Watch: The Christmas Pact 2018 123movies, Full Movie Online – Can best friends fall in love? That’s the question next door neighbors Sadie (Pratt) and Ben (Joseph) will answer as they keep the spirit of Christmas and the magic of their childhood pact alive. When they were eight years old, th….
Plot: Can best friends fall in love? That’s the question next door neighbors Sadie and Ben will answer as they keep the spirit of Christmas and the magic of their childhood pact alive! When they were eight years old, they planted a scrawny 3-foot tall Christmas tree behind their church and the Christmas Pact began. But as life gets in the way the pact is threatened to be broken. Ben and Sadie need some Christmas Magic to recommit to each other and promise to keep their special holiday traditions. With each Christmas that passes by, Ben and Sadie’s Christmas tree grows taller and stronger; and so does their love. The pact bearing fruit to the magic of Christmas and the undeniable answer. Yes, friends can fall in love!
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Can friends fall in love?
2018 was a mixed to unimpressive year for Lifetime Christmas films. There were a few good ones, such as ‘Christmas Harmony’, ‘Santa’s Boots’ and ‘Every Other Holiday’. There were also some real humbugs, such as ‘My Christmas Inn’, ‘Every Day is Christmas’ and ‘Hometown Christmas’. There are Lifetime Christmas films of all years that fit in both extremes and even more so somewhere in the middle. So expectations were mixed watching ‘The Christmas Pact’.
Which turned out to be another one of the films in the humbugs category of Lifetime’s 2018 Christmas batch. The idea did sound sweet if predictable, but nowhere near enough is done with it and it is executed in a pretty weak manner. There are a few good things, but the flaws are many and a lot more and the worst aspects are pretty awful. Have seen some good Christmas films over the past few years as part of my completest sake, but ‘The Christmas Pact’ is on the opposite end.
‘The Christmas Pact’s’ scenery is very attractive and didn’t find anything wrong with the photography either.
Jarrod Joseph is an amiable leading man that deserved a better leading lady. The supporting do decently too.
Something that cannot be said for Kyla Pratt, which is like watching anaemic amateur dramatics complete with moments of over-compensating. Am going to have to be another person that really disliked her character Sadie, very annoying from having an over the top negative personality and disconnected from reality and everybody else. She and Joseph have no chemistry together, never believed their love and they didn’t look comfortable around each other enough to be believable as friends. The direction goes through the motion and the music has very little character or memorability.
Moreover, the script is like a cobbling together of over-familiar cliches, and then there is the overkill cheesiness and schmaltziness of the awkwardly flowing lines. The story sounded sweet but turned out to be very charmless and bland, not helped by the leaden pacing, the over-seriousness of the tone and how too little content there was to sustain the length. The characters were pretty much standard Lifetime cliches.
In summary, very weak. 3/10.
Very likable and its nice to see a mini “Different World” reunion
Review Date 5/2/2019
I Have Reviewed OVER 500 “Christmas Films and Specials”. Please BEWARE Of films and specials with just one review! For instance When “It’s a POSITIVE” chances are that the reviewer was involved with the production. “If its Negative” then they may have a grudge against the film for whatever reason. I am fare about these films.
When next door neighbors Sadie and Ben they were eight years old, they planted a Christmas tree behind their church and vowed always to be friends. But as life got in the way, that promise was threatened. Now, each holiday reunion offers them a chance to recommit and, with the help of Christmas magic, turn their friendship into love.
If your a fan of the television show “A Different World” then you will love seeing the reunion of Jasmine Guy & Kadeem Hardison. The story is similar to “Love at the Christmas Table” but it is still a joy to watch. I think people under 30 will enjoy this the most. I think that because they can relate more to the leads about “Being afraid to admitting to someone that you love them”.
You can download on Amazon and it is well worth watching.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 24 min (84 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Marita Grabiak
Writer Blaine Chiappetta, Damon Tod Hill
Actors Kyla Pratt, Kiara Malcolm, Jarod Joseph
Country United States
Awards 1 win
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