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Sandra Benedetto: Hallmark Christmas Movie Adaptations

Sandra Benedetto: Hallmark Christmas Movie Adaptations

It’s the season of Goodwill and in this reblogged article, Sandra imagines what would happen if said goodwill seeped into some rather grim literary classics…

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1. Emma’s Redemption (adapted from Madame Bovary): After being rejected by her former lovers, Emma sells all of the luxury items that she bought on credit so that she can make a simple but lovingly prepared Christmas Eve dinner for Charles in a gesture of reconciliation. Stars Rebecca Gayheart and Tim Daly.

2. Coming Home for Christmas (adapted from The Mosquito Coast): After going off the grid with his family and becoming a paranoid tyrant, Allie has an epiphany — he knows that he can only make his wife and children happy by returning home in time to embrace a true capitalistic American Christmas. Stars Robert Carradine and Lori Loughlin.

3. Wedding Bells Jingle on the Moors (adapted from Wuthering Heights): Heathcliff, a melancholy and aging recluse, lives just long enough to walk his daughter Catherine down the aisle to marry the son that he’d always wanted…

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