In Defense of the Hallmark Movie
Good-time films get bad rap as chick-flick slam misses point of pointless fun and diversion
I’ll defend Hallmark movies to my dying breath. Like most things that women like, they’ve spent decades as the butt of a universal joke, but it’s time to retire the superiority complex and face the facts.
Sometimes, I don’t want to watch a movie about the bleak realities of the human condition – we’re already living them, babe! I’d much rather step into the Hallmark movie alternate universe, where nothing is ironic, nobody watches the news, and everybody’s apartment is nice enough to have a kitchen island even though they all live in New York.
In our troubled times, the wide-eyed, saccharine earnestness of a Hallmark movie is a salve for the soul. So judge me all you want, but I will never apologize for wanting to watch a borderline-nonsensical parable about Candace Cameron Bure discovering the magic of Christmas in boot-cut jeans. Let yourself enjoy things! Watch a Hallmark movie!
Hallmark Recent Releases
Snowkissed: The tale of a travel-averse journalist meeting a handsome B&B owner.
A Winter Getaway: A love story with a case of mistaken identity, of course.
Classic Hallmark Movies
Christmas Town: A woman gets stuck in a sleepy, Christmas-y town and finds a home.
The Lost Valentine: A journalist is hired to tell the story of a woman who is still waiting for her husband to return from World War II.
Hallmark movies are available to watch on W Network or can be streamed on the Global TV app.