Liberals want everyone to be sad, dysfunctional and lonely like they are. Some soy boy named Zachary Jason watched a bunch of Christmas specials on the Hallmark Channel, and it reinforced his hatred of Donald Trump’s America.
After watching a few of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas films, the network’s burgeoning red-state appeal comes into focus. As much as these movies offer giddy, predictable escapes from Trumpian chaos, they all depict a fantasy world in which America has been Made Great Again. Real and fictional heartland small towns with names such as Evergreen and Cookie Jar are as thriving as their own small businesses, and even a high school art teacher (played by Trump supporter and the face of Hallmark, Candace Cameron Bure) can afford a lavishly renovated Colonial home. They brim with white heterosexuals who exclusively, emphatically, and endlessly bellow “Merry Christmas” to every lumberjack and labradoodle they pass. They’re centered on beauty-pageant heroines and strong-jawed heroes with white-nationalist haircuts. There are occasional sightings of Christmas sweater–wearing black people, but they exist only to cheer on the dreams of the white leads, and everyone on Trump’s naughty list—Muslims, gay people, feminists—has never crossed the snowcapped green-screen mountains to taint these quaint Christmas villages. “Santa Just Is White” seems to be etched into every Hallmark movie’s town seal.
I looked up the author’s biopage. His Twitter page is a treat, too. I can understand his resentment of attractive, successful people. I’m not into sappy Christmas movies myself. ‘Die Hard.’ ‘Scrooged.’ ‘Bad Santa’ are much more my pace. But the loathing and hatred toward people experiencing joy… nope, that’s not something I experience. I don’t harbor resentment toward happy people who have good lives. I guess that’s why I’m not a leftist.