The Christmas season brings a lot of seasonal products, and every year Hollywood always has a new Christmas romance movie to get audiences warm and fuzzy. What’s fun is, HBO Max is going to release a Christmas movie about making a Christmas movie.
Check out the trailer for A Hollywood Christmas, coming this December on HBO Max:
Here’s the official description:
Jessica (Jessika Van) is a young, up-and-coming filmmaker in Hollywood who has made a name for herself directing Christmas movies. But when handsome network executive Christopher (Josh Swickard) shows up threatening to halt production on her latest movie, Jessica’s assistant, Reena (Anissa Borrego), points out the irony: Jessica isn’t just trying to save her Christmas movie, she’s actually living in one! Jessica must now juggle all the classic tropes—actors falling in and out of love, a wayward elf dog, and her own stirring romantic feelings for her perceived nemesis—in order to get her movie and her life to their happy endings.
I have to admit, it’s a pretty fun twist on the trope, and while romantic movies these days have started to get a bit self-referential, I think it’s a completely meta twist that the romance is between a director making a Christmas movie and her producer who wants to put an end to it.
It looks like a bit of holiday fun, and should be a nice break from the more sincere Christmas entries this season.
A Hollywood Christmas starts streaming on HBO Max on Dec. 1.