Hilariously bad movie with unlikeable and creepy characters...
The movie starts off in what is supposedly the 80's, when Tommy's mom is a kid, but their house looks modern and no different than it does in the present time. In the first scene, Santa finds out that he's allergic to cats and clumsily crashes into the Christmas tree, knocking Julia's (Tommy's mom) record off one of the boughs, which wakes Julia up. Santa then rubs his nose in a panic and magically flies up the chimney (with low-budget b movie effects). Julia's next door neighbor, Bramble notices Santa and attempts to take a photo of him, but fails. Then the movie changes to 30 years later (present time). Julia grows up to be a scrooge and hates everything having to do with Christmas because "it's too painful to be reminded of" being bullied during her childhood for claiming to see Santa. This means she doesn't allow her son to celebrate Christmas either, though he desperately wants to, but still quotes his mom's anti-Christmas opinions wholeheartedly in conversations with strangers as though he agrees with them. (makes no sense). Julia frequently tells her son that Santa isn't real, making this movie a bit inapropriate for small children. Tommy even buys a small Christmas tree with his allowance money and puts it in his bedroom, but his mom sees it and decides to punish him by taking it away, saying, "there's no reason to have a tree if we're not going to put presents underneath it". Although Tommy's mother is awful, Tommy still acts like a brat at times. He rolls his eyes at one part and sticks his tongue out at the camera. Tommy also seems to be very irresponsible even for his age. He leaves the door open when he goes outside even after his mom tells him to close it. Another reason this movie makes no sense is the fact that Julia and Bramble are still next door neighbors living in the same houses and neighborhood as when they were kids.I mean, what the heck happened to their parents? I suppose I shouldn't put too much thought into this movie, but some plot holes like this are just so stupid. It's like the writers barely put any thought into the story. Every character in this movie is unlikeable, and two of which are creepy. Bramble is a middle-aged stalker who hates cats and is still obsessed with catching Santa even as an adult, "Santa" is nothing like Santa and even makes an inappropriate sexual comment at one part. His laugh is also more like an evil laugh than a jolly "ho ho ho". The part where he decorates the house is when his evil laugh is the most noticeable. Bramble spies on Julia's house the whole movie and even kidnaps her cat and traps it in a box. One part that drove me crazy is the part where Tommy is hiding from his mom and had his mouth open in shock for a whole minute! Other stupid parts include Santa having an allergic reaction to cookies and wearing a fake swollen hand, Tommy not even knowing what a CD or a record are, and Santa sneezing multiple times on Bramble's face (which is supposed to be funny, but it's just disgusting). The cats are cute, but not even they can save the movie. Overall a tremendously dumb movie and the ending is the worst. I watch it just to laugh at the stupidity! By the way Bramble is a total hipster. Huge glasses and all. YUCK!
This title contains:
Violence & scariness