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

December 20, 2021
00:00 30:31
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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.


“Why Are So Many People Obsessed with Hallmark Movies?”

“Hallmark Christmas Movies: Five Reasons To Be Careful”:

“Should Christians Be Concerned by the LGBTQ Direction in Hallmark Movies?”:

“How Should Christians Talk to Their Kids about LGBTQ Issues?”:

“Is It Possible to Be a Christian and a Modern Feminist?”:


“How Hallmark Takes Over Your TV Every Christmas” by Emily VanDerWerff, Vox

“Why Netflix Is Making Hallmark Christmas Movies” by Caroline Fox, Screenrant

“The Impact of Coronavirus on Cable TV is Mixed” by Brad Adgate, Forbes


CPCW Episode 13: “Four Types of Prayer Every Believer Should Know”:

“I Want to Live in a Hallmark Film”:

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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 and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
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