When it comes to Christmas movies, no one does it quite like Hallmark! Each movie delivers heartwarming stories of family and love. Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe hits the mark and more. With the fantastic pairing of Lacey Chabert and Brendan Penny, Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe is a lovely, holiday movie. Although more pride than prejudice, it still pays homage to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe Review
Based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe introduces Darcy Fitzwilliam. A successful investment banker, Darcy returns home to Pemberley to celebrate Christmas with her family. Upon arrival, she finds herself paired with her high school debate team rival, Luke Bennett. Together, they help Darcy’s mother plan the Pemberley League’s annual auction to benefit a youth organization. Sparks fly as the two fall into the habit of matching wits. As the auction draws nearer, Darcy begins to find the peace she’s been missing right there in Pemberley.
Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe did not disappoint! While it does depart from the book (both de la Cruz’s and Austen’s), it nevertheless stands on its own. As a result, fans of the book (I’m one of them!) will appreciate the spirit and romance of the movie. I also appreciated how the movie flowed. Occasionally, Hallmark tends to rush some of its films to squeeze as much as possible in a two-hour time-frame. Not so with Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe. The pacing was spot on.
Moreover, there was a perfect balance of Darcy’s New York life affecting her holiday at home. The cast also had a wonderful dynamic as an ensemble. To say nothing of the chemistry between Lacey Chabert’s Darcy and Brendan Penny’s Luke!
Because Darcy and Luke trade quips at such a rapid pace, it’s easy to picture them doing the same in high school. This lends such authenticity to the movie. I loved how Lacey’s eyes seemed to be laughing in these moments. I especially loved Brendan’s smile, not to mention his dimples! Each one of Lacey and Brendan’s scenes simply sparkled…or rather, twinkled! These two really made Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe such a romantic treat!
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If you missed the premiere, don’t worry! We have you covered. Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe will be re-airing multiple times on Hallmark between now and Christmas. See below for dates and times!
Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe is one of Hallmark’s better Christmas romances! It’s charming and full of heartfelt moments. Not only will it satisfy the romantic in you, but it will also bring home the spirit of the season! With its message of giving and being true to your heart, it’s a movie the whole family is sure to enjoy!
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Content Warning: TV-PG
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