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CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE

"A Romantic Christmas in the Big Apple"

What You Need To Know:

CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE is a romantic drama with a unique setting on UPtv. It’s Christmas in New York City. Eva is an event coordinator who gets tasked with decorating a penthouse apartment for Christmas by a mother who wants her son to feel the Christmas spirit. The apartment owner is a highly successful author named Lucas Blade. Lucas is supposed to be writing his next book in Vermont, but he’s actually in his apartment. So, he’s shocked to see Eva when she arrives. How will their expectations for Christmas play out now?

CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE is engaging, with some good pacing and character development. It has a strong Romantic worldview with some light moral elements. Characters stress the themes of having Romantic wishes, especially as the Christmas holiday draws near. Positively, there are themes of parents wanting to ensure their adult

children have everything they need. Despite taking place during Christmas, there’s no reference to the Nativity or Baby Jesus. There’s also some light miscellaneous immorality in CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE, but it’s eventually rebuked. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

Content:

(RoRo, B, C, V, A, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong, Romantic worldview with some light moral, elements where characters stress emotional dreams and wishes, especially as the Christmas holiday draws near, there are themes of parents wanting to ensure their adult children have everything they need, and themes stressing the importance of love, but it’s mainly romantic love, not the agape love of Christmas, and though there are light references to Christmas and its joys, there are no mentions of the Nativity or the Baby Jesus, the true reason for the season

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Man hits his head on a door

Sex:
No sex scenes or sexual immorality, though an unmarried couple kisses

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Character gawks at a collection of wine bottles, and there’s some social drinking

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Woman snoops through someone’s trash, and there’s some lying, but it’s rebuked.

More Detail:

It’s Christmas in New York City in UPtv’s CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE. Eva is an event coordinator at a company she owns called Urban Genie. Her craziest time of year is now. Meanwhile, Lucas Blade, a published author, is writing his next book in Vermont. Prior to Christmas day, though, his mother, Mitzy, calls Lucas to encourage him to come home to New York for the holiday. However, Lucas is resistant.

It turns out that Mitzy knows Eva, so she asks her to help pull off a surprise for Lucas – decorate his apartment for the Christmas holiday. Viewers learn, though, that Lucas isn’t actually in Vermont, he’s in his apartment being a recluse and stuck in a writer’s block.

When Eva shows up to stay at his apartment, on 5th avenue, to decorate, both Eva and Lucas are surprised to see each other! After convincing Lucas she’s working for his mother, Lucas agrees to let her stay to decorate the apartment. However, it’s obviously he’s still reluctant about getting into the Christmas spirit.

Eva unearths that Lucas lost his wife, Sally Ann, around Christmas time, which is probably why he’s so sour about the holiday. One evening, he’s callous toward Eva, but he apologizes, and the two connect over their joys about their work. Later, Eva RSVPs for them to go to a holiday party together, but she just doesn’t tell him about it.

Furthermore, Lucas and Eva aren’t telling anyone, including his mother, that Lucas is actually in the Big Apple, the “city that never sleeps,” as the famous song goes.

Will Lucas and Eva continue to get along leading up to Christmas?

CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE has great camera work and good pacing for a TV movie. There’s also good character development. The movie also contains several melodramatic moments, but the filmmakers aren’t trying to be groundbreaking.

CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE has a strong Romantic worldview with some moral elements. Characters stress emotional dreams and wishes, especially as the Christmas holiday draws near. Positively, however, there are themes of parents wanting to ensure their adult children have everything they need. Despite taking place during Christmas, there’s no mention of Christ’s birth. So, the movie’s Christmas references are more commercial than religious. There’s also some miscellaneous immorality in CHRISTMAS ON 5TH AVENUE, such as lying, but it’s eventually rebuked. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.