"The Mistle-Tones" is the Cheesy Holiday Movie We All Need

If you haven’t seen The Mistle-Tones (2012) before, you’re missing out on some serious holiday spirit! This comedy, starring Tia Mowry and Tori Spelling, is the perfect addition to your Christmas movie list. 

Watching holiday movie on laptop Photo by Samira Rahi from Unsplash This movie is heavily underrated. I hadn’t heard of it until a few years ago when my friend introduced it to me as a classic Christmas film. I’ll admit I was skeptical; nothing can replace the real classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Year Without Santa Claus. But I gave it a shot, and I’m so glad I did.

The general premise of the story can be wrapped into the genre of musical comedy. A popular Christmas choir, the Snow Belles, led by “queen bee” Marci (Tori Spelling), has recently lost a member and must hold auditions to replace that spot for the holiday session. Holly (Tia Mowry) is a talented singer and her mother founded the Belles many years ago. So when Holly auditions and doesn’t get the spot, she is upset to find out that it went to one of Marci’s less-talented friends. Holly decides to start her own group: The Mistle-Tones, which are full of zany characters and a whole lot of talent. They challenge Marci and The Bells to a bit of a friendly musical competition. Who will steal the spotlight?

woman performing on stage Photo by Josh Rocklage from Unsplash Along the way, The Mistle-Tones deliver laughs, romance, and spirited songs in 90 minutes of holiday magic. You’ll find yourself swooning over Nick (Jonathan Patrick Moore), Holly’s heartthrob Mistle-Tones member who you’d definitely want to find under the mistletoe. My favorite number is the “12 Days of Christmas” cover, which is complete with a silly montage and some killer vocals. 

While this film may be made for TV, it’s no Lifetime movie. Enjoy some light-hearted, cheesy fun this year and check out The Mistle-Tones, which is available on Disney+. So if you’re a major fan of nostalgia and already have a subscription, like me, you’re all set! Otherwise, you can stream the movie on the ABC Freeform website. 

I hope I’ve convinced you to settle down with a mug of hot cocoa, some sugar cookies, and The Mistle-Tones.

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