‘Feliz NaviDAD’ Review: Lifetime movie puts you in the mood for Christmas with its fun yet heartwarming story
What does fate have in store for Sophie and David? Can a Christmas miracle save them or are they better off as strangers from different cities?
Spoilers for 'Feliz NaviDAD'
Do you find yourself counting the days until Christmas? Well, with the annual festival only weeks away, people across the world are preparing to embrace the Christmas season. Despite the trying times, to add that dash of excitement in your lives, Lifetime network has a series of holiday movies slated and its upcoming film ‘Feliz NaviDAD’ is one such movie you ought to watch to restore your belief in love and miracles.
Single father David Morales (Mario Lopez) is excited about moonlighting as a delivery driver for yet another season of Christmas as the people of the town are deeply involved in the preparations for the upcoming holidays. Perhaps, it isn’t the job that excites David, but the chance to evade the festivities. After losing his wife Isabel during Christmas, David couldn’t stand the festival and is often caught rolling his eyes at people who get are too invested in it.
However, unlike the previous years, his daughter Noel (Paulina Chavez) and sister Marissa (Marycarmen Lopez), are determined to find him a partner and after endless attempts, they convince him to create a profile on an online dating app. Parallelly, we are introduced to Sophie (AnnaLynne McCord), who is in the town visiting her father before moving to Phoenix. While her father is not convinced with the idea of his daughter staying away from him, Sophie re-creates her mother’s cookies and does her best to put her father in the Christmas spirit.
After encountering David once while receiving one of her deliveries, Sophie, swipes right on him on the dating app. Even David, who isn’t able to cope with the loss of his wife, finds something about Sophie extremely appealing, which makes him want to meet with her for a date. Surprised at first, David and Sophie soon connect over various facets associated with life, like a mutual love for classical music for instance. Sparks soon fly between them and everything seems perfect, until they are struck with the realization that they have choices to make.
What does fate have in store for Sophie and David? Can a Christmas miracle save them or are they better off as known strangers from different cities? Well, watch the movie to know the rest.
‘Feliz NaviDaD’ is a dialogue-driven movie. Certain scenes bring a lump in your throat while a few moments fill your heart with joy and laughter. The overall acting is subtle, with just the right amount of execution to come across as more appealing for a romantic drama. The music and decor throughout the movie set the right mood, making you want to watch it till the end. Overall, ‘Feliz NaviDAD’ is a light-hearted watch you can enjoy on a weekend snuggled under your blanket.
‘Feliz NaviDaD’ premiere on Lifetime on November 21 at 8 pm ET.