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Christian Parent, Crazy World

with Catherine Segars

Why Are So Many People Obsessed with Hallmark Films? – Episode 21

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The Hallmark Channel has found a cash cow with their Countdown to Christmas, attracting around 80 million viewers during the 8-week event. These films are a cultural phenomenon. Why are they so popular? After all, they are predictable and a little cheesy. Why do we love them so much?

Catherine has a theory on that, which is both enlightening and entertaining. The answer is very significant both culturally and spiritually. In this episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, Catherine identifies what we are really looking for when we imbibe hours of this fluffy, feel-good entertainment. And then she points us towards what we really need.

ARTICLES REFERENCED:

“Why Are So Many People Obsessed with Hallmark Movies?” https://bit.ly/3swRhdL

“Hallmark Christmas Movies: Five Reasons To Be Careful”: https://bit.ly/3E7qPJK

“Should Christians Be Concerned by the LGBTQ Direction in Hallmark Movies?”: https://bit.ly/3e7wWDl

“How Should Christians Talk to Their Kids about LGBTQ Issues?”: https://bit.ly/3EeMTSP

“Is It Possible to Be a Christian and a Modern Feminist?”: https://bit.ly/3Ee14az

STATISTICS MENTIONED:

“How Hallmark Takes Over Your TV Every Christmas” by Emily VanDerWerff, Vox https://bit.ly/3H06cB6

“Why Netflix Is Making Hallmark Christmas Movies” by Caroline Fox, Screenrant https://bit.ly/3GVQHKr

“The Impact of Coronavirus on Cable TV is Mixed” by Brad Adgate, Forbes https://bit.ly/3padw76

PODCASTS & BLOGS REFERENCED:

CPCW Episode 13: “Four Types of Prayer Every Believer Should Know”: https://bit.ly/30Hpz2a

“I Want to Live in a Hallmark Film”: https://catherinesegars.com/2019/11/26/i-want-to-live-in-a-hallmark-film/

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Episode Image Credit: Getty/Svitlana Tytska
December 20, 2021
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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. This homeschooling mama of five has a master’s degree in communications and is earning a master’s degree in Christian apologetics. Catherine helps parents navigate through dangerous secular landmines to establish a sound Biblical foundation for their kids. Author of the e-book Five Myths about Motherhood That Make You Feel Mere, And Why They're Wrong, Catherine is also passionate about helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at www.catherinesegars.com and connect with her on Facebook.
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