It's Not Christmas Without Hallmark Movies

It's Not Christmas Without Hallmark Movies

Now, these are what I call "Christmas classics."

"A Royal Christmas"

"Holidays With Holly"

"A Bride For Christmas"

These titles are far from Christmas classics. Yet, these are the sorts of titles I yearn for as soon as it is deemed socially acceptable to watch Christmas movies.

Nothing makes it feel more like Christmas to me than Hallmark movies.

Getting married after knowing each other for a week. Saying "I love you" before the two main characters have even kissed. Characters named "Holly" or "Nick."

These are only a few of the classic aspects of a Hallmark Christmas movie.

As soon as the movie has begun, the end is already clearly in sight. However, that doesn't make them any less addicting. The predictability instills a comfort that cannot be found elsewhere.

Since they're so predictable, too, they're much less of a time commitment than a traditional movie. Miss ten minutes? No problem - it'll probably only take about two minutes to figure out what you missed. Watching movies in bits and pieces is part of their charm.

No matter what, you always know there is a happy ever after waiting at the end.

Sure, the main girl will meet her love interest about five minutes into the movie. Yeah, the rich, job-obsessed guy is always the "bad guy." She may have a fiancé at the beginning, but not for long. Something wrong, but not totally unforgivable will happen about thirty minutes from the end, but you always know an emotional proclamation of love and a kiss in the snow will soon follow. If we're really lucky, there'll be a Christmas wedding just before the end credits!

Seeing one Hallmark movie is just like watching all of them, yet they never lose their charm.

I'll always love true Christmas classics like "White Christmas" or "Rudolph." However, these will never compare to my love for Hallmark Christmas movies.

Cover Image Credit: Hallmark Channel

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The Week Before Thanksgiving Break As Told By 'Elf'

Buddy knows exactly how you are feeling, trust me.

Thanksgiving break: The first time of the year you finally are able to have a break from your homework, to take a break from your diet, and watch Netflix to your heart's content.

Here are the exact moments you are probably feeling right now told by the one and only: Buddy the Elf.

1. Realizing how long the week is going to be:

2. When all of your professors decide to schedule four tests, six papers, and 10 homework assignments all during the last week before break:

3. Trying to eat all of the food left in your fridge before you leave:

4. Trying to make plans with all of your friends before you leave for the whole week:

5. Trying to stay positive throughout the week:

6. Not having to do any laundry because you know your mom will be doing it for you that weekend:

7. When you think you are losing your mind because it feels like this week will just never end:

8. "I'm definitely going to stick to my diet on Thanksgiving this year!"

9. Saying goodbye to your roommates for the week:

10. Finally making it through the long and dreaded week to be able to go home to your family and lots of food:

Even though we all know you are counting down the seconds to being able to snuggle up to your dog, spend time with your family, and have a week of doing absolutely nothing, stay as positive as possible! Buddy believes in you, and you should too! You've got this!

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39 Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Girlfriend

Don't stress over finding the perfect present for your woman, because everything a girl could want is right here.


As a girlfriend, I always look forward to the holidays or events where you receive presents from your significant other. Not that I love material things, it is just a great way for them to express how much they care about you.

My boyfriend has always done a great job when it comes to gifts and a lot of the things on this list are things he has gotten me in the past.

So here are some ideas for any guys who aren't quite sure what to get their lady or for any girls who want to share this to give their man a hint ;)

(For best results, mix and match a few of these.)

1. Flowers

2. Chocolates or favorite candy/food

3. Stuffed animals 

4. Gift card to their favorite clothing store

5. Gift card to a place that you can enjoy together 

Restaurant, theater, etc.

6. Cute socks 

7. Candle 

8. Heart felt card

9. Date night box

Fill a box with specific date night essentials. For example, Movie, popcorn, candy, pajamas, for a movie night together.

10. Face masks

11. Movie  

Buy her a movie you saw together or if you know of a movie you know she really loved or wanted to see.

12. Fuzzy blanket 

Fuzzy socks, fuzzy pillows. Girls love everything fuzzy.

13. Toys for their pet (If they have one)

14. Wine or favorite alcohol 

15. Make coupon book

1 free back massage, 1 free favor, etc.

16. Succulent 

17. Picture frame with a picture of the two of you 

18. Jewelry 

19. Lotion or perfume

20. Hand made craft

Paint or draw them something. It means so much more than a store bought gift.

21. Gift card to spa or nail salon 

22. Decorations for their room  

All girls love cute little knick knacks. TJ Maxx has the hook up.

23. Cute Mug 

You can even fill it with tea or hot coco.

24. Salt lamp 

25. Lava lamp

26. Diffuser and/or Essential oils

27. Nail polish 

28. T-shirt from her favorite band/artist/movie 

29. Poster of her favorite band/artist/movie

30. Cute new phone case

31. Hair accessories or products 

Scrunchies, bobby pins, hairspray, etc.

32. Art supplies 

Canvas, paint brushes, etc. Or supplies for any hobbies she has.

33. Monthly subscription box

It's the gift that literally gives all year! These are subscriptions such as Ipsy, FabFitFun, etc.

34. Donate to a charity or organization she is passionate about, Ivory Ella, etc. When you buy from Ivory Ella they donate a % to saving elephants, and if you donate to WWF you usual get a present as well, that can be part of your gift to show you donated.

35. Star map of the day you started dating

36. Matching friendship bracelets or necklaces

In relationships it is important to remember that you are best friends first.

37. Promise ring 

What girls love more than jewelry is jewelry that means something special!

38. Matching Underwear

39. Cook her a nice meal

Honestly, the best present is just something that she can tell you put a lot of thought and effort into. It isn't always about how expensive the gift was, it is just about how much you know her and the time you put into giving her a really special gift.

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