My husband LOVES Hallmark movies, and Christmas Hallmark movies are apparent the best of all Hallmark movies. He DVRs every one of them, and we watch them together. He likes them because there’s no explicit sex and no cursing. The endings are always happy, the love stories are sappy, and people are either wonderful or terrible – very little gray area there.
“A Very Merry Mix-Up” is sort of a take-off on “While You Were Sleeping.” She goes to the wrong house for Christmas. It’s a good movie. Not very original, you know what’s going to happen, but it’s good.
Two of them were so bad last night that he actually deleted them. When Larry deletes a Hallmark movie, you know that it stinkith much.
I’m beginning to think that the Hallmark movies may be why one daughter lives in Japan and the other in California. Really, I’m teasing. It’s sort of fun to watch and think about how I would change the plot or rewrite the scene so that it isn’t so predictable. I’m practically on a first name basis with the actors now. It’s like the BBC. They recycle the same actors and actresses over and over.
Do you see what I mean? Look at the two collages. You might think the movies are the same because of the actors and actresses. Read the titles. Some of them are the same, but others are different movies with the same people. It’s a little disorienting.
I actually like most of the movies. The actors look like real people. Most of the actresses are not the stick figures in Hollywood movies. They look like us and our friends. The men are not impossibly handsome, either, though they’re good looking enough.
If you don’t see Lacey Chabert at least four times, it isn’t a Hallmark Christmas.
If you want clean Christmas movies on TV, here’s your guide. Watch with your family and guests. You won’t have to worry about being embarrassed by bad language or sex scenes.