• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 27, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
38

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. Despite its pedigree as a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "Silver Bells" is only slightly more sophisticated than an after-school special.
  4. Like a Hallmark card, it is a thing of prefabricated sentiment.
  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
    20
    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
6.3

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
    0
    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 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
    9
    Wonderful!
  3. ElizabethA
    Dec 7, 2005
    10
    This was a great holiday hit...it had everything from suspense to romance...anyone would enjoy the heart-felt message that it conveys: look 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 »