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EW's Holiday Movie Cliche Checklist

A guide to the similarities in this year's Christmas TV movies

You better watch out: An avalanche of new yuletide flicks is headed your way! As usual, these TV movies are stuffed with seasonal joy — and copious similarities. To better steer through the cheer, unwrap our third annual Christmas cliché comparison chart.

The Christmas Choir (Hallmark, Dec.6): Discovery of love, Decorating scene, Nod to dearly departed, Cheers alum as holy figure

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark, Dec. 13): Discovery of love, Airline mess: Stranded!, Decorating scene, Whoa! Fall off roof/ladder, Nod to dearly departed

Will You Merry Me? (Lifetime, Dec. 13): Discovery of love, Airline mess: Stranded!, Decorating scene, Whoa! Fall off roof/ladder, Comical car accident, Nod to dearly departed

Snow 2 Brain Freeze (ABC Family, Dec. 14): Decorating scene, Whoa! Fall off roof/ladder, Nod to dearly departed

A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (Lifetime, Dec. 20): Discovery of love, Decorating scene, Whoa! Fall off roof/ladder, Comical car accident, Nod to dearly departed

Christmas in Wonderland (ABC Family, Dec. 20): Discovery of love, Airline mess: Stranded!, Decorating scene, Whoa! Fall off roof/ladder

Our First Christmas (Hallmark, Dec. 20): Discovery of love, Decorating scene, Nod to dearly departed, Cheers alum as holy figure

Originally posted Nov 28, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints
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