Here we go...
Tonight, Hallmark's 'Countdown To Christmas' kicks off with "Noel Next Door." Here's the plot summary: A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.
Lots of people like to hate on the sappy holiday stories, but the truth is, the reason they are so popular -- and so many new ones are made every year -- is because lots of people are watching them -- even if they pretend they aren't.
According to experts, the reason people love the Hallmark Christmas movies so much is because they provide a happy, mindless escape from all the ugliness we are exposed to every day, and those corny couple hours make us happy.
Make fun of them all you want … Hallmark holiday movies are here to stay.