Christmas Movie Review 2020: Wrapped Up In Christmas

For my final review of the 2020 season, may I present to you an absolute belter:

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15 Responses to Christmas Movie Review 2020: Wrapped Up In Christmas

  1. Tracey says:

    This plot seems needlessly complicated. Did they have to throw in a You’ve Got Mail twist? But it sounds like it works somehow!

    • gnidrah says:

      Could lose a good 20 mins and avoid all of this. Or at least, lose the bit about him reading up on her? Painting weird pictures of her was mad enough…

      • Sergeant Tibbs says:

        This was an excellent final Christmas review! I like all of the photos of the supporting cast, it’s so many recognizable character actors who I’m just glad to see working and doing well!

        I’m just wondering if we can get any shots of the weird paintings? Because right now I’m picturing them like Picasso style abstract cube faces and then Heather in the corner.

        • gnidrah says:

          I couldn’t find any good versions of the paintings (short of downloading the full movie on one of those dodgy sites!) but I do have a screenshot… how do I attach it?! I swear you used to be able to attach images to comments?

        • gnidrah says:

          OK that is a link to a screenshot of the paintings (top and bottom) and the top one is the one he is painting her into. So you have blurry trees, and then he’s basically going to slap a massive red dot onto it, to represent her beret. In the bottom picture, he is walking her through his dodgy gallery…

        • Tracey says:

          Those paintings are… not good. One time I went on a few dates with a guy who thought he was an artist but really he just had rich parents. He showed me one of his paintings and I honestly thought it was like the paper he set his brushes on, like it was just random paint swirls. But he didn’t have a sense of humor so I knew he wasn’t messing with me.

        • gnidrah says:

          😂 it’s my worst nightmare, because my face gives away my feelings 95% of the time. I’d never be able to pretend he was Picasso.

  2. hotspur says:

    I am hung up on the hot cocoa & chili thing too. How does it work, you get a cup of cocoa in one hand and a cup of chili in the other? A cup of chili is certainly a thing, but even so you use a spoon, simply using a cup does not make the chili drinkable. Also, this is not a valid pairing UNLESS (and this is just a guess) the chili is Cincinnati chili. Then maybe it has a shot as being a thing people do, I guess. So: Is the struggling shopping center that is currently being destroyed by the internet (and is soon to be extra destroyed by a brand new shopping center that won’t be destroyed by the internet) located in Cincinnati, Ohio? I ask because I know a secret: There are different kinds of chili made with different ingredients and Cincinnati chili is not spicy, it is sweet, because it is made with cocoa. THAT IS A SCIENCE FACT AND GUESS WHAT ELSE MY FRIENDS, YOU EAT IT WITH CHEESE AND IT IS DELICIOUS.

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      I do like my hot cocoa with spaghetti and meat sauce on the side (but not mixed in, who do you take me for).

      • gnidrah says:


      • hotspur says:

        Sounds like Tibbs knows what I am talking about! (Cincinnati chili is served over spaghetti. And optionally, in addition to cheese, you can top this jumble of weirdness with chopped raw onion and oyster crackers. Gosh, I wish I had some right now, I would eat that until I slipped right into a coma.) Merry Holidaymas you guys, you few, you happy few, you band of monsters are among my very favorite people on Earth.

    • gnidrah says:

      Huh, well I did not know that! So I learned something even if what is increasingly feeling like the end times! (I don’t know, the film does not explain)

      (and your point about saving the shops from the internet is valid – her plan basically involved having the department store stop doing gift wrapping, in order that the toy could START gift wrapping. Everyone was meant to cart their stuff over to the toy shop. This somehow managed to save the centre and see her hailed as a genius)

    • Tracey says:

      Chili powder! Spicy hot chocolate!

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