Books that could—or should—be Hallmark Christmas movies<< All Articles
In case you’ve been living under a rock, I’m here to tell you that Hallmark Christmas movies (HCM) are officially A Big Deal. In the past few years, these touching movies have gone from being how you might pass the time while at home with a winter cold to Must See Television. In fact, the Hallmark Channel and Country Living teamed up this year on a special single-issue magazine called Countdown to Christmas. “Celebrating 10 years of feel-good watching, the Hallmark-movie-inspired ideas in Countdown to Christmas are sure to bring holly jolly joy and movie-set magic to your holidays for years to come!” My favorite part of this magazine—besides, let’s face it, every page—is the play-while-you-watch Bingo, which includes categories such as “Adorable Local Bakery,” “Wise-Beyond-Her-Years Child, and “Female Character Wearing a Red Coat or Puffer.”
Clearly there’s a market out there for those of us who love the simple happiness of these movies. I’ve been a Hallmark Christmas movie lover for a while, and a book lover my whole life, so it only makes sense that I went in search of books that evoked the joyful, cozy feeling of these sweet movies.