It seems like every holiday season, the number of made-for-TV Christmas movies increase exponentially. You might think they would have run out of Christmas themed story lines by now, but then you’d be underestimating the creativity of production execs in this most marketable time of the year. Call me cynical, but I’ve reached my saturation point. If I’ve seen one yuletide tale, I’ve seen them all—a dull parade of re-worked, updated, variations of every Christmas movie ever made.
So why watch rehashed holiday fare that’s as stale as Aunt Mable’s holiday pound cake, when you can be creating your own Christmas season entertainment? And I’ve made it easy for you to get started with this all-purpose do-it-yourself story template. So fire up your word processor and begin writing the next undistinguished story complete with forgettable characters, old clichés, and unimaginative plots that are as predictable as the Winter Solstice.
Instructions: Just fill in the blanks to create your own customized made-for-TV storyline.
A (enter #1) (enter #2) (enter #3) a (enter #4) by (enter #5) and (enter #6)
c: recently divorced
a: department store executive
b: newlywed couple
d: single mother
e: paroled convict
a: tries to revive
e: shuts down
a: small New England town
b: downtown soup kitchen
c: multinational corporation
d: failing television station
e: used car lot
a: stealing a reindeer from the city zoo
b: joining the community Christmas choir
c: impersonating a shopping mall elf
d: kidnapping Santa Claus
e: going back in time
a: ends up working at the North Pole toy factory.
b: discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
c: reunites with the family abandoned years ago.
d: gets the enthusiastic support of the community.
e: creates the world’s largest Christmas fruitcake.
Merry Christmas from New Media Age!