Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009)

Its almost Christmas, so naturally, its time to see what holiday themed selections you can find in the queue. In an odd power play by Netflix, you can watch Santa Baby 2 anytime you want, but Santa Baby is still unavailable. That being said, I have not seen the original, so I may be missing out on important story information. Maybe.
This was also a ABC Family original movie that premiered on December 13, 2009.  I didn't tune in. Chances were I was making fun of this movie instead....

Moving on....

The plot for Santa Baby was surprisingly deeper than I originally thought.  Mary Class is the daughter of Santa and she's more than just your average independent woman.  She has a job and a boyfriend. Talk about your juggling skills! Plus apparently last year, she got the North Pole in shape and delivered presents. Not sure why Santa dropped the ball, but maybe I should have watched the first movie before this one. Maybe Netflix should have helped me out.

The story is, Santa doesn't feel like doing his job again, and Mary goes back, but Santa's got a new assistant and she's trouble. Spoiler alert: she's an elf that wants to be Santa.


 Mary throws fancy parties with tons of those little lights you put on Christmas trees.
And then her dad and his jazz trio show up to blow some tunes.

I've never hired my dad and his group to play any corporate events, but I'd certainly never kick him off stage. Especially since now its just a bass player and a saxophonist.
Being the avant garde musician he is, he wouldn't have much credence if he wasn't thrown in jail at least once.

 Two vests in this scene and no acting is going on. Think about that.

 Mary's boyfriend and ex North Pole postal carrier has this look on his face the entire movie.  Case in point, he just learned that there's puppies waiting for him back home.

Santa's assistant Teri  is sort of the North Pole's version of Tina Fey. She's trying to keep order in a place that's run by incompetant cartoonish versions of people.  So far, I'm on her side.

Posted this to show that they put Santa's mic on under a very figure hugging sweater.

Also to show the moment this movie went from cutesy to Single White Female.

 Santa comes back from a drum circle.  Santa is in loose flowing robes. I do not approve of these wardrobe choices.

On no one's Christmas list will you find the item "Want to see Santa in small white shorts."

 This dog eats stew at the table.  Immediately, I want the movie to be about him.

Mary owns a porcelain figure of a deer in a suit, lounging in a chair and drinking wine.  This is horrible judgement and Teri's case for North Pole management just gets better and better.
One thing this movie has in spades is montages. Just tons of montages. Here's a montage of Luke playing hockey....

Here's a montage of Mary just trying to have it all and make a teddy bear....

And a montage of Teri and Luke making cookies and having just a delightful time doing it....

 It turns out Teri's a bad elf who is immediately guilty when confronted.  That being said, her jacket is fabulous.

Meanwhile in less stellar jackets, Mary and Santa are going to deliver toys with less precision than a bitter FedEx worker.

Lessons were learned, lives were juggled. Mary does significant damage to someone's innocently parked SUV.  Because that's a Christmas present everyone wants.

So here's the lesson we take away from this: When a problem arises, just watch the first movie and see how you did it there. Then repeat. Hashtag it later with the word, Christmas.


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