Musical theater actress Annelise Cepero stars in this predictable but still somewhat decent bit of Christmastime schmaltz about a wandering minstrel looking for her big break. When she gets the call to come to Hollywood, she only makes it as far as Oklahoma before her van breaks down, stranding her in a little town that, of course, has all of life’s answers, buckets full of charm, and a handsome single guy. Thanks to Cepero’s talent and a slightly above-average script from Lauren Swickard, ‘Holiday Harmony’ actually works. It’s not must-see cinema by any stretch, but it’s a definite step up from Hallmark goop.

3/5 stars