On the 12th Day of Christmas
Cynthia (Meredith Hagner - A Gift Wrapped Christmas) is a true romantic; unfortunately she hasn't met a true romantic boyfriend yet with every one of them ending up calling time on their relationships. So without a boyfriend to take home to be her date to her sister's Christmas wedding she takes her best friend and work colleague, Liam (Bobby Campo - Snow Bride), with her instead. Back home Cynthia first runs in to a couple of former boyfriends and then someone sends a partridge in a pear true to the family home. Soon the rest of the gifts in the "12 Days of Christmas" start to arrive leaving Cynthia trying to work out which of her former boyfriends is trying to win her back with this grand romantic gesture.
About 30 minutes into "My Christmas Love", after the first three gifts from "The 12 Days of Christmas" arrive at the family home, and my mind drifted further on in the song as whilst the first three gifts feature French Hens, Turtle Doves and a Partridge there are Lords a Leaping and Maids a Milking which are certainly going to take some organising for a romantic gesture. Of course that puts a smile on your face and to be honest as does the whole premise of "My Christmas Love" with Cynthia, who is a real romantic, having watched her parents send each other notes and gifts all the time finding herself dealing with the mystery surrounding who is sending the 12 gifts of Christmas to the family home.
The trouble is that of course it will be fans of Hallmark Christmas movies who will seek "My Christmas Love" out to watch and whilst there is a surprise to this movie there is another side which is completely obvious, as in Meredith looking for her true Christmas love. In fairness the familiarity of this side might even lead you to assume certain things which may or may not connect to that little surprise. But even so it is enjoyable with plenty of typical Hallmark Christmas appeal, with a few nice guys and some witty dialobue, especially from Gregory Harrison who certainly plays an entertaining and handsome father whilst also having some of the movie's more tender scenes.
What this all boils down to is that "My Christmas Love" is certainly fun and has a creative idea but beyond the idea it is a typical Hallmark Christmas movie with the same appeal which fans of these movies watch them for.