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Holiday in the Vineyards

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Frothy holiday romcom has drinking, kissing, innuendo.

Movie NR 2023 106 minutes
Holiday in the Vineyards movie poster: Josh Swickard and Sol Rodriguez cuddle.

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Great message and sweet love story. Has couple love scene where clothing is removed and female sits on male
age 18+


Not appropriate for decent people.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's nothing unpredictable about this wine country-set, holiday-themed romance, but this one is a notch above others. Talents behind Holiday in the Vineyards also worked on the two A California Christmas films, A Hollywood Christmas, and That's Amor. In fact, they seem to have created a cottage industry of formulaic romcoms with a mostly Northern California setting. It's Hallmark meets Netflix. Big-city boy encounters down-home girl in wine country and learns about the simpler pleasures of a life dedicated to land and family rather than wheeling and dealing.

Star Swickard is a regular in these films, sometimes across his real-life wife Lauren (with whom he has a lot more chemistry than he does with his Vineyard costar, the Argentina-born Rodriguez). The film is built on his on-screen charisma. Much ado is made of his physique: he's regularly posed shirtless or in a tight tee for the ladies to ogle, so much so that his character says he's "feeling objectified." One of his oglers suggests reality TV has made people believe the world is "filled with sexy carpenters." Reality TV -- and Netflix romcoms.

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