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What do you think about the Hallmark Christmas movies?

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Dutchess_lll's avatar

I love Hallmark movies.

zenvelo's avatar

Not my cup of hot chocolate.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Crock, of shit….

Patty_Melt's avatar

Like their cards, there are millions, and two or three work for me.

YARNLADY's avatar

I love the familiar, happy ending themes It’s like listening to the same Christmas music every year

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.

raum's avatar

I think they’re awful. But sometimes in that so-awful-they’re-good-again-kind-of way.

My SIL loves them though. So now I have an affection association with hallmark movies and having my in-laws visiting (whose company I actually enjoy).

Kardamom's avatar

I like some of them. Debbie Macomber is an author that I enjoy, and some of her stuff is on there. It’s kind of like comfort food TV.

filmfann's avatar

I had an idea for a movie, and didn’t finish a script. Years later, I found several elements of my story in several recent movies, including one from Hallmark, which I found very sweet.
But my idea was better.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

What was idea @filmfann? Which movie.

Sagacious's avatar

I don’t watch Christmas movies but it’s simply because Christmas is a religious holiday for us. We don’t seek Christmas “entertainment.”

ucme's avatar

I am not aware of this thing you speak of, but a poor xmas movie is like your mil naked…not something you want to see.

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ragingloli's avatar

Never heard of them.

johnpowell's avatar

I belong to pretty hard to get into TV pirate site. They have a section for just Hallmark stuff that is broadcasted to the net through torrents. Hallmark stuff gets around as much activity as “Carol’s Second Act”, a prime-time show currently airing on CBS. I can think of some people that should be looking for new jobs at CBS.

cookieman's avatar

I think my wife watches every single one of them. Our DVR is chock-full of Hallmark Movies — and it’s not just Christmas. They run seasonal movies year ‘round. After Christmas, it’ll be two months of Valentine’s movies, then Spring and Easter themes, then Summer romance and Christmas-in-July, then Autumn themes, and back around to Christmas.

She loves the warmth and predictability of them. Total comfort food entertainment.

My daughter just bought her a “This is my Hallmark Movie watching” mug.

Filmed mostly in Canada, they present a modern version of Norman Rockwell, small town, Americana that probably didn’t really exist for most people. It’s a total fiction, but it’s oddly comforting in an idealized way.

They’re problematic as the acting/writing quality ranges from daytime soap opera bad to generally good and the plots are 99% predictable. Also, all the lead actors are attractive, vaguely Christian, white people. All minorities and older people are relegated to supporting actors or background extras.

Coolhandluke's avatar

My wife watches these constantly and well, they’re addictive. Even for me.

JLeslie's avatar

I watch them now and then. I think mostly they are easy to predict Christmas stories of family and friends helping each other. It’s nice to watch happy stories. Sometimes they are a little too sickening sweet, or even boring.

Brian1946's avatar

I have an impression that it could be called the Hallmark/Lori Loughlin channel.

Is it true that in half of those movies, her character is married to the son of Santa Claus? ;-o

mazingerz88's avatar

The last Christmas movie I enjoyed was ELF with Will Farrel. At 51 I’m done with Christmas movies I think. Wouldn’t mind revisiting a few Christmas animated films though.

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