Senior Project Advisor
holiday, Christmas, romantic comedy, rom-com, films, movies, Hallmark, Netflix
This study analyzes and categorizes 25 holiday romantic comedy films released between 1938 and 2021. It examines how this genre of film developed and evolved over time. It concludes that Hallmark and Netflix have both had large influences on the holiday romantic comedy genre. This study also discusses the results of a survey regarding people's holiday rom-com habits and opinions. It determines that audiences' opinions shape genre, and therefore it is likely that future holiday romantic comedies will remain lighthearted and comforting, while also becoming more inclusive regarding sexuality, ethnicity, and culture.
Perez, Mariah, "It's the Holiday Rom-Com Season" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 582.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Romantic comedy films--History and criticism; Holiday films--History and criticism
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Hallmark Channel (Television network); Netflix (Firm)
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