Harmony, a soft-spoken woman, is used to living in the shadow of her pop-star boyfriend, Devin. But when he breaks up with her right before the holiday season, she returns to her hometown to discover the heart and music that her big city life has been missing.
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Harmony (Kelley Jakle) believes that she owes Devin (Peter Porte), her popstar boyfriend, because he was there for her so she tolerates his verbal harshness, arrogance, and self-centered behavior, feeds his ego, and is not acknowledged at all for her own musical talents. Karen (Chandra Wilson), music producer, warns her she does too much for him and it’s obvious that she writes his lyrics and his success is as a result of her.
Poor Harmony is devastated when Devin breaks up with her just before Christmas. April (Jessica Obilom) says maybe this is a good thing … why doesn’t she think about going home to visit her dad and Debbie, whom she hardly knows? When her car breaks down 15 miles from town, she is rescued by Luke (Adam Mayfield), the town’s most likeable guy and handyman, who offers to help with whatever she needs. Heartfelt reunion with Dad … five years since Mom passed away.
Shirley (Sally Struthers) is in a huge panic … the Christmas Festival is going to be a disaster with no musical director! When she catches Harmony and Luke singing together in the guitar shop, she demands that they direct the festival and will not take no for an answer.
Luke and Harmony are getting to know each other and she is discovering so much love in this little town, between her dad and Debbie, her school friends who are now raising families, and in Luke, who is sole guardian of his deceased brother’s young son and whom everyone calls when a handyman is needed.
When Devin pops back into her life with a ring and an apology, Harmony must decide if she wants to go back to life in the big city or stay where she thinks her heart may have landed and change her life forever.
Original music by producer Nanea Miyata and Justin Jones, is delightful and so full of Christmas. Beautiful orchestral accompaniment as Luke and Harmony fill the studio with their amazing voices.
The Dove Take:
There is a difference between being there for someone and letting someone use you and sometimes it takes a few hard lessons to let go because familiarity is security and the unknown can be more frightening, but listen to your heart and those who love you for guidance just as Harmony did in this inspiring movie. Dove-approved for all ages.