Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe (2018) with Valerie Loftus

Writer Valerie Loftus joins Alan and Jeanne to talk about Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, a 2018 Hallmark movie starring the Queen of Christmas Lacey Chabert. It’s not really based on Pride & Prejudice at all. Instead it’s a heartwarming tale of an investment expert who goes home for Christmas to help her mother organise a charity event in their huge stately home. Her old debate team nemesis is a chef now and gets brought in to help with the event. Can Lacey run the charity event, and fall in love, AND stave off a hostile takeover from her business partners? Hell yeah!

Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe stars Lacey Chabert and Brendan Penny, was written by Nina Weinman based on a book by Melissa de la Cruz and directed by Don McBrearty.

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The Roast Chestnuts Season 2 bingo card containing made for tv christmas movie tropes like Wide Widower and Shot In Vancouver
The Official Roast Chestnuts Season 2 Bingo Card. The free square is Really Good Christmas Decorations because every film has really good Christmas decorations

Our chosen charity for this episode is Dogs Angels Dublin, which rescues unwanted dogs from harrowing situations and provides care for them until they find new, loving homes.

Valerie Loftus is @valerieloftus on Twitter. Her first book Thanks, Penneys, is out now and it’s very funny and you should buy it for people.

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Original artwork by Dee McDonnell
Theme Music by Daniel McAuley
This episode was produced by Alan + Brian