Hallmark Christmas Movies. Once considered the very definition of “guilty pleasure”, this year it is reclassified as a necessary euphoric escape from the news of raging wildfires, Matt Lauer, Russia-gate and mystery Oreos (Fruity Pebbles? Eww!) For the last three weeks I have been binge watching and reviewing so many movies my head feels as light as spun sugar. Full disclosure - I am Jewish. So why my obsession with Christmas movies? It comes down to two words: Christmas Envy. That’s right. I said it. Christmas Envy. Or, to be more accurate Christmas Tree Envy. Christmas Cookie Envy. Christmas Movie Envy.
These movies, oh these Hallmark Christmas movies! Filled with characters with perfect teeth and a soft spot for puppies. The wholesome, beautiful characters are not just decking the hall, they are meeting angels, getting snowbound in cozy designer-worthy cabins and falling in love. Aah! Falling in love.