Holiday Heritage (TV Movie 2022)59K
Holiday Heritage (TV Movie 2022). Holiday Heritage: Directed by Alfons Adetuyi. With Holly Robinson Peete, Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, Darlene Cooke. Ella, with the help of her ex-boyfriend, Griffin, encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa to heal their past wounds.
“Lyndie Greenwood, as Ella, is bright eyed, beautiful and fun to watch. Sheu0026#39;s a graphic designer who left her Pennsylvania small town for Beantown. Brooks Darnell (just signed by Hallmark to a multi-pic deal) plays her broken-hearted old boyfriend Griffin. Heu0026#39;s smooth, dapper and the townu0026#39;s mayor. They make a lovely couple. And they have chemistry. But this movie is as much (and probably more) about Ellau0026#39;s mother (Holly Robinson Peete) and grandmother (Darlene Cooke) and their dysfunctional relationship.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhat weu0026#39;ve got here is a failure to communicate. Ella and Brooks 2 years before, and Mom and Grandma for, what, forever?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eElla does her best to fix the problem, but itu0026#39;s not her problem to fix (despite what Grandpa Riley told her). And so, for the better part of 2 hours, we watch this fraught mother daughter interaction that could have, and should have, been solved over a couple of glasses of wine.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMomma Micah: why canu0026#39;t we ever use my recipes?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGrandma Tess: I miss Grandpa Riley and now all I care about is worku003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHey, talk it out will ya?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd whatu0026#39;s with Chicago? Why would Momma Micah move 500 miles away (and 1,000 miles from her daughter in Boston)? I donu0026#39;t know how much money she saved working in the bakery with her mom but such a dramatic physical and career change is going to cost her some money. And I never heard why?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eStill, I enjoyed the second chance romance and the reaffirmation of family values.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGrandpa Riley:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Do and say everything with love.u0026quot;nu0026quot;Youu0026#39;re stronger together than apartu0026quot;”