Available today (November 1, 2020) on streaming services/VOD, is the new holiday film, Christmas in Carolina.
Christmas in Carolina stars former Family Matters cast members, Kellie Shanygne Williams and Darius McCray, as well as Jocelyn Y. Hall (Atlanta), David L. Rowell (Comp-li-cat-ed) and Terrence Shingler (Power).
Elle (Hall) is a career-driven investment banker. She is known around her office as the queen of mean. She’s too caught up in her career to “stop and smell the roses,” so to speak.
Elle feels lonely this Christmas after the death of her parents, and her only sibling (sister), has relocated to London, England. Christmas won’t be the same this year.
Because Elle is too career-driven, she hasn’t found time to date and find love. For that reason, her cousin Blythe sets her up on blind dates.
On one of these dates, Elle is set up with a former NBA player and CEO of a small marketing firm named Wesley (Rowell). Wesley is handsome and a perfect gentleman. He’s not even put off by how grouchy Elle is towards him and how little she paid attention to him (she was too busy answering phone calls for her job).
Despite Elle’s lack of attention, Wesley is attracted to her and would love to see her again, even though Elle gives him the “cold shoulder.”
Realizing that Wesley truly does like her, despite not being so nice to him, she decides to give him another chance.
Wesley is about to leave to go back home to stay with his family in South Carolina for Christmas. He takes a chance and invites Elle to go with him. Surprisingly she says “yes.”
The time spent with Wesley’s family is picture perfect… until something comes up that can destroy their happiness and relationship.
Will Elle and Wesley survive the “issue” that comes up? Will this be the best Christmas ever for Elle, or will her happiness be destroyed.
To find out, you need to watch Christmas in Carolina. Look for it on VOD (Video on Demand) and other streaming services.
This film is very much a Hallmark-like film… boy and girl meet, they fall in love, something bad happens, will they get back together? Even though this is the same format, it’s still a sweet and entertaining film.
It was nice to see some of the cast members from Family Matters in this film. They certainly got a lot older, which was a surprise to me (they will always be young, they way I remember them from the series).
The acting is wonderful and the cinematagraphy is delightful (the image of the bridge at sunrise is breathtaking!).
I got a bit misty-eyed seeing Wesley’s family all together around the Christmas tree, playing games, lauhging and having a wonderful time. It made me miss my family Christmases which were exactly like that. People passing on and moving away have chipped away at family Christmases. Now it’s just me, my husband and our two adult children. It’s not the same.
I will say that watching this film put me in the holiday spirit. Some how, looking at all my Halloween decorations doesn’t seem right. I want to start decorating for Christmas (we won’t until closer to Thanksgiving).
Christmas in Carolina is distributed by Legacy Distribution. You can check them out on Facebook.
The official film hashtag is #ChristmasinCarolina.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to review this film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.