Coming Home for Christmas – Review

Summary –

Coming Home for Christmas (also called Home for Christmas) is the story of a family who has allowed communication issues to separate them from each other until daughter Kate puts into action a plan to bring everyone together at their old home for Christmas. The story is completed with a romantic storyline and a happy ending.


Review – Coming Home for Christmas has a simple plotline, beautiful settings, and lovely music. The writing could have used some tweaking to pull it together a little more cohesively. Some of the situations were a little contrived, but the dialogue overall was decent. The acting was good, especially Carly McKillip as Kate. I also enjoyed Ben Hollingsworth as Mike.  I know that Carly and Britt are sisters and they obviously look alike. It would have been helpful had they dressed uniquely or worn their hair distinctly different . I often had to stop and think to figure out which sister it was at the beginning of the scenes. Also, Amy Jo Johnson seemed more like an older sister than the girls’ mom. The locations were beautiful and made me want to visit Canada where it was filmed. I also enjoyed the music. Carly and Britt form the Canadian-based country duo One More Girl. They have beautiful voices and their songs provide an unexpected touch to the Christmas movie. The movie gives them opportunity to showcase their music to a new audience.


Coming Home for Christmas is an unpretentious movie with a positive message that will make you feel good this holiday season.

If you’d like your own copy to add to your Christmas DVD collection, comment below. Deadline to enter is Nov. 14. It’s also available at Walmart at

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Author: Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker with over a decade of industry experience. She and her husband, Fred, just released SUMMER OF '67, their seventh feature film. Their movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe as well as multiple television networks. They've accumulated dozens of festival accolades including many Best of Fest awards and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. Sharon is passionate about visual storytelling, branding, and marketing and would love to speak at your upcoming event.

5 thoughts

  1. I enjoyed this movie so much and the beautiful scenery. I would like to know where in Canada this was filmed, so that I may be able to come see these beautiful mountains before I go blind from the rp that I have, please can you tell me where this was done at?


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