November 28, 2008

Moonlight & Mistletoe

It’s always Christmas in Santaville! But now, tiny Chester, Vermont’s year-round yuletide attraction is losing its widespread appeal. On the verge of bankruptcy, the resident St. Nick is hoping for a Christmas miracle to keep his dream from being bulldozed into another mini mall. Nick Crosby (Tom Arnold) is the owner of Santaville and head Santa. One day he is smiling with visitors, the next, he is juggling a cascading stack of bills, unable to pay the rent and blissfully thinking a solution will magically appear. When his daughter – and onetime Number One elf, Holly (Candace Cameron Bure), returns home, she is shocked to learn of her father’s situation. Holly recruits Peter, Nick’s employee and master wood craftsman, to devise a solution to the money woes.

Our Two Cents:
We started watching this one night and I couldn't take the bad acting and had to turn it off. Plus, Tom Arnold isn't our favorite. But we didn't delete it. So one night when this movie was the only unwatched movie left on our TiVo, we decided to give it another try. Once you get past the beginning scene with the kids, and get to present time, it gets better, not great, but better.

We said Christmas Under Wraps is Candace's best yet, this one is probably her worst.

Storyline/Writing ★★★★★  •   Acting ★★★★★  •   Chemistry ★★★★  •  Overall ★★★★★

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