November and December signal networks like the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime, and streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ to release brand new and classic movies that typically embody the Christmas spirit. These movies tackle themes like forgiveness, compassion, and family values, and feature dreamy winter wonderlands and a lavish aesthetic of red, white, green, and gold. They embrace the spirit of blah blah blah — you know the deal by now. Most of these movies are completely founded on a rich history of overused tropes and clichés that are implemented to instill the same comforting, familiar holiday vibes of films from long ago.