A bit of a disclaimer: I have been challenged to watch all of Hallmark and Lifetime's original Christmas movies this year. So, I am questioning my mental state at this point ;-). Any hoot, this is my 17th one this season (2nd Lifetime movie); it is somewhere in the middle of the pack (latter half). As another reviewer on here stated, the movie is 'okish'. The plot/storyline was quite predictable and unoriginal, as there have been several Hallmark (and other) movies with similar plots over the years. The Christmas Ring, for example, comes to mind; it's one of Hallmark's originals this year (it's not very good). The story in such films, in a nutshell, goes like this: i) journalist meets source; ii) they start falling in love; iii) journalist starts questioning her (it is usually a female journalist) motives for writing the story; iv) journalist decides not to write it; v) editor (aka her boss) publishes it anyway; vi) source finds out and breaks things off; vii) (in some versions) journalist rewrites and publishes a new version that spins the source in a positive light; viii) source and journalist make up and fall in love; ix) the end. The acting, overall, was decent. I am familiar with Amber Stevens West as I watched her on the screen in the TV series GREEK. She had a pretty good performance here. I am not as familiar with Marco Grazzini. His performance was pretty good too, though he did have some awkward acting movements in a couple of scenes (e.g., when he confronted Charity about the article that was published). As another reviewer here pointed out, the chemistry between the two was a bit lacking, not ideal for a romance film. The supporting cast was strong; I did think Cherion Drakes (as Tisha) had a good performance...Morgan Kelly (as Aaron), on the other hand, not so good. The movie does instill some Christmas spirit and cheer. Fans of Lifetime and Hallmark will no doubt enjoy the movie.