Watch Jimmy Kimmel Condense Every 2018 Hallmark Holiday Movie Into One Totally Nonsensical Mashup
Hallmark released a record 38 new Christmas movies in 2018 — the originally announced 36, plus two bonus films — and while we’re enjoying each and every one of them, Jimmy Kimmel is more than a little overwhelmed.
“How can there be that many?!” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host asked during the Tuesday, December 18, episode of his late-night show, joking that this year’s output was “more holiday movies than anyone could ever possibly watch.” With that in mind, he took the liberty of condensing the festive films into one mashup.
The trailer for the fake Hallmark movie is nearly a minute long and features clips from Entertaining Christmas, A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, Road to Christmas, and A Majestic Christmas — among many, many others. The story doesn’t make a lot of sense — or any sense at all, really — but it does feature several familiar tropes.
“Hollywood star Johnny Blake thought he had it all,” the trailer begins, before taking a weird left turn. “But this Christmas, shoes are a girl’s best friend.” There are several other detours from there, including a plot about a lawyer who loves ice-sculpting, a young woman in need of a donor (for what, we don’t know), and a story that involves Chad Michael Murray and Jerricka Hinton playing… twins.
Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes and Fuller House cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Lori Loughlin also appear in the trailer. But they’re not even the tip of the iceberg. For a story this epic — which was “shot entirely at Elvis Presley’s Graceland” — the movie needs at least a dozen other Hallmark stars, including Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Eric Mabius, Victor Webster, Merritt Patterson, Andrew Cooper, Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady, Brendan Fehr, Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, Luke Macfarlane, Jesse Schram, and even Happy the Dog.
The name of this fake movie? Reunited at Christmas at the Palace on Christmas in Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas Your Mom’s Dead at Christmas.
“You know how many movies about Hanukkah they made?” Kimmel quipped. “None! Zero! Non-ukkah!” Maybe next year.
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(photo via ABC/Randy Holmes)