These Fake Christmas Movies Are Full Of Clichés And Tropes — And We Need Them Right Now

"Yes, Santa!"

There is already a solid stash of Christmas movies to binge-watch with your family, but there's always room for a few more — right? Each year the Hallmark Channel hits us with a batch of wholesome, festive, and unique original films and, just to poke a little fun, the James Franco-hosted Saturday Night Live episode parodied this yearly gift the network bestows upon us all.


"Christmas is almost here and, on the Hallmark Channel, we won't let you forget it with our Countdown to Christmas," an enthusiastic voiceover, courtesy of Cecily Strong, says. "From the people who bring you one-sentence greeting cards comes 21 full-length original Christmas movies."

One of our favorite Christmas movies is the first one featured, an offering titled Yes, Santa! starring Jessica Normal (aka Kate McKinnon) and Canadian hunk Chris Bearstick (aka Franco, whose episode inexplicably cut this hilarious sketch due to time constraints). In it, a woman named Lydia leaves a job in the big city to run her grandmother's Christmas tree farm. She runs into her old high school sweetheart (who is apparently Young Santa?) and sparks fly. In the end, she decides it's OK to cheat on her fiancé back in the big city because, well, he works too much. Sounds like an exciting one, right?

The voiceover goes on to joke that "it's quantity over quality and we are just blasting your ass with these" while pointing out that you'll be recognizing the actors and actresses in these films, trying to figure out where you know them from. Better yet? It's pointed out that all of the movies were shot over a month in Ottawa and you can tell they used the same sets — just look at the gazebo.

We won't get into the specifics of the other projects teases — like Kitchen Christmas Wish or Prince Santa — but we will say that they explore the tropes that make a Hallmark movie a Hallmark movie. These films are so identifiable and sort of out there that we will admit we wish they were very much real because we would devour each and every one of them.

Watch the LOL-worthy "SNL" sketch here:

(H/T: HuffPost)


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