19 December 2012 | story_by_corey
A Fun Break from the Formula Christmas Movie
I have to admit that when I read the summary, I expected the formula Lifetime Channel Christmas movie.......meaning the movie seems like it lasts a lifetime. But, its a really fun movie to watch. The storyline moves along at a rapid clip. There are lots of side gags, prop gags, Santa and even married life jokes to keep you laughing. The actors all play their roles over-the-top and it somehow pulls everything together. And speaking of the cast, this is one of those movies where it was perfectly cast. There was a chemistry between the actors that enables their characters to play off of each other to give the movie a farcical aura. Had they used any other combination of actors, this movie would not have worked very well.
Its not a classic comedy like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation nor is it something you will likely watch more than a couple times. But, its an enjoyable way to spend a couple hours and a must see for this season's crop of Christmas movies.