I was most pleasantly surprised that the movie worked beautifully. Perfect for the season.
Mistletoe & Menorahs (2019) 1080p YIFY Movie
Mistletoe & Menorahs (2019) 1080p
A Merry Holiday is a movie starring Kelley Jakle, Jake Epstein, and Cory Lee. When a toy company executive must learn about Hanukkah to land a big account, she enlists the help of her co-worker's friend, who also happens to be in...
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The Synopsis for Mistletoe & Menorahs (2019) 1080p
When a toy company executive must learn about Hanukkah to land a big account, she enlists the help of her co-worker's friend, who also happens to be in need of turning his pad into a Christmas Wonderland to impress his girlfriend's father.
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The Reviews for Mistletoe & Menorahs (2019) 1080p
Was expecting this to be awfulReviewed bygarzamomVote: 10/10
Truth be told, I'm a Hallmark guy. I love their Norman Rockwell-esque style. But Lifetime did pretty well with this movie! It was engaging, enchanting, and an excellent way to relax and put the day behind you!
Every role was excellently cast and the main characters are people you quickly fall in love with and want the best for. The Jewish faith was beautifully and respectfully portrayed, which is a nice change of pace coming from Hollywood.
I would have rated it 10 Stars but the movie completely ignored Christianity's view of Christmas. Instead, the woman learned about Hanukkah and the Jewish faith while the Jewish man learned about the generic, commercialized view of Christmas. No Christ, no Jesus, no nativity scene... just non-religious traditions. This would be fine but it lacked balance, comparing secular traditions with the Jewish faith. This does NOT surprise me about anti-Christian Hollywood. So it's not actually people from two different religions learning about each others Christmas/Hanukkah rituals.
You want different? This is different. Yes there was a movie a few years back with the similarities of blending a Christmas and Hannukah, but it was lame, and there are plenty of differences.
The story has enough different things going on that it does not get boring as it builds up to a great conclusion, even though it is plenty cheesy.
The leads! I loved Kelley Jackle last year in Christmas Harmony. I hope she continues to do Christmas movies. Some might think she is a little over the top cheerful or that her smile is less than sincere. But I love this kind of leading lady and Jackle is definitely growing on me as a favorite. Then there is Jake Epstein. Please let's see more of him in Christmas movies. He did a twofer for Lifetime this year and was great also in A Storybook Christmas. And chemistry, yes. I loved these two together.
Some will like that there is diversity and an educational aspect to this movie. Some will hate at least the latter. I liked it.
BTW: a couple of reviewers penalized the movie for not mentioning Jesus, which I find strange. It is true that Jesus is the reason for the season and this movie stressed family and community instead. But how many Hallmark or Lifetime movies can you name that do mention Jesus as anything more than a baby in a manger, or by singing a religious Christmas song? Even UPtv seems to be careful not to emphasize Jesus too much.