The Plots of Hanukkah Romantic Comedies, If They Were Made By Hallmark
Eight Lonely Nights
A young, career-focused woman is constantly putting her demanding, high-paying job before her love life, which becomes all too clear when she finds herself alone on the first night of Hanukkah. When she finds herself trapped, re-living the first night of Hanukkah over and over again, she’s forced to reconcile that the true meaning of Hanukkah isn’t about presents — it’s about being present.
Meet Me Whenever Hanukkah Is
Two childhood best friends agree to get married if they both haven’t found anyone by the Hanukkah before their 30th birthday. But because neither of them know exactly when Hanukkah will fall that year, they each move back to their hometown for the entire month of December, and learn a lot about themselves — and love — in the process.
Under Your Spell
When an uptight community theater producer and the free-wheeling, zany director that’s new to town are forced to collaborate on that year’s Hanukkah pageant, they quickly clash over what the “correct” way to spell Hanukkah is. Once the pageant demands the two spend each waking day and night of Hanukkah together, the two opposites eventually realize they have a lot more in common than they thought, and also, that there are multiple accepted ways to spell Hanukkah.
Temple of Love
A young, extremely handsome, male widower with a chilly demeanor decides that he wants to raze the community synagogue (which just happens the place where he met and fell in love with his now deceased wife), in order to build a large number of high rise condominiums. He has until the last night of Hanukkah to change his mind. The only person who can make that happen? His dead wife.
The Long Island Prince
Down on her luck, a former party girl moves back in with her parents. Desperate for a job, she lies to a local Hebrew school and tells them she’s Jewish, even though the closest she’s come to Judaism is a marathon of Seinfeld. She quickly falls for another teacher before realizing he’s Jacob Prince, of the wealthy Long Island Princes. Can she convert religions before he finds out the truth? And if he does, will that convert…his heart?
The Missing Menorah
After taking her trusty electric menorah to the handyman for a bulb replacement, a plucky young woman quickly discovers that someone else accidentally took her menorah from the shop, and vice versa. As she woman and the mysterious (and good-looking and well-educated) stranger who took her menorah search the city desperately for each other, could it be that he has more than just the menorah she’s looking for?
A Blue Hanukkah
Two women on the verge of a breakup decide to spend one last Hanukkah together before they go their separate ways, but find that like the flame of the menorah all those years ago, their love burns longer and brighter than they expected. This is the movie Hallmark would make if they made holiday movies about same sex couples.