Director: Dale Fabrigar
Writer: Tricia Aurand, Suzanne DeLaurentiis (Screenplay)
Starring: Michael Pare, Nancy Valen, Michael Varde, Eileen Davidson, Kennedy Tucker, Trevor Stines, Tim Abell, Paul Fox, Anzu Lawson
Plot: In a small town, high-school dean Alana and her vivacious teenage daughter Samantha plan a holiday concert to save the school with the help of the new maintenance man, Army veteran Johnny, and his quiet son Max. But when a car accident lands Sam in a life-threatening condition, Alana turns to Johnny for support, and Max makes a desperate decision that will forever bond their families together. All four must question their values about sacrifice, family, and love – and what it means to be thankful for another Christmas.
Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Christmas Crush starts when transfer student Max (Varde) and his father Johnny (Pare) start in a new school under principal Alana D’Angelo (Davidson) whose daughter Samantha (Tucker) also attends the school, preparing for the holiday concert.
Alana turns to Johnny to help prepare the holiday concert, with Max taking on a role in the show and Samantha going on to help her friend Tasha (Haynes) prepare the dancers in the show, but an accident will change the direction of their lives forever.
Thoughts on Christmas Crush
Thoughts – Christmas Crush is Christmas movie based on two different generations meeting in a new encounter, where they will all learn a valuable lesson about doing the right thing, standing up against the authority figures in their lives. This will start out with the typical type of meet cute between the school age characters, along with the parental figures looking back on their own lives with heartache. This will get turned on its head with an accident that will put even more on the line for the people involved. The story doesn’t go harder enough into the asshole boyfriend figure, which has a teasing, but in the end, they show he wants what is best. This will try to tug on the heartstrings when it comes to the peril involved about what might be happening, but in the end will dive into the idea that you will do the right thing for the person you love. This is everything you would expect from the Christmas movies we see on a yearly base, using it more as the backdrop for a serious emotional rollercoaster for the characters.
Signature Entertainment presents Christmas Crush on Digital Platforms 1st November
Final Thoughts – Christmas Crush is the early by the books Christmas Movie you can enjoy.