The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Ron Cephas Jones
A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?
Abby, Kat Graham, lives in a nice loft apartment in an unknown small town. She is an artist, her chosen medium, photography. Which means that she works at a small photography studio owned by someone that seems to know nothing about taking pictures, and she never shows anyone her true passion.
Josh, Quincy Brown, is Abby’s best friend who has spent the last eighteen months traveling the world and becoming a name in the travel blog world. She is a little jealous of him, but it’s truly unknown why since she could have done the same thing.
A few weeks before Christmas Abby is given an Advent Calendar from her Gramps, Ron Cephas Jones, as a gift from her recently departed grandmother. Is the Calendar magic? Who knows? Just don’t point out that it’s like astrology to Abby or she will flip.
Abby’s world isn’t really turned upside down, and there is very little in the way of sweep you off your feet romance, but she does eventually realize that her best friend makes a great partner, in more ways than one.
Josh was the highlight of the movie. He loved his best friend, but he didn’t act like a total dick when she started dating someone else. He was actually mostly supportive on that angle. I appreciated that, even though there were comments about the friendzone that had me rolling my eyes.
The Holiday Calendar was a cute festive movie that was only halfway boring to watch.