Written by November 29, 2019–
URL of the original posting site: https://redrightdaily.com/grinchy-liberals-now-attack-the-hallmark-channel-in-new-battlefield-on-the-war-on-christmas-and-demand-change/
From October to the first week in January there is one channel that dominates cable television and it’s the Hallmark Channel. As a father of three girls I can tell you I’ve watched (unwillingly) every Hallmark Christmas movie at least three times by Thanksgiving (except for any new releases). Keep in mind this is also the same channel that airs another cable ratings busting show “When Calls The Heart” which makes me want to punch myself in the face. Don’t get me wrong the show is wholesome, well written, and has good messaging; it’s perfect for my girls and they watch it with their mother. I’m just clearly not the demographic for this show as a middle-aged “bro.”
Well, liberals who hate everything successful and good have now decided it’s new battlefield on Christmas is the Hallmark Channel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the channel is “too white,” and has too much Christmas.
Here’s what the Hollywood Reporter had to say…
Of the network’s record 24 original holiday movies this season, four of them have black leads. And that’s down from last year, when five of its 21 original holiday movies had black leads.
Countdown to Christmas programming started the week before Halloween this year and represents more than two-thirds of Hallmark Channel’s yearly original movies. This year’s titles include Write Before Christmas (airing on Thanksgiving night), Christmas at the Plaza, Christmas Town, Christmas at Dollywood and, airing on Christmas, When Calls the Heart Christmas.
Missing from Hallmark’s festive roster? Any other religion in the title. That’s especially interesting given that Hallmark last year announced that it would be producing two Hanukkah movies in 2019 — Holiday Date (Dec. 14) and a Double Holiday (Dec. 22). Double Holiday is a romance between a woman who is Jewish, while Holiday Date features a Jewish guy pretending to be Mr. Christmas.
The Hollywood Reporter also decided it wanted to attack white people too…
“[H]allmark is delivering the dream of a white Christmas, just like the one’s audiences used to know.”
However, CEO Bill Abbott of Crown Media Family Networks that operates the cable channel hit back.
“I think that generalization isn’t fair either, that we just have Christmas with white leads. In terms of broadening out the demographic, it’s something we’re always thinking about, always considering and we’ll continue to make the movies where the best scripts are delivered to us and what we think have the most potential.”
Bill explained a bit about the religion issue:
“It’s hard if we start to slice up the pie, so to speak, and make movies based off of specific holidays. So, if we were to look at Kwanzaa, for example, or other religions and how they celebrate the holidays it’s a little bit more difficult because we don’t look at Christmas from a religious point of view, it’s more a seasonal celebration. … [O]nce you start to slice it more finely within individual religions it’s a little bit tougher to necessarily tell that story in a way that doesn’t involve religion and we always want to stay clear of religion or controversy.”
Bill doesn’t see Christmas as a “religious” holiday…
“I think Christmas has become almost a secular type of holiday more than Hanukkah, which really does have more of a religious feel. I think Hanukkah, from a religious point of view, is not necessarily as commercial and not necessarily as much about gift-giving and it’s really about what those eight nights signify from the religious point of view. So I’m not ruling it out as something we would not do but this is kind of our first foray into this type of double holiday mix with a lot of Hanukkah in both movies [and] a lot of the celebration of how those nights are celebrated and experienced by those who practice the religion.”
Abbott did…say that the Hallmark Channel is looking into more diverse leads to include LGBT.
Liberals are never happy about anything even when you give them what they want they’ll always say it’s never enough. But, his new “woke” movement is starting to get backlash. The saying “Go woke, go broke” is picking up steam, just look at the new “Charlies Angels” that was a complete flop. Hallmark should take heed they don’t want to end up like Chik-fil-A or they’ll go from winner to loser.