They didn't have a lot of positive screen time. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. All the poor kids telling the party planner that her previous charitable Christmas parties changed their lives -- all while ignoring the toy store that paid for and provided the gifts for said parties? Now would I watch this one again? Curious to know what the movie's about? Steve Lund, as Nick, at least show signs of being drawn to Jennie a little more gradually. I wish Nick hadn't made me hate him so much in the very early part. Jennie's worst nightmare comes to pass when she eventually learns that Petra plans to hand over the reigns of the company to Nick, rather than to her, which was her expectation before Nick came into the picture. The pair battle it out for the top job with unmistakable chemistry and symmetry, but when the new owners of the legendary Tyrell's Toys put the bottom line before Christmas spirit, threatening to pull the plug on Tyrell's Toys' annual Christmas party for the community, Jennie and Nick are forced to work together to throw the greatest Christmas party ever. It is her remembrances of the parties as a child and her fondness for Arthur Tyrell that made Jennie want to become an events planner, and why Tyrell's is the job she looks the most forward to year after year.
The romance works much better in this movie, but it moves too slowly and then is smashed all together at the end, it's like they go 15mph for the first hour 45minutes, then hit the gas in the last 15 minutes. This was a major plus in my book. I think this is a case where the leopard changes his spots a little too unrealistically. Arthur Tyrell, the store's original owner, gave Jennie's father a job when Jennie was a child, at a time when the Stantons' outlook was at its most bleak. Family safe but in general kids will be bored but adults will like this one! When a powerful corporation threatens to shut her down, she decides to follow her heart, moving forward with the party plans and finding true love in time for Christmas.
In broad strokes, the story was entertaining. She is also too pretty for the role with her model looks, a 'girl next door' type of actress would have fit the role better. Arthur Tyrell has sold the store to a conglomerate called Piedmont, which will continue with the parties. This time around the guy gives it up for the girl. Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the John Bradshaw-directed movie via subscription can be difficult, so we here at Moviefone want to do right by you.
Best Christmas Party Ever With the holidays approaching, a young party planner arranges a special Christmas party for a New York toy store. And managed to put together a get-together final scene that was entirely devoid of chemistry. When they collaborate, the result is brilliant, but her jealousy and his impulsiveness keep complicating team work. She is none to happy but you can figure out what is going to happen. Before long, feelings begin to develop between Jennie and Nick.
Then she fails to convince the senior executive -with a clear crush on her- of Piedmont conglomerate, which took over retiring Arthur Tyrell's toy firm, her favorite client, whose traditional charitable parties mean the world to her, but Nick finds a way, despite being offered a tempting Hollywood career. Then she fails to convince the senior executive -with a clear crush on her- of Piedmont conglomerate, which took over retiring Arthur Tyrell's toy firm, her favorite client, whose traditional charitable parties mean the world to her, but Nick finds a way, despite being offered a tempting Hollywood career. I give major points to this film because they do not make Nick's girlfriend a jealous woman. The old grandma lady was nice in that she was witty but also not naive. She might have begun to respect his imagination prior to that, but that's not romance. Jennie and Nick have to find a way to retain the true meaning of Christmas at Tyrell's while either getting Todd and Piemont on board or circumventing Piedmont's wants. The acting in this is fine and the story line works.
From where I sat, it looked too much like Jennie changed her whole attitude toward Nick based on one tender, caring gesture. Pretty people, cute plot that was slightly more substantial than the average Christmas movie. Best Christmas Party Ever Cast This website does not own, host or upload any videos. Suddenly, Rufus turns into a boy! The Todd character was a bit forced and didn't quite work, but again, Nick made up for these faults. This request does not sit well with Jennie as Nick's easy going and off the cuff style, largely an extension of him being an actor, does not mesh with her more detail-oriented focus. Watch as Super Sparkle and Dark Sparkle learn that together they can become a great team for good once they learn the power of friendship.
When a powerful corporation threatens to shut her down, she decides to follow her heart, moving forward with the party plans and finding true love in time for Christmas. With only 4 minutes left on the movie, I still had many, many questions and there were many story lines that needed to be resolved. For rest of the episodes, we provide direct link to original creator website. Then the last 15 minutes came, and ouch. Nick was a refreshing take on the leading man, and not only was his personality quite different than the usual wooden acting from leading males we've come to expect, Nick also is the main character that has to give up his acting dream - the total opposite of all other Hallmark Christmas movies where the leading female character has to give up her dreams to be with the guy.
As the previous reviewer noted, this is actually pretty good on the scale of Hallmark Christmas movies. She also changes her spots, so as to become all courageous. It felt like the end of Wayne's World where every character popped out in the last thirty seconds and awkwardly and quickly tied up their lose ends. When a powerful corporation threatens to shut her down, she decides to follow her heart and move forward with the party plans. Released 2014, 'Best Christmas Party Ever' stars , , , The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 30 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which put together reviews from experienced critics. Nick, on the other hand, wants to learn, and has nothing against Jennie whatsoever, he who sees this opportunity as a means to lead a more stable life than the struggle of going on audition after audition. The leads were good enough, and he was charming and unlike most of the leads in most of these Hallmark romantic comedies, didn't come across as an asexual non-suitor.
I liked Nick, I did not like Jennie very much. . The leads here actually had a little chemistry, and my cringe moments in the first hour and forty five minutes were few and far between. That alone makes it a little different from all those other ones that give us 90% cheer and eggnog and adversity is just a very brief pause in the action. Jennie was woefully miscast in this movie. To make matters worse, Jennie and Nick do not get along. But when her horse goes blind from a race illness, Annie must struggle with her hardships to put the impossible to the test.
Hedonistic, imaginative young natural Nick Forbes's arrival wrecks stickler Jennie Stanton silent expectation of succeeding his aunt Petra as manager of New York's leading party planning firm, she even announces her impending retirement with Nick, who felt his Hollywood career wasn't getting him far enough, as 'heir', whom Jennie is instructed to work in. Piedmont's liaison on this file, Todd Perry, seems more interested in Jennie as a woman than as an events planner, largely leaving the details of the party to her. My only main complaint about this film was that it is suppose to be Christmas time but every time they have an skyline shot of New York there is no snow and it seems to be Summertime! With the holidays approaching, a young party planner arranges a special Christmas party for a New York toy store. We can see some of the general things that are coming in the story, but getting there is not as predictable. As Christmas Eve approaches, Jennie chooses to follow her heart, moving forward with her party plans and finding true love in time for Christmas. After wishing he had more friends, Manny finds a mysterious collar and puts it on Rufus, the family dog.