Finding Santa (TV Movie 2017)18337
Finding Santa: Directed by David Winning. With Jodie Sweetin, Eric Winter, Katey Hoffman, Jay Brazeau. Grace is thrilled to be taking over the town’s Christmas parade, but when the man playing St. Nick breaks his arm, she needs to find a replacement, even if the replacement is unwilling.
“I LOVE Hallmark movies. Old, new, Christmas, springtime, I love them all. Well, almost. This one was a pretty big disappointment. There were timeline issues, there were plot holes, there was mediocre acting, there was nonsensical dialogue, there was really nothing to the story. There was no spark between the leads. The music was laughable, especially that horrendous candy cane one near the end. Grace is an artist, and at the end of the movie cranks out this huge painting of Santa with some children (in a few hours, as near as I can tell) that is so obviously a photo I was actually cracking up. Then when sheu0026#39;s interrupted she proceeds to throw a cloth over the painting she was just working on! The unexpected blizzard/whiteout was barely flurries, and certainly wouldnu0026#39;t have shut down the interstate immediately. One ongoing issue I have with these Christmas movies is their lack of realism regarding the weather and when itu0026#39;s daylight or dark out. The Christmas movies generally take place in colder climates, and yet people wander around without coats, gloves, hats, etc. for long periods of time, totally unaffected, even when itu0026#39;s snowing. I live in a colder climate, and Iu0026#39;m here to tell you, thatu0026#39;s just not realistic. (And considering how many of Hallmarku0026#39;s hunky heroes hail from Canada, I would think someone would have been able to clue in the sun-worshipping southerners on what itu0026#39;s like to deal with winter weather.)nI could go on, but whatu0026#39;s the point?”