Yep, yep. I could have written your post, lol. But you forgot that they always have a hot cup of cocoa at the ready, too. And they plan to marry, with one of them uprooting their entire life from another state, but they didn't even kiss until the end of the movie, lol.
I record them for my 90something Mom, because Christmas is her favorite holiday (me too) and it's cozy with lots of decorations and Christmas activities. They are running on the tv, but I do other stuff for most of them. I actually watch if it seems like a different story than the typical romance. Even then, I may watch because of LOCATION and you get some of the Christmas customs from elsewhere, such as New Orleans, or New Mexico with Southwest Christmas traditions. But I mostly like the ones that have a magical element to them.
Since they rerun all of them, if I come across some that are less formulaic, I'll give you a heads up. In fact, I already started my annual Christmas thread (I know, it's very early, but) because I found out the kid who was in the classic, A Christmas Story, is grown up and making a sequel (A Christmas Story Christmas) and bringing his own kids to his family home to have Christmas. It's set in the 70s.
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