Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic, but I think there is no season like Hallmark season.
When I was younger, I used to watch the Christmas movies with a lot of expectations. I couldn’t wait to become a flawless, successful woman with a charming man who could rock both a flannel and a suit. These couples make the Christmas season look picture-perfect, decorating Christmas trees, making gingerbread houses and waltzing around in the snow.
My personal favorites are any of the movies where the lead becomes a princess. I love public relations, but if I were given the choice, I would choose to be a princess in a heartbeat.
At 20, I’m still waiting to be as flawless as the leading ladies, but I realize not everything in those movies is completely accurate.
For one, it does not mysteriously snow during the first kiss. Maybe if I lived up north it would, but I have not experienced that. If there is a misunderstanding between a couple, I would hope any couple would work it out better than the on-screen couples do. I’m still trying to figure out how to get that perfect hair like the actresses I see (if you’ve figured it out, please contact me). Even though so many of these things aren’t as they are advertised, they still got the heart of the season right.
I can’t wait to do all of the Christmas things this holiday season. I’ve been watching the shows for a few weeks now, and this joy is exactly what we all need this year. I know this semester has been so hard for most of us, and a lot of people I know have experienced immense loss this year. Many of us live with depression that can make it difficult to do simple tasks. Quarantine can also be a huge disruption in the semester and can lead to disappointment for so many of us. There is no way to fix anything that has happened over the course of the semester, but I would like to offer a small band-aid for some of the bad.
Whether you genuinely enjoy the movies like I do, or like to make fun of them like my boyfriend, I want to encourage you all to sit down and watch a Hallmark movie while being home.
There are plenty of titles to choose from. Pick out one you can relate with the best, make some tea, grab a warm blanket and enjoy whatever the actors get themselves into.