Wildfires, shootings, tornados, blizzards, politics. The news had gotten so discouraging, I started watching the business channel, but the ups and downs of the market were making me seasick. Even the comedy shows were anything but. TV was not enjoyable. I wanted to get away from all that. I checked, but there was no Calgon anywhere to be found.
I needed to find some escapism entertainment. I found the Hallmark Channel. They usually show mild movies, even though the story line is always the same – girl breaks up with boyfriend and returns home, meets first love who broke her heart. They renew their friendship while preparing for Christmas. There’s always a snow scene and a Christmas tree with all the trimmings and other decorations. Of course, there’s some misunderstanding, but everything works out and they live happily ever after.
These movies are just what I need for this stressful time. Unfortunately, there is one drawback. I want to put my Christmas tree up and start decorating, but I have to wait until after Thanksgiving to do that.