Hallmark Christmas Cultural Caricature

I probably won’t get back to The Feminine Mystique posts before the New Year begins, but I am reading and taking copious notes. At least I was, but now I need to take an extended detour to finish preparing for the last week of the Christmas season. I want to give the posts the time and thought they deserve so I’m putting them on hold for a bit.

In the meantime, one of our daughters shared this with me this afternoon and it is just too gosh darn funny not to pass on. Before you watch this short video (2:28 total length), a few disclosures:

  • We watch a few Hallmark Christmas movies every year, have watched one so far, and will no doubt watch a couple more. I can still make fun of myself, which I think is a good thing.
  • I know it’s fluff and the corniest version of romance ever created
  • There is one off-color word used in the video.
  • SNL is not usually family friendly fare, but they nail it this time. It’s an excellent caricature.
  • This is hilarious, to me at least. Enjoy!

 

4 thoughts on “Hallmark Christmas Cultural Caricature

  1. Bike Bubba says:

    Awesome spoof. My kids subjected me to a Hallmark movie once, one that inexplicably got decent ratings on IMDB (I guess nobody’s perfect), and it was one of those times that I had to recover from the saccharine sweetness with a bit of heavy metal.

    Merry Christmas, and look forward to more on the lifestyles of the female, bored, entitled, and privileged.

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  2. Crystal Keller says:

    Lol. Just watched. Funny. Have you watched Eclipse 6 sing “The Greatest Snowman” it’s worth a watch if you’ve seen Greatest Showman.

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  3. Elspeth says:

    @Bike Bubba:

    I know a few people who love those movies, and I think they are a huge cash cow for Hallmark.

    I admit that I find them an excellent veg out tool. They’re a lot more PC in recent years but it is still a certainty that there will be no profanity, no fornication, and no inebriation in them.

    I suspect that’s why they are so popular despite the saccharine, formulaic dialog and plots.

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