Today I thought I would share a laugh with you. While I have been working on projects over the past few weeks I've found it quite entertaining to have a holiday movie on in the background. Hallmark and Lifetime channels have been more than happy to oblige me in the evenings.
This is a comedic take on everything I have learned about what it takes to make a holiday TV movie over the past six weeks. A few necessary elements required:
1) A heroine- lovable but too headstrong (usually blond)
2) She either:
- lives in a small town & works for family business or
- went to the big city because she's too good for the small town & has come home for the holidays
- her small hometown or
- her family
- the job she loves or
- her kids' dad
4) A potential dark haired suitor who is helplessly smitten by her. He is a kind, lovable:
- neighbor or
- lifelong friend or
- former military man
- and/or possibly a stranger who has suddenly appeared in town.
- Usually a manual laborer or someone who has left "success" for a simpler life who fixes things around her house and/or helps her with her kids or parents.
- big time meddlers or
- overly calm & full of wise advice or
- dead or
- being taken advantage of by some evil power often the evil boyfriend/suitor.
- always in front of a large crowd at his family's extravagant holiday party or
- her office party or
- at her family Christmas dinner
- and always in front of Kind Suitor
- the holding of a candle
- singing of Christmas carols
- bad behavior by Evil Suitor as he asks her to marry him
- Kind Suitor leaving town on his motorcyle or by hitchhiking and
- her finally, finally realizing Kind Suitor has always had her back & loves her family
Hope you're having a great day. I'm scrambling. Hope you have a very, very Merry Christmas!