Like the inevitable character in a third of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, I fear I have lost “The Christmas Spirit.” In hopes of finding it, I will be watching a ridiculous number of Christmas movies on TV. Here is my story…
The Christmas Train (2017) Hallmark Channel
-A main character who is a man. This is actually a new twist.
-Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Danny Glover, & Joan Cusack. At least the acting will be good.
-The moniker “Hall of Fame, our tradition of excellence,” because they know that YOU KNOW they can only afford to make ONE good movie a year.
-A cocktail called “The Grinch” that is either water or straight vodka. Either way, I wouldn’t trust the bartender on that train.
Another case of the main characters who do very little to move the story forward. But this movie is based on a book, so at least the story is thought-out & coherent. (This also explains the lack of comically bad tropes.)