• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 27, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Will it all work out in the end? It is a Hallmark movie, so what do you think? [25 Nov 2005, p.97]
  2. Yes, it's all fairly formulaic.
  3. Like a Hallmark card, it is a thing of prefabricated sentiment.
  4. Despite its pedigree as a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "Silver Bells" is only slightly more sophisticated than an after-school special.
  5. 25
    Donovan is barely present, and while Heche may have her strengths as an actress, warmth would not seem to be one of them.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    The holiday kitchen at Hallmark has served up an unusually bland dish, with a script flatter than one of the company's cards.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. TylerC
    Nov 29, 2009
    Absolutely horrible plot. Pretty bad if a plot's worst case senario change occurs, you would be unable to tell it did. It is like making a movie wondering which show to watch if both shows were on at the same time. It has all the elements of a plot, yet it is so miniscule it does not even matter. It simply does not interest people. Full Review »
  2. PatriciaH
    Dec 26, 2006
  3. ElizabethA
    Dec 7, 2005
    This was a great holiday hit...it had everything from suspense to romance...anyone would enjoy the heart-felt message that it conveys: look up at all your possibilities. Great job CBS and Hallmark Hall of Fame. Full Review »