While this year I’m hoping to explore some new holiday films I haven’t seen yet, I just couldn’t skip out on one that’s become a recent favorite: The Christmas Inheritance.
Here’s a quick summary from IMDB: Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father’s gift business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad’s former partner in Snow Falls, the hometown she never knew. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, she’s forced to work for her keep, and in the process, finds romance and discovers the true gift of Christmas.
With the typical Christmas romance trope of a spoiled young woman who has to return to a small town to fulfill the family tradition, The Christmas Inheritance has just about everything you’d expect: a cute inn, a guy who’s heart has been broken, troubles that keep our heroine from just running back to the city, and a scene that makes me sob every single time no matter how many times I watch it.
Even though I’ve pretty much watched this movie every year since it came out, it was still absolutely worth having on while I wrapped Christmas presents. (Sorry to anyone who has tear stains on their gift…see note about the scene that makes me cry.) The acting is actually pretty good, which doesn’t always happen in movies like this. The story isn’t particularly new or earthshattering, but it’s definitely satisfying. If you’re looking for warm, fuzzy feelings as you curl up with your mug of hot cocoa, then The Christmas Inheritance is it!
Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside Detective. Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous. Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world. You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.
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