Welcome back to another But I Digress…. Hallmark Christmas Movie Edition!! Man, the deep questions that these movies cause me to ask!!
Question #2 came from My One Christmas Wish
Seriously, am I getting jaded? I used to watch these movies and just take them for what they were. Now, I keep questioning things!
I just finished watching “My One Christmas Wish” Where Jackie Turner, after helping a group of troubled teens, embraces her own troubled past and realizes that she wants a family for the holidays. So, what does she do?? Why, she puts an ad on Craig’s List of course!! Offering $8.00 an hr for anyone who wants to be her family.
Beyond the copious plugs for Craig’s List (sorry Craig… Pretty sure Ebay, Amazon and Kijiji have kicked you out of the running!!) WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS?!? But, I suspended my questions and decided to roll with it. I mean, it’s Hallmark.
The responses started rolling in and Jackie realizes that there are other people out there looking for family as well. So, she decides to throw a party for all of these people to get together and find family… Again, good sentiment! But, she lost me when she started shoving children at couples so they could get to know each other and spend the holiday together. YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW THESE PEOPLE!! You met them on CRAIG’S LIST!!! They could want to EAT the children for Christmas for all you know!!
Even beyond that, what if the couples that come don’t like any of the children there? Well, that’s not traumatizing AT ALL!!
So, on top of everything, this was a true story. Apparently, this actually happened. A beautiful story if it all worked out. The sentiment is there. I really hope that the logic and love followed.