I’m not really sure why, but I’ve been watching a lot of the Hallmark Channel lately. They’re doing what they call the 28 Days To Christmas and are showing all Christmas related movies. Perhaps I’m watching because I’m trying to get into the holiday spirit. Either that or it’s a sorta white noise that I use while reading.
Whatever reason, all of the stories revolve around the holidays and they’re (for the most part) love stories. I have to say though, around 75% of them are totally hokey. Over the past week or two, I’ve probably watched — or tried to watch, around a dozen movies so far. Some are so-so, some are so stupid that I had to switch the channel to some other mindless drivel, but every once in awhile I’d hit on a pretty good story. Unfortunately, those are few and far between. The “Love at the Thanksgiving Parade” was switched within the first twenty minutes, as was “A Princess for Christmas”. The best one I’ve seen so far was last night’s “A Very Merry Mix-Up”. It was more cute than anything.
I pride myself on the fact that I really don’t watch a hellava lot of television, so I can’t explain my fascination for this particular channel. I can only imagine it’s the opportunity to actually watch something that has romance in it. Nowadays you really don’t find television movies with romance. It’s mostly car chases, cop stories, something violent so some sort of toilet humor that I personally cannot stomach.
What do you think? Do we really need to know what the Kardashiana are doing? Do we care? And I’m still trying to figure out the popularity of that Duck Dynasty business. Never sat down to watch it but did pause briefly while channel surfing. Is there something I’m missing when it comes to these reality shows?
I think I’ll stick with the Hallmark Channel for awhile longer … drivel and all.