‘A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish’

Category: Blu-ray's and DVD's

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish is a modern day Cinderella story with plenty of musical numbers as well as the obligatory evil stepmother and step sisters that are necessary for this timeless tale. This new take on the classic story is for tweens and young teens to enjoy as they watch the tale unfold and the great musical numbers that make this a new way of telling the story.

Laura Marano stars as Kat, a young woman whose father died and left her in the care of her stepmother and her two stepsisters. Needless to say, the stepmother treats Kat as a servant and dotes on her two daughters. But Kat’s outlook on life is positive, even though she gets the brunt of the wrath at home.

Kat works as an elf at Santa Land, a holiday lot owned by local billionaire Terrence Wintergarden, a friend of her father. She meets Nick, the new Santa at Santa Land and they hit it off. Kat has no idea Nick is really Dominic Wintergarden (Gregg Sulkin), Terrence’s son. Money means nothing to her. What she wants more than anything is to have a successful singing career.

Well, you know the story of Cinderella, and this pretty much follows that. The stepmother and stepsisters get their comeuppance and Kat gets what she wants in the end. Along the way watch the fun musical numbers.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray combo pack include a look at the costumes. There is another bonus feature that delves into the staged musical scenes. Marano is a wonderful performer and really embraced this role. And Sulkin admits he looked forward to stretching his talent in these scenes.

With the fairy tale combined with updated music and the magic of Christmas, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish is a fun holiday film. It is rated PG for rude and suggestive material. It is definitely targeted to tweens and teens.

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