Hallmark isn’t the only network with cheesy holiday movies

We have officially reached Peak Christmas Movie season. Last year, millions of viewers discovered the soothing, gingerbread-sweet (some might say saccharine) escapism of Hallmark Channel’s annual “Countdown to Christmas,” a cascade of cookie-cutter TV movies, the vast majority of which conclude with a chaste, heterosexual kiss under a small town’s twinkling Christmas tree. This year,...