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It’s fluffy Christmas movies time again

It’s fluffy Christmas movies time again

Shorter days, longer nights, and chilly temperatures. This wonderful time of year is also when we are treated to brand new Christmas movies! Of course they’re all feel good movies that aim to give you the warm fuzzies. Needless to say, the folks behind these flicks have their work cut out for them for holiday season 2020.

The holiday season started early this year. The first Christmas movie aired on Netflix on October 28th: Holidate, about “two strangers who cook up a plan to be each other's fake family holiday dates.” What could go wrong? Nothing. Spoiler alert: they fall in love.

That’s just the beginning. The Hallmark Channel alone will air forty new Christmas movies this season. In fact, you can lay this trend at the feet of the Hallmark Channel, whose first Christmas original film One Christmas Eve debuted in 2002. Since then, and especially since the advent of Lifetime and especially Netflix, viewers have clamored for more, more, more. And after this most stressful of years, the people will at last get what they want.

Elle magazine’s “10 New Christmas Movies To Make You Forget 2020 For Two Hours” helps pare things down a bit. It’s worth noting that half of the offerings are on Netflix. It’s also worth noting that actual Hudson Valley parent Anni Krueger, stars in number four, A Taste of Christmas, which airs on Lifetime on November 20th. Krueger plays Natalie, who, when her cousin Francesca cancels the big opening of her Italian restaurant on Christmas Eve, makes it her mission to make the event happen. But, according to the list, “she's up against Chef Stefano (Gilles Marini), who believes the Christmas Eve deadline is impossible. Despite their differences, they come together to make some Christmas magic happen—and maybe cook up a little love, too.” 

The list is worth checking out, and the movies are all well worth your time, now more than ever. Make these holiday happy by snuggling up with some enjoyable movies!



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