'Rebuilding a Dream Christmas' Review: Love thaws a heart that's been out in the cold
Spoilers for 'Rebuilding a Dream Christmas'
Lifetime is back with another Christmas watch which is part of the beloved channel's special program 'Its a Wonderful Lifetime' and wonderful it is! 'Rebuilding a Dream Christmas' is an original watch that'll have all you romantics out there wishing for your very own winter romance.
The Lifetime flick will see Abbey a successful real estate broker have to go back home to fix up the old Victorian house she inherited from her grandma after it gets damaged. Her return home also means a meeting with an old friend Josh and his eight-year-old son Noah, with sparks that have always been there igniting as they come closer. 'Rebuilding a Dream Christmas' stars Meggan Kaiser as Abbey, Zane Stephens as Josh, and Bryson Jon Steele as Noah in the lead. Read on to know a bit about what happened in the movie and our thoughts on it!
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The movie begins as we see a flashback of Abbey as a kid along with her friend in her hometown during the holidays. But the jolly Christmas time is not so jolly as she misses her deceased parents. We are then brought back to current times as a grown-up Abbey kills it as her job as a real estate broker, even landing a chance to lead a big account for her firm. She's not that into the holidays and will spend it solo, working as per usual. But fate has other plans as her old Victorian house gets damaged and the historical society needs her to come in person to get the permits. What follows is the beginning of finding what really matters to her.
The movie rather than being all hunky-dory from the start focuses on the fact that for some the festival may be a sore subject as they've lost the people they've loved. That is the case with the workaholic Abbey who lost her grandmother as well. But all's not cold as we see childhood friend Josh and his son Noah enter the picture. As Abbey's heart slowly thaws from their warmth we can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Meggan Kaiser is beautiful and charming with her soft smiles sure to win you over while Zane Stephens brings about a man's comfort with undertones of a boy in love when he helps Abbey. The movie is Christmassy and homely in all the right ways with Abbey realizing her heart's true wishes and finding her calling. Bryson Jon Steele is one little ball of adorableness and we can see why Abbey gets attached so fast and finds a family with the father and son.
Filled with the festive spirit and family, the movie explores themes like fear of losing someone and parental concern of bringing a new person into a child's life as well. Unlike a lot of holiday watches 'Rebuilding a Dream Christmas' doesn't overdo it with the happiness and cheery mood and is a very pleasant and real watch. If you're not one for the all-smile movies and want something more realistic and cute, then tune into this Lifetime movie.
'Rebuilding a Dream Christmas' is available to watch on the Lifetime Channel.