Can You Handle It?

Aside from Christmas, it is another season. Of course, this one comes several times a year–usually four times to be exact. What season is it?

Hallmark movie season.

Sure, Hallmark has it’s own channel on cable now. And for them and the Lemon Channel, I really miss my cable but I digress. This is the time when the card company makes a special just for TV Christmas movie.

This year’s special was A Christmas with Holly based on a novel of a different name. The story: When his sister dies, a man finds himself guardian of a little girl who refuses to speak. He decides to return to his hometown, a small island off Seattle (thankfully not the one with the Wickerman). There he meets the brand new owner of a toy story who was jilted just 6 months prior. Through the magic of an amazing fairy house (Which I’m not ashamed to say that I covet), the three people form a family.


Yes, I do watch Hallmark movies for their ‘feel good’ moments.

But I also watch them for the commercials.

Every single sappy one of them. Hallmark movies are the only times that I don’t use the commercials for breaks. I’d rather miss a minute of the show than miss a commercial. This year, unlike the previous ones, my children didn’t join me on the couch. They saw the tissue box and ran for their rooms to crank up the radio. I was sad that this year they didn’t have the vintage commercials they’ve been running, but they did have one of my favorites which is the one where the two daughters are helping their parents move and they find a stash in their father’s drawer of every card they ever gave him.

My parents kept the cards they exchanged or where given over the years so I can relate.

Especially as today is my father’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!

And yes, I did give him a Hallmark Card.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to Can You Handle It?

  1. danrshaw says:

    It would be ok if they Hallmark channel hadn’t started showing Christmas movies 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. Of course if it wasn’t for them showing Christmas movies non stop one would think there are very few Christmas movies that have been made outside of the classics and Home Alone junk.

    I think it was the TVLand that ran I Love Lucy reruns with all their original commercials for awhile. It was real strange watching smoking commercials again.

    Happy birthday to your dad. He must have done something right in his life cause he had you.
    Of course I haven’t verified this with him…LOL

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