Skip to comments.This Seasonís Guilty Pleasure: Binge-Watching Hallmark Christmas Movies
Posted on 12/08/2018 7:01:58 PM PST by rintintin
Every weekend around this time of year, the living-room TV in Tim Gatess Pittsburgh home is tuned to the Hallmark Channel. His wife and teenage daughter watch the networks original Christmas movies all day long.
Mr. Gates usually sits down and teases them about the movies, which feature predictable plotlines and tropes. Next thing I know, Im sucked in for a half-hour, 45 minutes, he says.
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Can’t sit through that artificial, predictable tripe.
I like the movies. Full of beautiful smiling women.
Watching with my wife right now.
Clean, positive and even acknowledges Christ the Savior on occasion.
I call them “Hallmark chicks.”
Why must it be prefaced as “guilty?”
Rich woman from New York leaves her 6 figure job and goes back home to a place where snow falls. By some stroke of luck her old boyfriend from high school is still single. Takes her two hours but, moving back to her hometown with no job and a grocery clerk boyfriend seems logical. Lots of Hallmark Christmas decorations. Sometimes there is a dog involved.
Im addicted to that and Lifetime Channel. Holiday escapist pleasure.
Sleigh ride and snowball fight ,ice skating in each story.
Yes, and lots of cookies.
I make fun of them, but inevitably end up watching one when the ladies have them on over Christmas. Very predictable...but that’s not always the worst thing. I know how It’s a Wonderful Life ends, and most of the lines in A Christmas Story, but I watch them each year anyway.
Mrs. Morgantown nearly always has one of these on during the holiday season.
Simple entertainment. No agenda.
Hallmark Channel Ping
Not to mention the falling in love angle. Boy meets girl and kisses her. THE END.
Huh? They have 12 new movies a year including five new Thanksgiving weekend movies.
I am binge watching old hollywood westerns.
Right now, on GRIT, “The Last Outpost” from 1951 w/ Ronald Regan is on.
We are watching Downton Abbey
>>Cant sit through that artificial, predictable tripe.<<
It is a husband/wife thnig for me and Mrs. FD. We live to watch and make fun of them as we go.
It is kind of like a drinking game. I even have nick names for many of the characters. Our Heroine is “Holly.” She is cutely attractive but NEVER hot. The hot one is the current gf of the guy Holly will be falling in love with.
Holly’s self-absorbed but rich and handsome bf is Richard (’cause he’s a dick). Holly’s best friend is “Joy.”
I used to have a name for the guy (always sporting a 5 o’clock shadow) but I forgot it. Always helpful and wryly insightful. Maybe someone can suggest one?
Add in a wise old ma or dad — rarely both and almost always a widow(er) who was married to the best person ever and a snow covered Santa’s Village setting named “Green EverPine Hollows,” mix in a misunderstanding out of “I Love Lucy” followed by finding the “true meaning of Christmas” and — boom — Hallmark Christmas movie!
“Chicky Flickies” is what we call them,
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