Even if we didn’t check our list twice or that darn turkey won’t defrost most of us we’ll get through the holidays without overdoing the egg nog. A “Christmas Carol” became a holiday classic reminding us about those who’ll face a lot more. Now you can get a contemporary spin on the age old tale.
If you think Tiny Tim suffered, check out the Mom who struggles on “The Christmas Secret” December 7th on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. “One Tree Hill’s” Joy Lenz stars and she told me, “Hard times always seem worse at Christmas.” She’s not kidding. There’s the eviction, the unpaid bills and the ex- who wants custody of her little girl. But there’s something very compelling about her battle to keep it together while the rest of the world is ho-hoing.
Joy makes it and her story is a good reminder that a little help from unselfish people can make the difference. As Joy puts it, “It’s not about magic. It’s about people who randomly decide to be kind and their acts of generosity pay off.” Oh, and what about that dreamy guy (John Reardon) she meets? Watch on December 7th.