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Christmas time is here. The festive lights. The carols. The tree. The gifts. The return receipt you pray is under the tissue paper.
Yes, all of these are a part of the Christmas spirit. But what really ushers in the holiday for many? The start of Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movie collection.
For almost two months – because, let’s face it, Hallmark is really who determines our calendars – THC rolls out masterpieces like A Wish for Christmas, A Perfect Christmas, A Heavenly Christmas, or A Nutcracker Christmas. And of course, I couldn’t forget the cinematic masterpiece and Emmy award contender A Princess for Christmas.
Actually, my Christmas wish is to forget this but it’s seared into my brain. Forever.
Okay, so are the movies formulaic? Sure. Can the dialogue be a little cheesy? You bet. But chances are when you watch one, you suddenly find yourself smiling like an idiot and get a little excited when you see the struggling artist/cute shop owner/princess in hiding finally kiss her veterinarian/inn keeper/carpenter love interest in front of that illuminating Christmas tree as snow slowly falls around them.
And while the movies are the perfect companion for wrapping gifts, designing your family Christmas card, or writing your post about Hallmark Christmas movies, they can also be the start of a perfect drinking game. That’s right: drinking, and I don’t mean hot chocolate.
So, here’s my Hallmark Christmas movie drinking game list*. The movies may be rated TV G and the characters may get lit on peppermint egg nog, but that doesn’t mean you have to.
*Remember to drink responsibly and that also includes not drunk dialing your exes and asking if they starred in the Hallmark movie, An Asshat for Christmas.
Who says you have to wait until the story starts? Take a drink…
If the town has a population less than your high school graduating senior class, it’s the perfect backdrop to a Hallmark Christmas movie. Take a drink…
Shot, shot, shot, everybody! For this round, it’s simple: you take a drink when you see the love interest…
…and find this.
Dear, Santa. I have been a good girl this year. I would like this man in my house, sans shirt and his pants forever, doing my dishes. Love, Julie.
Time to refill those drinks because for this, you have to take a sip for every time someone randomly breaks out into caroling…
…or just chug your drink if they break out into a poorly choreographed hip hop routine.
(I’m looking at you, Sam Heughan, and what appears to be what you learned from watching Paula Abdul’s hip hop workout DVD, Get Up and Dance!)
Get ready to drain those glasses of Christmas rose and spiked egg nog: