Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2017 #25: The Christmas Cottage

One of my favorite Looney Tunes shorts is 1954’s “Design for Leaving,” in which Daffy Duck plays a salesman for the Acme Future-Antic Push-Button Home of Tomorrow Household Appliance Company, Inc. His unfortunate target is Elmer Fudd, whose perfectly satisfactory…

Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2017 #24: Christmas Encore

In the previous recap, for MAGICAL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, I revealed my dislike for A CHRISTMAS CAROL in all its incarnations. You can imagine my reaction, then, when I discovered that CHRISTMAS ENCORE is centered around a production of that mouldering…

Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2017 #19: A Joyous Christmas

Rachel is the author of bestselling self-help books, and so right off we know that she is a horrible person who swindles people for a living. Just kidding. (So not kidding.) But to be perfectly honest, she’s not terribly appealing…

Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2017 #18: Finding Santa

Note: Things are a little behind here due to human and pet illness, as well as other work deadlines, so the recaps will be shorter than usual from here on out. Apologies from the management. As Jan Brady will tell…