TV Show Reviews
Us For Christmas" review by Suzanne
December 7 at 7 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST on UpTV
This is a very entertaining movie! It's a fun, romantic
holiday movie, very heartwarming and family-oriented, but
not dull. The performances are very likable and real. I do
admit I'm a softie when it comes to holiday movies, but some
are better than others, and this is one of the very good
I haven't heard of most of the cast, but some of them
seem very familiar to me, so I may have seen them in other
movies or TV shows and just not seen their names. The
movie's a sequel to a previous holiday movie, "Marry Me for
Christmas", which I haven't seen. They'll be showing that
this weekend as well, but you don't need to watch the first
one to enjoy the second one because they're completely
This young couple, Marci (Malinda Williams) and Blair (Karon
Riley), decide to get married at Christmas instead of in the
Summer as they'd planned. He lives in Atlanta and she lives
in New York. So the movie is all about how they plan the
wedding, the problems they encounter because of finances and
their jobs, and moving, and how the family gets involved.
The B part of the story is about how Marci's mother,
Stephanie (Victoria Rowell), has found romance with a young
dance instructor. The main characters all have secrets
that they're keeping from each other.
Marci's family includes two aunts and an uncle, and it's
a really great, warm family. I wish I had that family! But
they're very real, not like your typical TV family.
Besides the wonderful acting and solid story, there is also
some singing and dancing, but it's all organic to the story.
This isn't a musical. It's basically a romantic comedy.
I loved seeing all of the Christmas decorations, and the
outfits they wore, and it was just a very nice way to pass a
few hours. Also, I have to mention that the singing done by
Marques Houston (Antonio) in one scene is fabulous!
This is on Up TV, which is on DirecTV, DISH, and some
cable networks. Make sure you watch it, and if your cable
company doesn't get it, email or call them to tell them to
get it. UpTV has many great movies and is soon getting a new
series. I hope that eventually they make a sequel, and that
the movies will be out on DVD.
Victoria Rowell, so check it out, but you may want to
skip all of the promo stuff at the end until after you watch
the movie because there are some slight spoilers.
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