Best Christmas Party Ever

DVD Release: October 6, 2015
Best Christmas Party Ever


“With the holiday season at hand, young party planner Jennie Stanton learns that her boss, Petra, will retire after Christmas, and Jennie hopes she will be left in charge of Petra’s Parties, New York’s premiere event planning service. Jennie’s hopes fade when Petra’s charming and handsome nephew, Nick, arrives on the scene and Petra announces that he will take over the business. When an opportunity to plan a toy store’s Christmas Eve party arises, Jennie runs with it and arranges a warm and traditional affair in the same vein as the Christmas parties that inspired her as a child. As Christmas Eve approaches, will Jennie open her heart to find love for the holiday?

Dove Review

“Best Christmas Party Ever” is a terrific Christmas movie that is fun to watch any time of the year. It deals with themes of overcoming misunderstandings and following one’s heart. Party planner Jennie Stanton (Torrey DeVitto) is well-liked and experienced and hopes to take over the reigns when she learns the owner of Petra’s Parties, Petra herself, is stepping down and is about to hand the reigns to someone else. However, Jennie is shocked and disappointed to learn that the young man she is asked to train, Nick (Steve Lund), Petra’s nephew, is the one who will eventually run the business.

Jennie and Nick clash several times as they attempt to work together, but Jennie learns that they actually compliment each other: He is great in coming up with ideas and she is great at implementing them. Nick begins to date an old friend, but he and Jennie obviously become attracted to each other. Nick salvages a major disappointment that Jennie faces and she soon can’t figure out how she’ll get along without him when he accepts an acting job on a soap opera in another state. Is it possible he might change his mind?

This film is comedic and witty and features two likable leads and a realistic, yet imaginative, plot. We are pleased to award it our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages 12 plus. “Best Christmas Party Ever” will be one of your best viewing experiences this Christmas.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: Couple kisses a few times.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes, including wine; a main character briefly bar-tends at an event; the mention of cocktails; the mention of getting drinks after work at a sports bar; a mention of alcohol in another scene.
Nudity: Cleavage in a few scenes; girls in hula skirts show bare midriffs.
Other: Man tells lie, but it is known; tension between characters.


Company: Hallmark Home Entertainment
Director: John Bradshaw
Producer: Marek Posival
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter