On Saturday night, I needed some cheering up so I watched Mingle All The Way on the Hallmark Channel.
Mingle All The Way is a Hallmark Christmas movie, which means that everyone in the movie goes from Grinch to angel in just two hours. Molly (Jen Lilley) has created an app that pairs professionals together so that they can attend events together without having to worry about it turning into a romance. Jeff (Brant Daugherty) works in public relations and is a single father. When Molly allows her co-worker to set up her profile and Jeff lets his sister to do the same thing for him, the end result is that they end up getting paired together. At first, they don’t like each other, because Molly thinks that Jeff is rude and Jeff thinks that Molly is to wrapped up in her work. Then, Molly meets Jeff’s daughter and Jeff meets Molly’s family and they all come to loe each other. It’s a Christmas miracle!
There was nothing surprising about Mingle All The Way but that’s not a problem. It’s a Christmas Hallmark film so it’s not like I was expecting it to reinvent the wheel or anything like that. I just wanted it to be a sweet and cute movie about people falling in love during the holidays and that’s what the movie delivered. Hallmark movies have become as much a part of Christmas as the tree, the stockings, and old St. Nick coming down the chimney. The holidays can be a difficult time for a lot of people and Hallmark movies like Mingle All The Way are there to provide an escape. On Hallmark, every gift is perfect, every season is merry and bright, and we all get to experience our ideal Christmas.
As for why I needed to cheered up, it all has to do with baseball. Ever since Adrian Beltre announced he was retiring, I’ve been feeling down. If my Rangers couldn’t make it to the World Series with Adrian batting for them, how are they going to do it without him? All I want for Christmas is a home run hitter who can play third base. Until that happens, at least I know I can turn over to Hallmark and watch movies like Mingle All The Way.