George Krissa and Jonathan Bennett in The Holiday Sitter Photo: Hallmark Channel Earlier this month, the Hallmark Channel premiered its first-ever Christmas movie centered on a gay couple . In the recent history of the network’s gradual move toward diversifying its uber popular yuletide programming, this was a bit of a milestone! Now, despite being a person who generally enjoys Christmas—in a secular, festival of lights in the grim dead of winter kind of way—I am not a person with much time for the treacly, prepackaged, cheap sentiment that I understand to be the cornerstone of these type of low-budget, made-for-TV/streaming flicks. But I’ll be damned if I wasn’t curious about what Hallmark might do with a gay story. […]
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