This movie is a refreshing change from the other hundred or so Christmas movies I've watched this year. The story is different and I thought maybe a little rough. The ending is abrupt.
The role of the ex-husband is interesting. I expected him to be a villain, but that didn't happen.
None of the acting was great, but I didn't think it was horrible. I didn't see a lot of chemistry between the leads. The fencing continued a bit too long and I never really warmed to Derek.
There is a fair amount of singing Christmas songs, but more in bits and pieces than full length songs. I agree with those who weren't impressed with Evan Gamble's voice, especially on O Holy Night. Hannah Barefoot is a good singer, but not in a show stopping way.
Was it just me, or maybe my TV, or did the live performance of Winter Wonderland (an original, not the classic) sound washed out like in a cavern?