Hallmark movies are overrated

Emma Lazarczyk, Staff writer

It’s that time of year. Christmas music playing, neighbors stringing lights on rooftops, Christmas trees filled with childhood ornaments and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. These are the best things about the Christmas season. Notice how I didn’t mention Hallmark movies?
Hallmark movies do not even compare to all the other amazing aspects of Christmas time. A young woman overflowed with hardship finds out she has a deadly disease when she meets her “Prince Charming”— a cute, young doctor who she falls in love with. After three weeks, they get married and live happily ever after.
The same story over and over again.
Hallmark Christmas movies are overhyped. Every year, Hallmark spends thousands of dollars creating the exact same movie they did the previous year, but with different actors. All these productions have the same, unrealistic love story plot.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love Christmas movies. “The Grinch,” “Elf” and “Home Alone” are a few of my favorites. These movies show what Christmas is all about, rather than the sappy, fairy-tale love story in Hallmark movies.
I do love a good love story, but Hallmark movies have the same repetitive, unrealistic plot every time.
I am not a grinch and I love the holidays, I just think that Hallmark movies have no place being a part of the joy-filled season.