Skip: A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish
For the whole family? This can work for some teenagers, but it’s not the best movie for younger children.
What it’s about: This is one of those Christmas movies and shows that sits within a franchise. You likely fell in love with A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. There was a lot to love about that.
A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish tries to capture the magic of the first movie. This time, it’s all set at Christmas, and this movie has a young woman who dreams of being a singer. Of course, her stepmother and two stepsisters make it almost impossible for her to achieve that dream. That could all change when she meets a new Santa at her workplace.
Why you should skip it: If you want to watch a modern-day Cinderella story, you’ll want to turn to Amazon Prime Video. The new movie is perfect with a great message that involves not sacrificing dreams for the sake of love.
Look, love is good. What you shouldn’t have to do is sacrifice a dream you’ve wanted for your whole life. That shouldn’t even be a discussion. And yet, it becomes a discussion a lot in rom-coms. Love takes over, and it really isn’t sending a great message to young girls (or anyone for that matter).
You’ve seen this story more times than not. There are better versions out there.