Happiest season (2020)

Today is the last day of January, which means it is practically almost Christmas. 11 more months to go, so it is time for a Christmas film review. I know that some of us just said goodbye to our Christmas decorations but honestly. Who doesn’t love a fun holiday film? I think it’s not too late or too early to have some of that Christmas magic in your year. I know that this film is a ‘holiday/Christmas’ film but I beg to differ. I think this is more of a coming-out story that plays in a holiday setting than a real Christmas film. Nonetheless, I wanted to talk about it anyway. Besides this, it doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy a ‘Christmas’ film. And like I said before, Christmas 2021 is almost right around the corner. So naturally we have to prepare.

What is this film about?
Abby and Harper are in love and what better way to celebrate the holiday than together? Until Abby finds out that Harper hasn’t told her family she is in a relationship. The Happiest Season is a holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas. I got most of the information here.

The trailer

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What did I think?
Let me start with this; I did enjoy this film. I liked the actors and the setting. However, Harper is a horrible person and Abby shouldn’t be with her. I disliked the ending for this reason alone. Honestly, you shouldn’t let someone treat you that way. It doesn’t matter in what type of relationship you are but lying, hanging out with an ex, and being disrespectful isn’t the way to build the foundation on which your relationship should stand. I think it would have been a happier ending if they did not end up together and if Abby chose herself. Which I feel would have fitted the character very well. Like I said I enjoyed the story but wasn’t rooting for their relationship so that was a miss for me. I like to watch a film where I want two people to end up together and they do. (or the other way around). At the end of the day, I will not be watching this one again but it wasn’t the worst Christmas film either. I especially liked Abby’s relationship with her friend, that was heartwarming to see. I think it showed a solid friendship which is hard to come by in some films.

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Lots of love,

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