Monday, December 3, 2018

For the Love of Christmas Movies

Judy Penz Sheluk

I'll admit it. I love those impossibly cheesy holiday movies, the cheesier the better. In fact, I have a Holiday Movie Rating System (HMRS) that goes something like this (maximum 55 points):

Paper-thin plot or wildly implausible plot: 5 points

Female lead is either widowed, divorced, recently broken up with fianc√©  or can't seem to find true love: 5 points

Male lead is fabulously rich: 5 points (5 bonus points if female lead isn't aware of his money OR is not impressed by it)

Male lead seems nasty at first or has a not-so-hidden agenda: 5 points

Male lead has a best friend who's in love with the female lead and doesn't stand a chance: 5 points

Movie title sums up the entire plot line: 5 points

Movie title is a clever pun: 5 points [Seriously, don't you think MERRY Me at Christmas would have been a catchier title than MARRY Me at Christmas?]

Recognize the same actors/actresses in multiple cheesy movies: 5 points

Ending is completely predictable from the opening credits: 10 BONUS points!

Do you have a favorite cheesy Christmas movie? Something to add to my Holiday Movie Rating System?  Post a comment and let me know!

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