It is the time of year when the holidays are officially upon us. Thanksgiving is still being digested, Black Friday turbo-charges the gift-buying activity, and the Hallmark Channel is ramping up its Christmas agitprop to near 24/7 levels of yuletide inundation.
Okay, that last part is not entirely accurate. Hallmark has actually been piping in these films for weeks already, and the visions of sugar plums are being displayed on no fewer than three networks this season. The network has not only capitalized on the holiday but audiences have responded. Many enjoy these cinematic snowflakes, including one editor here with a preference for hilariously bad films.
Ratings for these innocuous chestnuts are always growing, so Hallmark debuts more titles each year. But it does so at the expense of the soul of this nation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.