Three Christmases too Much
Chloe (Arielle Kebbel - A Bride for Christmas) is a super organized woman which makes her perfect for the job of organizing the Fairmont Christmas Festival. But having grown tired of failed romances she has decided to stop even looking, much to the dismay of her mum (Markie Post - Holiday in Handcuffs) who would love for her to meet Mr. Right and settle down. It is at the Christmas Festival that Chloe meets Evan (Corey Sevier - The Tree That Saved Christmas) and finds herself falling for him, quite literally when he picks her up when she takes a tumble on the ice rink. But life intervenes when as Christmas arrives Evan is transferred overseas. A year later and Chloe and Evan bump in to each other again only for life and love to intervene again. And it happens again the next year and the next but maybe the fourth time is a charm.
As titles go "Four Christmases and a Wedding" is kind of a spoiler as there would need to be a Christmas miracle going on in this Lifetime Christmas movie not to follow the most obvious path. It kind of ruins the movie because it means you end up watching knowing that something will happen each time Chloe and Evan bump into each other which pulls them apart. It isn't so much that the idea is a bad one for a Christmas movie, in fact I would go as far as to say there is some potential in the idea, but the title ruins anything close to making "Four Christmases and a Wedding" a surprising movie.
But the bad choice in title is not the only issue with "Four Christmases and a Wedding" as sadly this is one of those Christmas movies which has the feel of just going through the motions. It just doesn't feel like it has that sprinkling of Christmas magic about it and has a look which makes me think it might have been shot out of season. What it means is that the fun and romance of the story never really comes to life and as such it struggles to grab your interest for the duration, it certainly doesnt draw you into the relationship of Chloe and Evan.
What this all boils down to is that "Four Christmases and a Wedding" is at best a middle of the road Lifetime Christmas movie and sadly it never really comes to life to grab your attention and keep you entertained.