It’s that time of year again when the TV shows go on hiatus and many of us fill the This is Us void with a selection of Christmas classics. For some of us that’s It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story. For others it’s Elf or Love Actually. And for everyone, of course, there’s the Hallmark movie.
Every Hallmark movie in existence is both an instant classic and completely indistinguishable from every single other one. Can you discern the nuanced differences between the plots of A Manhattan Christmas, The Christmas Spark and Santa’s Little Helper? Did you pick up on the fact that two of those were completely made up titles and the last one is actually the name of the Simpsons’ dog?
We’ve all collectively acknowledged at this point that every Hallmark Christmas offering is the same. They’re so similar, in fact, that Twitter has been roasting (and celebrating) the formula with the hashtag #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words. And it is so unbelievably accurate.
She’s an Angel or Something #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) November 28, 2018
Career driven woman. Local man #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words
— Jesse Barfield (@JesseBarfieldPi) November 28, 2018
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 28, 2018
So many interrupted almost kisses#HallmarkMoviesIn5Words
— Charck4🦈 (@Charck4) November 28, 2018
— Mark (@bbbtmenw) November 28, 2018
#HallmarkMoviesIn5Words The Elevator Music of TV .
— Uncle Haggis (@NutherFineMess) November 28, 2018
Cheesier than a Kraft single #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words
— David E (@DaSkrambledEgg) November 28, 2018
— Aphelion Solar (@AphelionSolar) November 28, 2018
White folks doing white things#HallmarkMoviesIn5Words
— Corey Miller (@StopEatingBees) November 28, 2018
What’s Getting Me Through 2018 #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words
— Kim Harrington (@Kim_Harrington) November 28, 2018
Whitest teeth in television history#HallmarkMoviesIn5Words
— L⛄️X (@LoxRedFox) November 28, 2018
— 🧠brainwash⛈ (@stan_venom) November 28, 2018
— Jenny Kalahar (@jennybookseller) November 28, 2018
— Jonathan Bennett (@JonathanBennett) November 28, 2018
Of course, Hallmark has their own opinion: Best. Movies. Ever.
They’re a little biased but okay.
We only need three 😂: Best. Movies. Ever. #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words 🎄❤
— Hallmark (@Hallmark) November 28, 2018
Anyone else have a sudden urge to put on a red and green sweater, bake up some Christmas cookies and watch Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls fall in love with Carmen Cortez from Spy Kids (yes, really)?