Freevee’s EXmas is the perfect blend of holiday cheer, humor, and a dash of charm

Looking for a Christmas rom-com that’s as heartwarming as a mug of hot cocoa on a chilly winter’s night? Look no further than EXmas, a delightful blend of holiday cheer, cheeky banter, and a dash of charm.

Just as love and laughter intertwine like tinsel on a Christmas tree, Leighton Meester and Robbie Amell sparkle on screen with chemistry and heartwarming humor in the delightful holiday rom-com EXmas. In the movie, ’tis the season for festive cheer, but for Amell’s Graham and Meester’s Ali, the holidays, which should be happy, take a hilarious turn for the worse. When workaholic videogame coder Graham surprises his family with a Christmas visit, he’s met with an unexpected sight: his ex-fiancée Ali, basking in the glory of his family’s holiday festivities. As the two exes battle for their place in the family’s holiday heart, their festive rivalry turns into a hilarious clash of pranks and hijinks that ends with them finding their way back to each other. It’s a clever movie premise, and EXmas charmingly pulls it off. 

EXmas is a second chance enemies to lovers delight

Picture this: two people who despise each other with every fiber of their being, locked in an endless battle of wits and wills. But what happens when the line between hatred and love starts to blur? Enter the realm of enemies-to-lovers, a trope as captivating as it is challenging to pull off.

Leighton Meester and Robbie Amell star in EXmas. Photo Credit: Paulina Stevens/Exmas Film Inc.. Image courtesy of Amazon Publicity.


In the world of romance novels, you have the luxury of peeking into the protagonists’ minds, witnessing the sparks of attraction ignite amidst their fiery clashes. But on the silver screen, the task becomes infinitely more intricate. How do you translate the unspoken emotions, the gradual shift from disdain to desire, without the benefit of internal narration? And how do you do it without making your hero and heroine totally unlikeable? 

Heartwarming moments and hilarious antics

EXmas masterfully navigates that and pulls off the tricky task of balancing heartwarming moments with hilarious antics, making it a delightful treat for the holiday season. It’s got serious The Proposal vibes and even some of that A Castle for Christmas magic. 

Leighton Meester and Robbie Amell, as Ali and Graham, are a joy to watch on screen as they rekindle their romance. The film’s heartwarming story is full to the festive brim with charming wit. The standard hilarious moments from any Christmas movie are taken up a notch. I found myself smiling, laughing, and even crying at points – EXmas had me in all the feels – as Olivia Dade would say. And, of course, being a rom-com, you know that the goal is for the characters to end up together in a satisfying ending. EXmas delivers on that promise, and going on the journey with Ali and Graham was an absolute blast. It’s a great addition to your holiday movie rotation.

EXmas will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside long after the last ornament is placed on the tree and the last “thc” treat eaten. If you love the magic of Christmas romance and the joy of laughter, EXmas is a must-watch. 

How to watch EXmas

EXmas will be available to stream on FreeVee on November 17th.

Jonah Feingold directed the Christmas romantic comedy, while Dan Steele penned the script. 

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