Today we have a very important- dare I say life threatening- topic to discuss.
Every year we know it’s coming, we try not to think about it and the havoc it is going to wreak on our credit cards, but each year it arrives anyways.
That’s right, I’m talking about the holiday season.
The time that is supposed to be merry and bright and the season of giving, but instead causes more stress and craziness than any of us needs.
But, I’m not going to talk about that, instead I’m going to talk about my favorite aspect of the holiday season, and if you know me at all, i don’t even have to say it.
Hallmark Christmas movies, playing non-stop from November 1st through December 31st.
Many will roll their eyes, many will say, really you watch those, and many will act as though they think I’m insane when I tell them I have a favorite.
But, I don’t think I’m the only one who enjoys watching them, or else, why would they keep them on the air. Sure maybe I’m more open about my love for the movies than most, but I highly doubt I’m the only one to smile at the ending we all saw coming.
Personally I love the fact that I could sit down and write the plot of one of these movies.
Man and woman meet, they have something they don’t like about each other, whether it be their job, the other one is trying not to be in a serious relationship, but over a series of scenes set to a backdrop of fake snow, Christmas trees and holiday songs, they fall in love and kiss, the end, movie over.
See, I practically just wrote a new movie, all we need is a few famous actors and we are good to go.
That still doesn’t stop me from watching them, and looking up the times of the ones I knew I loved last year to try to be around to watch.
Hallmark Christmas movies are a staple of the holiday season, as much as people complain and groan when they release the non-stop schedule, we all know that there would be protests and very unhappy people if they cancelled them.
Me, I like them because they are predictable, they are silly, and yes they are unrealistic. they aren’t going to happen.
I’m never going to fly to a new city without my fiance, only to meet a person with the same name as my fiance’s brother in the airport, and travel with said brother to their home where I know no one, because fiance got held up at work, only to find out it wasn’t said fiance’s brother at all, just another person with the same name, only later on to realize I was never in love with my fiance, I’m in love with fake fiance’s brother, so I drop everything to be with this guy I’ve known for 3 days.
That would involve me having a fiance, and no boys are exactly scratching at my door.
I guess what I’m saying is that I really don’t care that they are never going to happen, I mean a spider is never going to bite me and I’ll wake up the next day with super powers either, but people love spider-man just the same.
Or maybe I’m just more of a romantic than most. either way, you can find me on Christmas Eve glued to the couch watching a hallmark movie.