This Company Will Pay You $1,000 to Binge-Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies

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Hear that? Are those sleigh bells jingling, or your bank account cha-chingling?

It could be both (or maybe tinnitus). We found an opportunity for one jolly elf to binge-watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in the 12 days leading up to Christmas – all while documenting the experience on social media. Oh, and the lucky person will earn $1,000.

To qualify for the binge-watching dream job, applicants must be U.S. residents who are at least 18. Beyond that, you must be able to “work the Gram, Twitter and Facebook” every time you sit down to watch a movie.

“We’re looking for a lover of all things Christmas, G-Rated romcoms, and too-close-to-home family dramas,” the announcement from CenturyLinkQuote states.

Sound like you? Prove it. Apply on CenturyLinkQuote’s website by Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Be ready to eloquently answer questions like “What’s your favorite Hallmark movie?” in under 3,000 characters. (We know! They’re all so good!)

To boost your chances of being selected, include a two- to three-minute video that showcases your undying love of Christmas. Knit an ugly sweater, bake reindeer sugar cookies, carve a snow sculpture that says “Pick me!” Your options are endless. Just make sure to get it on camera.

The listing suggests a preference for applicants with large social media followings.

The company will contact the winner by snail mail or email within five days of the deadline, meaning Dec. 11 at the latest. The winner must respond within 48 hours or the company may renege the offer.

Pro Tip

Looking for more stable employment over the holidays? The Penny Hoarder tallied more than 400,000 seasonal jobs up for grabs this year.

The onboarding “binge-watching package” includes a streaming service subscription with Hallmark Channel Everywhere, which grants access to some 40 new holiday movies to choose from. 

Also included in the early Christmas present:

  • A packet of hot chocolate.
  • A string of fairy lights.
  • A miniature Christmas tree.
  • A box of festive cookies.
  • And “more Hallmark swag than you could ever need.”

Perhaps the biggest gift of all: artistic freedom to review the Hallmark movies during and after each binge-watching session. Some real heavy-hitters in the roster — “Holiday Date” and “Christmas Town” especially — are sure to inspire heartfelt critique.

Adam Hardy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. He specializes in ways to make money that don’t involve stuffy corporate offices. Read his ​latest articles here, or say hi on Twitter @hardyjournalism.