One Company Will Pay You $2,500 to Watch 25 Christmas Movies in 25 Days

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The Christmas season is upon us, and if nothing brings you more holiday joy than a cup of hot cocoa, a spot by the fireplace, a comfy blanket, the television or streaming remote, and watching the best Christmas movies until you fall asleep, you might just be the candidate one company is looking for to fill its Chief of Cheer position.

(Bonus points if you have no aversion to an extra $2,500 for holiday spending.)

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It’s no joke. CableTV.com is looking for candidates for its Chief of Cheer position. Not only is the gig incredibly easy; for the holiday film enthusiast, it’s also incredibly enjoyable.

As the Chief of Cheer for CableTV.com, your role is simple: watch 25 Christmas movies in 25 days. As part of your role, you’ll be responsible for viewing 25 holiday films of your choosing and ranking each one based on three criteria: nostalgia, heartwarming storytelling, and holiday cheer.

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Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen in “White Christmas,” which also stars crooner Bing Crosby (1954)/Credit: Paramount

Compensation for your time and efforts as CableTV.com’s Chief of Cheer includes payment in the amount of $2,500, as well as a one-year subscription to seven different streaming services, including:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Disney+
  • Amazon Prime
  • Max
  • Apple TV+
  • Hallmark Movies Now
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Tim Allen and Eric Stonestreet in “The Santa Clauses” on Disney+ (2023)/Credit: Disney+/Canva

“Every year, we appoint one ‘Chief of Cheer’ into our Dream Job position,” reads an advertisement from CableTV.com, “and task them with the very important responsibility of watching 25 movies in 25 days. Are you up to the task?”

All the Details

The advertisement continues as follows:

If you get inducted as our next Chief of Cheer, we’ll be counting on you to watch 25 holiday movies within 25 days. You’ll have to keep track of each movie you watch and rank it in three categories:

  • Nostalgia
  • Heartwarming storytelling
  • Holiday cheer

In addition, we ask that you rank each of the seven included streaming services (listed above) for these three factors:

  • Is the streaming service easy to use?
  • Did you have any problems using the streaming service, such as poor video quality or error codes?
  • Does the service have a good selection of holiday films?
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“A Christmas Story” (1983)/Credit: Rex Films

Be honest in your responses! We always strive to be as accurate as possible in our research to provide readers like you with the most up-to-date entertainment news and reviews.”

What Movies Will You Be Asked to Watch?

Perhaps the best part of the Chief of Cheer job is that the applicant chosen for the role will not be expected to watch movies from a list of films that have already been selected. Rather, CableTV.com admits there is no list to stick to when it comes to holiday film titles.

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As such, this year’s Chief of Cheer, like others before him or her, will have total control in choosing holiday films to watch–so long as there are 25. (And remember, all 25 must be viewed in 25 days.)

Holiday Film Titles to Get You Started

CableTV.com doesn’t have a “required viewing” list of holiday film titles, so here are a few titles to help you start thinking about the holiday films you can watch as part of your new role, should you be lucky enough to be chosen for the job:

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)/Credit: Peanuts/Charles Schultz

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Christmas Prince
  • A Christmas Story
  • A Christmas Story Christmas
  • An American Tail
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Elf
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Will Ferrell in “Elf” (2003)/Credit: Warner Bros.

  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Frozen
  • Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York City
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Jingle Jangle
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“Mickey’s Christmas Carol”/Credit: Walt Disney Animation

  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus the Movie
  • Spirited
  • The Knight Before Christmas
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
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“Muppets Christmas Carol”/Credit: Disney

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Tim Allen in Disney’s “The Santa Clause” (1994)/Credit: Disney

  • The Santa Clause 2
  • The Santa Clause 3

If this sounds like the dream job you’ve always wanted, you can click here to apply for the role of Chief of Cheer at CableTV.com. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. MT on December 1, 2023. The winner will be notified by email on December 5, 2023.

Season’s Greetings and good luck!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!


  1. I enjoy all the holiday films for all age groups and since I’ll be watching them anyways I might as well earn some spending money.

  2. Where do I sign up

  3. I would love to participate!:i watch them everyday as soon as they start showing up!! Will also write reviews and/or comments.

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