davis serve as Executive producers. James Wilberger and Jarrod Phillips are producers. Terry Cunningham directed from a script by Rick Garman and Catherine Y. Friday.  #HallmarkChannel #EnchantedChristmas #CountdowntoChristmas #Missionpicturesintl

What about you? What’s your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie?


7 Responses to “Movie Spotlight: Enchanted Christmas”

  1. Amy M.

    My name is Amy and I’m an addict….to the Hallmark Channel!!! I admit it, I use to think this channel and its movies were for 80 year old cat ladies, but last year I started watching and now I can’t quit. To be clear, I’m several decades under the age of 80 and hate cats (shout out to Zuzu!) My DVR is getting a lot of action now that the Christmas movies have started and I find myself re-watching several I’ve already seen. I’m really looking forward to the one you mentioned above because they are real-life husband/wife.

    I like these movies because they are sweet romances without filthy language or graphic sex scenes which seems to be on all channels these days whether they’re on cable or not. I wished the other network higher-ups would see how many viewers the Hallmark Channel garners and realize they don’t have to produce trash to get people to watch.

    Okay, enough of my soapbox sermon. I adored you before, Carrie, but knowing you’re a fellow Hallmark watcher bumps you up to a whole new level of feels with me :-).

  2. Ellie

    It’s hard to pick just one Christmas Hallmark movie as a favorite but I’d have to go with Christmas at Cartwright’s. There are so many wonderful Hallmark movies!

  3. Kay Garrett

    I love Hallmark movies! We only get the one channel though and miss seeing the shows that they show on Movies & Mysteries channel.

    My favorite all time one has to be The Christmas Visitor. It’s so touching to me. On a personal level having lost our daughter at the age of 17 who wonderful it would be to be able to see and talk to her one more time but oh how would you turn them loose again for them to go back.

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