Hallmark Xmas movies become part of the seasonal cheer, and now they are expanding to include Hanukkah, the  New York Post reported.

The two Hanukkah-themed movies – Holiday Date and Double Holiday – will be aired at the end of December to coincide with Hanukkah, which this year starts on December 22.

The move was made due to criticism aimed at Hallmark, claiming that their movies lack diversity, focusing on straight, Caucasian couples celebrating Christmas.

“Our audience is very vocal, and they tell us when they’d like to see more of something,” says Michelle Vicary, Crown Media’s executive vice president of programming. “We’ve heard over the years that they would like to see [a Hanukkah movie] if a script came in that we liked. And that happened this year – twice.”

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