Written by Ana Jones
A new take on the classic Dr. Seuss story of grinch. A Shoe Addict’s Christmas follows Noelle (Candice Cameron Brue), a happy-ish department store HR employee who loves Christmas (and shoes!) but lost the Christmas spirit when is dumped by her boyfriend the eve of Christmas three years prior. As Christmas approaches, she is asked to organise the department store sponsored charity gala for the local fire station – where she meets Jake, coincidently her new neighbour.
One night she accidentally gets locked in the department store, while waiting to be let out (by the fire department), the eccentric Charlie (theatre and film veteran, Jean Smart), her guardian ‘angel’ appears and has her try on a pair of boots that transport Noelle back in time - and the fun begins as Charlie try’s to help her embrace a new romance, passion and the spirit of Christmas through shoes.
Candice Cameron Brue (from Full House fame) has been a Hallmark Christmas movie headliner for several years now and she doesn’t disappoint bringing together a character who appears crazy at times (guardian angels!), funny, and nervous of love all at the same time. Her love interest, Jake is played by Luke Macfarlane who also adds some comic relief but is not the focus of the story. This is not your typical Christmas movie with bad Santa beards (in fact no Santa is I seen throughout the movie), cliche Christmas songs and one liner after one liner! But it still provides enough whimsy that the whole family can watch.
For those watching with smaller Children. The movie doesn’t contain any bad language, contentious issues, guns or toilet talk. It does reference God in a scene towards the end and contains whimsical magic.
If you love the Hallmark Christmas genre – clean family friendly movies with happy endings and a touch of whimsy, you will love A Shoe Addict’s Christmas.
Directed by Michael Robison (Beauty and the Beast (2012) and 21 Jump St) it is G-rated and runs one hour and 25 mins. It was written by Rick Garman and based on the novel “A Shoe Addict’s Christmas” by Beth Harbison.
Available on Stan from 3 November, it has an IMbD rating of 6.5/10.
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