Operation Christmas Drop is a Netflix Original movie that hit the streaming channel a few days ago. Operation Christmas Drop is about a semi-secret, do-good mission that an airforce base is carrying out. The mission is about making humanitarian drops to villages down below – something that’s patently illegal but also something human.

This is an army movie with no guns, no bombs, and no espionage, and it works. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, because the concept that inspires is working since the 1950s. The Christmas Drop is actually a real-life program that the US airforce carries out. Until today, more than 3,500,000 kg of aid has gone through, including medicine for a dengue outbreak in the Guam area. Today, the US airforce airdrops humanitarian aid from donations as well.

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In the movie, an airbase that takes part in the Operation Christmas Drop is on the verge of closing down. A young aide comes in to check if the airbase is involved in the Christmas Drop. Her Congresswoman thinks that it is illegal.  Things go South before they go North.

Kat Graham plays Erica, the aide. Alexander Ludwig plays Andrew, the hot as a handle pilot who’s doing all the Christmas drops. Martin Wood directs this Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer script. Kat Graham and Alexander Ludwig have the urban, PG-rated chemistry that the makers are looking for.

For a romance movie, the script works pretty fast, and there’s no moments here that make you want to push the forward button.

Operation Christmas Drop is a feel-good holiday fare.

With Operation Christmas Drop, Netflix is going into the Hallmark zone.  It had launched some Christmas movies last season as well. This a sugary sweet, half-comedy movie that will work for anyone looking to kick up their legs and take in some of the holiday seasons.

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Operation Christmas Drop is one of those movies that create a sugar-rush in the audience.  But it doesn’t have an iconic scene or a dialogue that remains with them. But that’s alright, as a feel-good, feel-it-right movie is the best thing in the times that we live in – where everyone’s looking to do away with boredom and focus on something else.

The Christmas Drop is a light, feel-good entertainer that doesn’t just have a good romantic track, but a sweet movie that touches all bases, even the political ones that the world is reeling around with. The  Virginia Madsen cameo is a nice touch. It’s as if she walked out of the production lot of Designated Survivor and came in here.

LOS ANGELES – MARCH 14: Actress Kat Graham arrives for the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Glenn Francis/Pacific Pro Digital Photography)

Operation Christmas Drop is a new genre – the feel good movie – that Netflix is looking to game onto. Netflix has already become the platform to go to when it comes to horror and supernatural, so it is taking the right steps by investing in the festival genre.  All in all, Netflix gives us a very good movie to watch and forget the issues that we are facing for a while.