Hallmark Hell And More: An Icy Look At The Sleighload of Christmas Specials

Here it is two days before Christmas, which means we’re almost to the end of the pestilent parade of inane Christmas specials. Every year it’s the same old story. The shows can be broken up into the usual categories: Roaming bands of has-beens, never-beens and sometime-before-the-Stone-Age-beens hit the screen to mangle the Christmas songs we know and love. “And now, I’d like to introduce a dear, dear friend of mine, Mario Lopez, who will sing `Silent Night.’ AAARRGGHHH!” Quirky, one-hour dramas have cutesy, dumb episodes about vagrants named Kris Kringle... Read More