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Christmas Harmony

USA 2018
produced by
Nanea Miyata, Claudia Schwartz for June Street Studios
directed by Nanea Miyata
starring Kelley Jakle, Adam Mayfield, Peter Porte, Aden Schwartz, Stephen Howard, Sally Struthers, Lee Garlington, Chandra Wilson, Tiffany Smith, Karenssa LeGear, Gina Hiraizumi, Jessica Obilom, Gregory A. Thompson, Reesa Ishiyama, Shirley Dalmas, Macy Friday, Sean Watkins, Pip Arnold, Molly Joseph, Michael Blake Kruse, Kelii Miyata, Justin Jones, Carolyn Whitlow, Bianca Gisselle, Aleya James
written by Nanea Miyata, music by Matthew Atticus Berger, songs by Nanea Miyata, Justin Jones, additional lyrics by Richard Rudolph

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Singer Devin (Peter Porte) and songwriter Harmony (Kelley Jakle) are a dream couple, as he's a gifted performer and she has the skill to tailor songs for him - and that they're romantically involved just makes this all the greater of the story. But then, shortly before Christmas, he breaks up with her, basically because she tries to get a little more control over essentially her songs than he's willing to grant - and suddenly she finds herself with a broken heart and nowhere to go for Christmas. So she decides to ditch LA and pay her estranged father (Stephen Howard) a surprise visit - which means returning to the snowy small town she has grown up in and always strived to escape. But 15 miles out of town her car breaks down, and she can count herself lucky to be picked up by handsome local Luke (Adam Mayfield) and his 12 year old foster son Weston (Aden Schwartz). And she can't deny she feels a bit attracted to him, especially after she finds out that he, like her, is a singer/songwriter if, again like her, not so much a performer. And then, out of the blue the two are made musical directors of the local Christmas show by its organizer Shirley (Sally Struthers), and they get really close doing this, also egged on by Weston. And it seems Harmony has found happiness in the place she once left to get her life truly started. Things couldn't go better - unti Devin knocks on her door to tell her he wants her back, and he even has an egagement ring in tow ...

 

Now I have to admit, on a very personal note I'm not at all into Christmas songs - to put it mildly -, and there are quite a few in this film which made it slight torture - even if I have to admit the singers all had good voices at least. But all my personal feelings towards a certain music aside, this isn't at all a bad movie, a nicely structured romantic dramedy with some relatable characters going through some relatable issues, and not leaning too hard into the Christmas spirit to find a solution, with its musical theme (my feelings about the genre aside now) nicely woven into the plot, with a down-to-earth ensemble carrying the thing rather beautifully. Of course it helps being into Christmas music and Christmas movies when it comes to how enjoyable it is for one individually, but objectively the film has lots going for it.

 

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