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“On the Twelfth Day of Christmas” is a Hallmark Cliche

Samantha Hutchinson, Staff Writer

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It’s the holiday season, so you know what that means! More cliche Hallmark movies with exaggerated emotions! In “On the Twelfth Day of Christmas,” an exemplar of Hallmark Holiday fair, Maggie Chalke (Brooke Nevin) is shocked when she hears her college crush Mitch O’Grady (Robin Dunne) is back in town.

When Maggie learns Mitch does not love Christmas as much as he used to, she comes up with a plan to make him love Christmas again. Maggie is a writer and has been waiting for her big story, but when her big story ends up being her secret Santa gifts to Mitch, will she choose her integrity as a journalist or love? I bet you already know the answer.

While many people could argue this is a beautiful love story, if you have two eyes and a brain, you can easily see that this movie is nothing more than any other Hallmark movie. Emotions are exaggerated and every little problem is blown into an atomic bomb. Mitch thinks that Maggie was solely using him to further her career when she was just trying to help him get in the Christmas spirit. Of course he stormed off before she could explain.

While the movie is mostly unrealistic, it does have some references to how people writing in the newspapers think that tv news is not real journalism. However, the movie is mostly filled with unrealistic expectations of romance and over-exaggerated problems.

This movie is interchangeable with any other movie Hallmark has ever made, raising young girls who hope for some romance that will never happen and making married women hate their husbands because they aren’t cute and spontaneous like the men in Hallmark movies.

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“On the Twelfth Day of Christmas” is a Hallmark Cliche