Dan is struggling as he loses his job right before Christmas. His wife files for divorce, and while he doesn’t get a job as a mall Santa, the real Santa notices and auditions for the job. Starring Ethan Erickson, Anne Dudek, and Annie Thurman.
This is really not the best Hallmark Christmas movie. We have a selfish dad who really tries his best to make Christmas great, but every choice causes damage. It’s not the best written script either. It’s just a mess from the beginning, and there was no way to turn the character around by the end of the film. The performances are lackluster. The casting really missed the mark for most of the characters. I really didn’t care for the dad or his problems, and then you have the script, which just didn’t make it matter. This film is not worth a watch.