43 minutes | Dec 22nd 2020

Episode 260: Hallmark Christmas Movies

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the popularity of Hallmark Christmas movies. Support Past Present on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pastpresentpodcast Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:  The Hallmark Christmas movie is a bona fide super-genre. Niki referred to this New Yorker article about how the form took over cable television, and Natalia drew on this piece at The Lily about the tradition of hate-watching the films.   In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History: Natalia recommended Noreen Malone’s Slate article, “How the School Reopening Debate is Tearing One Elite Community Apart.” Neil discussed the Netflix series, Casa de Flores. Niki shared Kat Eschner’s Smithsonian Magazine article, “The Un-Christmassy Origin of Gingerbread Houses.”
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