‘Christmas With You’ Ending, Explained: How Did Meeting Miguel And Christina Change Angelina’s Life?


“Christmas with you” is the typical Netflix feel-good Christmas film that is best watched without a thought. Angelina, a pop star, is on the lookout for inspiration. She has been a popular name for years and is gradually losing her creative side. Meanwhile, fifteen-year-old Christina, who admired Angelina, covered one of her songs and uploaded it on social media. As luck would have it, Angelina watched her video, and she felt a connection with the little girl. Christina mentioned in the video that she hoped to meet Angelina someday, so Angelina decided to make her dream come true and wished that the little detour would help her come up with the Christmas song that her record producer, Barry, pestered her for. Visiting Christina and her father, Miguel, turned out to be the best Christmas surprise for Angelina.

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Angelina needed to prove that she still had magic in her. While she had no intentions of writing a Christmas song, her record producer, Barry, made it clear that she had to either come up with a Christmas chart-topper or else she would be dropped by the label. It was a do-or-die situation, and Angelina believed that she could only connect with her creative side when she stepped out of her usual routine. Even though her assistant, Monique, did not think meeting fans individually was a great idea, Angelina believed that she needed to connect with her fans now more than ever. After hunting for Christina’s location, Angelina turned up at her high school. Christina and Miguel (who was the music teacher at the same high school) were called to the principal’s room. Christina was delighted by surprise and struggled to hide her excitement. Angelina clicked a selfie with Christina since that was what she requested in the video. Just as Angelina and Monique were about to leave, a snowstorm delayed their plan. Miguel and Christina invited them to their house for dinner, and Angelina happily accepted their offer.

Angelina noticed a song that Miguel was composing and was intrigued by it. She tried adding melody to the lyrics and expressed that the song had potential. It was a Christmas song, and Angelina realized that her trip to upstate New York was indeed fate. Miguel was surprised when Angelina expressed that she wanted to co-write the song. He believed he was merely a music teacher and not someone from the industry who could help her. Angelina convinced him that he did not have to be an industry expert to write good music. She discussed the difficult situation she was in and how badly she needed to deliver a Christmas song to keep her career afloat. They decided to split the profit using which Miguel could easily fund Christina’s education. After shaking hands on the deal, Angelina gradually became a part of Miguel and Christina’s family. She helped Christina with her Quinceanera preparation and became a shoulder to cry on when she missed her mother. Miguel and Angelina felt a growing attraction, but she had a boyfriend she struggled to turn down. Will Angelina and Miguel deliver a Christmas chart topper? Will it be a happy ending for Miguel and Angelina’s romance?

‘Christmas With You’ Ending Explained: How Did Meeting Miguel And Christina Change Angelina’s Life?

Angelina and Miguel bonded during the songwriting process. Miguel admired Angelina’s music and had listened to her album “Love It or Leave It” over a thousand times; therefore, working with Angelina was nothing short of a dream. While discussing her career with Miguel, Angelina realized her initial albums had soul and magic, which she later failed to deliver. Through the process of writing a new song, Angelina gradually realized what had been missing all along. While Monique noticed the spark between the songwriters, Angelina established that it was a strictly professional relationship. Meanwhile, Ricardo (Angelina’s boyfriend) came across a picture of her with Christina and Miguel. As Miguel and Angelina were growing closer to each other, Ricardo interrupted them with his surprise visit. He tried to belittle Miguel, but Angelina stopped him and established that she was collaborating with him and did not wish to hear a word against him. But she did not feel confident enough to break up with Ricardo; perhaps she believed that it would crush him and ruin their image, so she could not make herself do it.

Miguel and Christina attended the gala that Angelina had invited them to. Barry tried to pit Angelina against an emerging pop star, Cheri, by mentioning how Cheri would be playing at Saturday Night Live during the Christmas Special week. But for the first time, Angelina did not feel uneasy; she was genuinely happy for Cheri. She knew what it was to be a part of the industry, and she supported the young girl’s endeavor. She was rather glad to know that she had inspired Cheri to become the star that she hoped to be, and that itself was quite an achievement. Before performing her new Christmas song, Angelina called Miguel on stage. Miguel was extremely shy and nervous, but with the constant encouragement of Christina and Angelina, he went on stage. Angelina and Miguel performed their song “Christmas with You” together, and it was an instant hit among the audience. After the performance, everyone came up to talk to Angelina, but she had her eyes on Miguel. Barry stated that he would replace Cheri with Angelina for the SNL show. Even though Angelina felt bad about it, she knew that was how the industry functioned. What she had failed to realize was that the SNL show was on the same day as Christina’s quinceanera. She asked Miguel to join her on the show and expressed how she hoped to go on tours with Miguel. He was disappointed when Angelina asked him to accompany her as her pianist. He thought what he shared with Angelina was more than being co-writers and co-artists. But Angelina wanted to believe that their relationship was professional. Miguel stated that he was a father with responsibility, and he could not leave his life behind. For Angelina, her image meant the world, whereas for Miguel, living an honest life was important. He was in love with her, but she knew that being with someone like Miguel could harm her reputation, so she chose to continue her relationship with Richardo, who was an actor. After staying away from each other, Angelina realized that she could no longer pretend to be in love with Richardo, and she broke up with him.

Before performing at SNL, Cheri dropped by to support Angelina. Even though the industry wanted them to compete with each other, Angelina confirmed that there was enough room for both of them to shine. Cheri asked Angelina about Miguel, reminding her that “home is where the heart is.” Angelina revisited her memories with Miguel and realized that she needed to be with him more than performing at the SNL show. She asked Cheri to take over the show, and she headed out to meet Miguel. She surprised Christina by performing at her Quinceanera. She met Miguel at the quince party and explained that she had left the SNL show to be a part of Christina’s important day. They decided to spend time together during Christmas and figure out their relationship from then on. The lovers finally kissed in the end, and instead of attending any glamorous event, Angelina chose to spend Christmas with Miguel and his family.

Angelina learned the importance of family in one’s life. After losing her mother, she had always been alone, but she found her family in Christina and Miguel. She also realized how important it was for her to find her own happiness without caring about what the world would think about it. Fame and popularity meant little when it came to one’s happiness. Because Angelina had lost her mother, she knew what Christina went through, which is why they could bond easily. In the future, we can expect Angelina to become the mother figure in Christina’s life, and the family of talented artists will definitely become unstoppable. “Christmas with you” ends on a happy note with the union of the family and the lovers.

“Christmas with you” is a 2022 Drama Romance film directed by Gabriela Tagliavini.

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Srijoni Rudra
Srijoni Rudra
Srijoni has worked as a film researcher on a government-sponsored project and is currently employed as a film studies teacher at a private institute. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Film Studies. Film History and feminist reading of cinema are her areas of interest.

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