The countdown to THE COUNTDOWN is over! The 10th anniversary of the Countdown to Christmas has begun (FINALLY!!!) and Hallmark has come out with an all-star lineup. If you’re following along with the 2019 Movie Guide, the countdown kicked off with “Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses,” and in addition to this film amping me up for the Christmas season (as if I didn’t already have on my Hallmark socks and shirt), I also got some pretty stellar career advice that will take me through the Christmas season and the years ahead.
Meet rich people and they will give you job opportunities
Abbey (played by Christmas Princess/Hallmark Queen Jill Wagner) works at a nursing home and helps hang up some decorations around the holidays. Now, she must do a really nice job hanging up those five ornaments, because Caroline, the wealthy lady who owns the nursing home, takes a liking to Abbey and her work, and hires her to redecorate her son Nick’s estate for Christmas Eve. Does Abbey have a lot of interior decorating experience? Of course not! But that doesn’t matter. It’s not what you know – it’s WHO you know! Meet some rich folks, chat with them, and they will give you some awesome opportunities that will help you take your career to the next level.
Flirt with your client, especially if he has that family money
Now that you’ve scored that sweet gig, next thing to do is score a boyfriend, and what better place to start than with your client! You might be thinking that flirting with your client could lead to some complicated situations, which is true, but it’s worth it, especially if he’s got that wealthy family money, like Nick! Estate redecorating money is BIG money. Abbey does a really great job flirting with Nick from day one – from going antique shopping and talking about childhoods to standing in the carriage house and almost kissing in the dark while talking about their childhoods (you need to talk about your childhood memories to flirt well, write that down.) she’s got him wrapped around her finger in no time. Flirting with your client is a great idea because it will lead to either more job opportunities (remember, it’s WHO you know), or a wealthy husband who can subsidize your career goals, so it’s basically no risk. Get flirting.
Ask for that raise!
Now, it’s not just Abbey making career moves in Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses. Kate, who is the Vice President of Nick’s company, sees an opportunity for career advancement when it becomes painfully apparent that Nick is completely ignoring his work responsibilities to flirt with Abbey. We all know flirting is basically a full time job, so Kate picks up Nick’s slack, taking on so much more work, moving projects forward, and coming up with big ideas that Nick’s rich brain never even thought of. But that work doesn’t come for free, honey! At the holiday gala, Kate advocates for herself, and gets rewarded with that serious raise she rightfully deserves. It’s a beautiful win-win: Kate gets that cash, Nick gets more time to be in love with Abbey.
Who would have thought you would find the equivalent of a LinkedIn Career article in a Hallmark movie? The Countdown to Christmas is full of surprises! I’ll make sure to keep watching to see what else the Countdown to Christmas has in store.