This holiday, I challenged myself to watch as many Christmas movies as possible— across all platforms (TV/streaming). Given we still live in a COVID hellscape, this seemed like the safest option for me. Here are my takeaways:
— In the battle between Lifetime & Hallmark, Lifetime takes the lead in diversity and inclusivity… while Hallmark seems afraid to diverge from plots of NYC ad executives looking to find their holiday mojo in a small town Christmas tree lot.
— Netflix has some good contenders in Single All The Way and Love Hard. (The Christmas Prince belongs in a dumpster.)
— Hulu surprised me with Happiest Season and No Sleep ‘Til Christmas… these are decent options if the usual holiday storylines make you bored and gassy.
— If you like reality TV, you’ll like HBOmax’s 12 Dates of Christmas. I hate dating shows, so it made me want to drink curdled eggnog just so I wouldn’t have to watch it anymore.
— Disney+ is your place for holiday classics that you watched in the 90’s. It was a simpler time when Tim Allen was still popular and Macaulay Culkin wasn’t a 40-year-old weirdo.
Anything I’ve missed? Do you have any Christmas movie suggestions for me?
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