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Mr.Bill

(24,238 posts)
Mon Nov 28, 2022, 07:38 PM Nov 2022

Every year it enters our home like a plague.

It never gets better, in fact, it seems to worsen. For reasons I can't understand, my wife welcomes it, while I abhor it.

You guessed it. I'm talking about Lifetime Network Christmas movies.

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Every year it enters our home like a plague. (Original Post) Mr.Bill Nov 2022 OP
Just be thankful it isn't Hallmark Christmas movies. Scrivener7 Nov 2022 #1
Actually she watches those, too. Mr.Bill Nov 2022 #3
A while back I started to wonder if it was unhealthy for me to always default to watching Scrivener7 Nov 2022 #15
I saw this one... EYESORE 9001 Nov 2022 #2
Hmm. I thought you were talking about leftieNanner Nov 2022 #4
Funny you would mention that. Mr.Bill Nov 2022 #7
I have a terrible sweet tooth leftieNanner Nov 2022 #8
Ambitious young woman's car breaks down in Tetrachloride Nov 2022 #5
Lifetime likely has some type of crime involved LeftInTX Nov 2022 #14
a coworker raves about Hallmark movies Skittles Nov 2022 #6
Oh, yuk. Those and the Hallmark ones. Ocelot II Nov 2022 #9
Ha ha, I do laugh at my BIL HE knows all the actors of the Christmas movies and he has favorites!!! a kennedy Nov 2022 #10
I hate the movies, but I think I'd like your BIL. Scrivener7 Nov 2022 #16
Yeah Faux pas Nov 2022 #11
i just don't watch. tho, it was playing in a dental office. made my brain hurt. pansypoo53219 Nov 2022 #12
I feel your pain. Mr.Bill Nov 2022 #13

Scrivener7

(50,911 posts)
15. A while back I started to wonder if it was unhealthy for me to always default to watching
Tue Nov 29, 2022, 09:19 AM
Nov 2022

true crime murder and mayhem programs. So I subscribed to Hallmark and watched, maybe, two movies. I quickly went back to the murder and mayhem, realizing it was MUCH less damaging to my mental health.

EYESORE 9001

(25,908 posts)
2. I saw this one...
Mon Nov 28, 2022, 07:42 PM
Nov 2022

Ambitious young woman leaves home in wholesome middle America to pursue her profession in the big bad city….meh, you know the rest…

Mr.Bill

(24,238 posts)
7. Funny you would mention that.
Mon Nov 28, 2022, 07:56 PM
Nov 2022

I just returned from the grocery store, where I resisted that yet again. Just too many calories. I know I will will give in, though. I like it hot with brandy.

leftieNanner

(15,062 posts)
8. I have a terrible sweet tooth
Mon Nov 28, 2022, 07:59 PM
Nov 2022

But I really dislike eggnog. Not sure what it is.

I bought a carton for my husband.

I'll just go for the hot brandy, OK?

Tetrachloride

(7,816 posts)
5. Ambitious young woman's car breaks down in
Mon Nov 28, 2022, 07:52 PM
Nov 2022

front of the only blacksmith of snowbound New Hampshire. The only food available is applesauce, peppermint schnapps, cappuccinos, vegetables from winterized greenhouse and pecan pie.

Ocelot II

(115,587 posts)
9. Oh, yuk. Those and the Hallmark ones.
Mon Nov 28, 2022, 08:09 PM
Nov 2022


However, if you want to watch a sort of an anti-Hallmark Christmas series, check out Home For Christmas on Netflix. It's about a thirty-ish woman whose family has been relentlessly pestering her about finding a new boyfriend and husband prospect ever since her former boyfriend, whom her mom adored, dumped her three years ago. So she makes up a story about having started dating a new guy whom she will bring to the family dinner on Christmas Eve - and she has only a month to find one. It sounds awful and (ick!) heartwarming, but it isn't; it's goofy and funny and very bawdy. The Hallmark aficionados would hate it but I thought it was a hoot. If you don't mind subtitled shows (this one probably couldn't get made in the US), check it out.

a kennedy

(29,617 posts)
10. Ha ha, I do laugh at my BIL HE knows all the actors of the Christmas movies and he has favorites!!!
Mon Nov 28, 2022, 08:33 PM
Nov 2022
When I first found out he watched them I kidded him saying oh Mary, his wife, watches them and you do too, he goes nope it’s me that enjoys them.

Scrivener7

(50,911 posts)
16. I hate the movies, but I think I'd like your BIL.
Tue Nov 29, 2022, 09:22 AM
Nov 2022


He seems like a guy who knows himself and does what he damn well pleases!
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