The story is: SHE is Annie Claus, daughter of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Annie goes on rumspringa for a month, at the end of which she will decide if she wants to carry on the family business or stay with whatever man she meets out in the big, bad world. 'Cause that's what it comes down to, right? Meet a guy and be in love or have a career. Right.
Anywhoodle, Annie is a ginger as is her mom, played by Vicki Lawrence. Where's she been? Oh and it's worth noting that in this movie, Santa's first name is...Calvin. Annie throws a magic dart at a magic globe and it lands on Los Angeles. Joy.
Vivica A. Fox of all people. Vivica is a single mom, natch of Mia. Mia is getting picked on by a couple of stereotypical teens who are jealous of her solo in the pageant.
Annie is out wandering and stumbles across the most boring toy shop in all the world. She insinuates herself into the toy store run by our HE. He is Ted, owner of the store, and Ted is played by my second favorite actor-with-an-underbite, Sam Page. I like Sam Page. Sam Page is the only reason this is not a D-.
|C'mon! Too cute.|
OH!!! The worst part of this movie is the most creep-tastic part of it. For some reason the Santa and Mrs. Claus think it's a good idea to spy on Annie while she's gone. They give her a snow globe for when she gets homesick but what she doesn't know is it's a magic snow globe and THEY WATCH HER. LIKE A LOT.
This was incredibly goofy and the girl playing Annie, Maria Thayer, giggled the entire time. The acting was terribly cheesy, which was probably on purpose but just came off as really annoying. It was entirely too predictable, even for a Christmas tv movie. The worst bit? The background music never stopped. NOT ONCE. It continued even while people were having conversations. Awful. I was so glad when it was over.
I need a palate cleanser. I hope Day 7's movie is better. I don't know what it is yet but it's got a lot of work to do to make me believe again.