Sure, you've probably already set a reminder for the 2020 made-for-TV Christmas movie premiere of "Feliz NaviDAD," starring Mario Lopez (best known as the kid you always hoped would beat up Zack and Screech on "Saved By the Bell.")

It's called "Feliz NaviDAD" because, well, Mario plays a father! On Christmas!

Here are a few more made-for-TV classics, based solely on the online plot descriptions.



The movie: “Christmas Getaway” (Hallmark)

The plot: "A breakup has broken the heart of travel writer Emory (played by Bridget Regan, maybe best known for the upcoming made-for-TV movie "Christmas Getaway"). So she takes a Christmas vacation alone. Through a mix-up at the rental site — or maybe a little Christmas magic — Emory is forced to share the cabin with a handsome widower, Scott, and his young daughter and mother-in-law."

Will this bloom into a new romance? I mean, how can it not? Nothing sends sexual sparks flying like unexpectedly sharing a cabin with a stranger, his young daughter, and his dead wife’s mom.

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But, seriously, will this bloom into a new romance? Yes. Because this is from the plot description: “What begins as an annoying inconvenience blooms into a romance!”

The movie: "Christmas Love Letter" (Lifetime)

The plot: "When advice columnist Amalie receives an unsigned love letter, she tries to solve the mystery and runs into young professional Ian (played by Tilky Jones from the 1990s boy band Take 5).

But who sent the letter? And, if she finds the author, will she find true love?"

But who sent the letter? Well, I've watched enough Lifetime movies to know it's probably not some old creeper. If I had to guess, I'd say it's that Ian guy since he's the only other person mentioned in the plot description.

The movie: "Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2" (Hallmark)

The plot: "A year after Darcy ran over Aiden, his amnesia is gone, but not their love. Now, she has bought him his favorite book, 'Found in the Street,' which is just where she found him — under her bicycle! Aiden’s also creating a gift for Darcy, a carved replica of Darcy’s beloved rec center, which is in jeopardy of closing. Will it sweep her off her feet?"

What to expect: I seriously have no idea what this movie is about. There's a lot going on. Amnesia! The woodcarvings! The financial future of the rec center! The fact that she found Aiden "under her bicycle"! The plot description makes me think I really need to go back and watch "Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 1" before I even dare attempt the apparent "Crying Game"-meets-"Sixth Sense" plot twists of this sequel.

But will it sweep her off her feet? My guess: Yes! Bonus prediction: I'm going to go out on a limb and say Darcy's beloved rec center will be saved! Just in time!



Steve Lange is the editor of Rochester Magazine. His column appears every Tuesday.