We all know the left attacks everything good. If somebody is happy, they want them unhappy. If somebody is straight, they want them gay. If they’re white, libs want them black. If they’re free, they should be enslaved. We all know this and expect it, but it’s always a surprise when the left attacks something you don’t expect. The latest in evil white things… Hallmark Christmas movies. No shit.
Unless you’re a holiday die-hard or a regular Hallmark viewer you may be wondering why this matters. Let’s begin with the obvious statement that holiday-themed viewing plays a huge role in the annual traditions of all kinds of families. So, yes, this is a cultural representation issue and one made especially disheartening when you take into account the way these movies sell a nostalgia for a false, if durable, vision of an America that never existed. But it’s also a problem of hiring and economics.
Sugar-spun traits of “real” America dominate Hallmark’s movie plots through the year, in fact. Plots typically involve characters from or living in the mythological small towns of “real” America, melting the hard hearts of big-city folks or bah humbug grinches with their honest optimism and pure, decent values.
Not to be outdone, Slate and NPR jumped into the whole thing. If you even care, you can read their take at the above link.
I have a friend with a wife that loves these things. I made sure to send him a note about this so he could tell his wife to quit watching this evil stuff. I suggested the LGBTQ channel for some quality entertainment.