Way, way, way too many Christmas Movies!

Bear in mind that this is coming from someone who not only loves Christmas movies, I have always loved Hallmark Christmas movies. But I am not a fan of Hallmark’s decision to show Christmas movies non-stop since October. And now Lifetime.

Churning out so many has resulted in movies that are, and I’m sorry to say it, truly terrible, stupid, charmless, and devoid-of-true-any-true feeling. And while this has always been a problem with Christmas movies, now they all really are the same movie over and over again. Worse. Starting so early and showing so many so relentlessly also completely dilutes the specialness of their holiday-ness. I am already sick to death of them.

Here is a list of some good ones, however, and there are none that are very recent. Note: this is tv movies only.

A Season for Miracles
A Diva’s Christmas Carol
The Nine Lives of Christmas
The Spirit of Christmas
A Royal Winter
A Very Nutty Christmas
Dear Santa
The Flight Before Christmas
Crown for Christmas
The Christmas Train
Journey Back to Christmas
Love at the Christmas Table

A store on Bleecker Street getting ready for Christmas.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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