Three Christmases too Much
Chloe (Arielle Kebbel) is a super organized woman which makes her perfect to organize the Fairmont Christmas Festival. But having grown tired of failed romances she has decided to stop even looking, much to the dismay of her mum (Markie Post) who would love for her to meet Mr. Right and settle down. It is at the Christmas Festival that Chloe meets Evan (Corey Sevier) and finds herself falling for him, quite literally when he picks her up when he sees falling over on the ice rink. But life intervenes when as Christmas arrives Evan is being transferred overseas. A year later and Chloe and Evan bump in to each other again only for life and love to intervene again. And it happens again the next year and the next but maybe fourth time is a charm.
As titles go "Four Christmases and a Wedding" is kind of a spoiler really as there would need to be a Christmas miracle going on in this Lifetime Christmas movie not to follow the most obvious path. It kind of ruins the movie because it means you end up watching knowing that something will happen after Chloe and Evan meet to end up pulling them apart. It isn't so much that the idea is a bad one for a Christmas movie, in fact I would go as far as to say there is some potential in the idea but the title ruins anything close to making this a surprising movie.
But the bad choice in title is not the only issue with "Four Christmases and a Wedding" as sadly this is one of those Christmas movies which has the feel of just going through the motions. It just doesn't feel like it has that Christmas magic about it and has a look which makes me think it might have been shot out of season. What it means is that the fun and romance of the story never really comes to life and as such it doesn't grab your attention the whole time, it certainly doesn?t draw you into the relationship of Chloe and Evan.
What this all boils down to is that "Four Christmases and a Wedding" is a middle of the road Lifetime Christmas movie at best and sadly it never really comes to life to grab your attention and keep you entertained.