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A charming movie with lessons in commitment to community and family through forgiveness, and ultimately, the finding of happiness of the heart. A Christmas theme with beautiful music, elaborate sets, and believable onscreen chemistry between the cast. Definitely to be enjoyed by the entire family and Dove approved for all ages.
Mayor Alexandra Foster (Brooke Nevin) is dismayed when she is told by several small business owners that road construction has cut off main street to such a serious level that their livelihoods are in jeopardy and there is no indication as to how long the repairs will take. With the irresponsible contractor on vacation in Jamaica, Alex must think of a quick fix on her own.
As Alex fondly looks through special Christmas ornaments, her dad, Art Foster (Ron Lea), ex-mayor, casually mentions what a fortune her mom spent at the Market over the years… Yes! That’s it! A Christmas Market with a booth for every shop on Main Street, but where to have it? A perfect spot… the Hawkins Mill…vacant for 30 years, lots of parking. But wait… a long-drawn-out family feud may get in the way. The Hawkins and Fosters haven’t spoken for years.
The elusive Darcy Hawkins (Corey Sevier) is unreceptive to Alex’s visit and immediately says, “no” but she leaves him with the outline of her plan and before he can object yet again, she is gone.
And what a surprise to find that Darcy’s grandmother is living with him. But there is more…when Gran (Lynne Griffin) spills the beans about an apartment Darcy wanted to build for her but it got turned down, Alex and her assistant, Gina (Alli Chung) search through old files to find a building permit with a big DENIED stamped on it and signed by….Art Foster.
Another big hurdle to overcome that opens old wounds, not only with Darcy, but especially with Art who is accusatory and not pleased with Alex’s proposal and her wish to mend a 30-year-old feud.
Alex is so genuine in her concern for the town, the community, and for approving his project that Darcy can’t help but be impressed with her sweetness and determination. As Alex continues with her plan, she and Darcy are enjoying each other’s company and Darcy is coming out of his shell.
But when the Planning Committee is swayed, Alex is more determined than ever and now it’s not just the community anymore, it’s all about her promised commitment for the betterment of all concerned, including her own happiness.
The Dove Take
“Everybody wants something…you just have to know what it is” and genuine kindness and love creates a wonderful win-win situation with family, forgiveness, and having your heart in the right place … all at the root!