Do you enjoy spending the early morning hours with “Golden Girls,” “Frasier” and “Reba”?
If so, you’ll have to get your insomnia-induced fix somewhere else, because IT’S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS SEASON ON HALLMARK CHANNEL MFERS!!!!
Yes, yes … we’re still in the middle of Decorative Gourd Season, but we’ll put that aside for now.
So what are some of the holiday goodies this year? Let’s start with “You, Me & The Christmas Trees,” starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Harvey.
“Olivia is Connecticut’s resident expert on evergreens, who, just days before the holiday, agrees to help Jack, a fourth-generation Christmas tree farmer in Avon. A mysterious illness has befallen their firs, causing them to die out and threatening his family’s 100-year-business. As Olivia tries to get to the root of the problem and extends her stay in town, she and Jack spend more time together and feelings begin to develop.”
I hope Olivia doesn’t have any problems driving on Avon Mountain. Suzi’s parents live nearby, and her mother is NOT a fan of that road.
Meanwhile, Lauren is in a bit of a pickle in “Boyfriends of Christmas Past.”
“Leading up to Christmas, marketing executive, Lauren, is visited by the ghosts of four ex-boyfriends. She must learn to open her heart or risk losing her best friend, Nate.”
Hmmm … I wonder how that will turn out. Not enough to actually … watch — we don’t subscribe to Hallmark Channel, pity — but maybe someone can clue me in.
I could go on … and on … and on … because it takes a lot of movies to fill 24 hours a day for two months, even counting repeats, but a man can only handle so much fun.
Apparently, the good folks at Hallmark Channel haven’t seen the blockbuster potential of “A Courtroom Christmas” (or just don’t want to give Suzi a producer credit and the megabucks that would ensue), but I know of another story that would be right up their alley.
It’s about an introverted New Yorker who moves to Maine to get away after a divorce. There, he meets a delightful woman for weekly talks over Snapple on a park bench, and as the temperature cools … etc., etc., etc.
I’m not the guy to write this story, but I know the guy who is, should he be so inclined. Although, to be honest, the way the story is flowing, I think I’d prefer him bringing it in for a landing on his own schedule, not that of a Christmas movie.
Even if Danica McKellar was available.