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What’s not mentioned in this piece is the big problem I have with modern Hallmark movies. The plot of these stories are any different from the rest of the romance movies they put out; they’re just set at Christmas. There was a time when Hallmark movies could also be family dramas and period pieces. I didn’t watch them so I can’t attest to how well they used Christmas, but now all they make are romance movies and crime dramas themed around HGTV type businesses or bookstores. There’s no variety and the plots are the same whether it’s Christmas or Arbor Day or Tuesday. They also don’t do any holiday animated specials anymore, even though they were just meant to sell some Christmas-themed stuffed animal. They were still fun for kids, which is how you get them to want what your selling so they can play in that world. It’s really a step downhill for Hallmark Christmas stories.