So, if you, like me, are in to beautifully horrible Christmas movies, the one I shall describe for you is a must-watch.
Small Town Santa!
The plot: terrible
The acting: terrible
95% of the characters: terrible
The experience: fabulous
This movie is so bad it's amazing!
The plot in a nutshell is about a divorced police chief who hates Christmas, arrests Santa Claus for breaking into his house and making a sandwich, and eventually finds love again.
The acting is so bad. Pretty sure half of it is due to the bad writing, but some of the characters are so fake that my mom made fun of them for their entire screen time.
This movie contains many unbelievably cheesy lines, such as, "Your ex-wife is with a good man who loves Christmas."
The story has its share of typical Christmas movie tropes, such as the old man who's actually Santa Claus but nobody believes him, and the main couple who get together in the end although they had zero chemistry during the story.
This movie does have its share of memorable characters and laughable moments. Those moments may or may not be intentionally laughable, but it's fun none the less.
The writing is incredibly flawed and some Youtuber could probably make a twenty minute video discussing all the loose threads that this movie fails to tie up. It's kid-friendly, but most kids would probably grow bored with it since the pacing is pretty slow. The dialogue ranges from fairly decent to hilariously awful, and there aren't any characters annoying enough to make the viewer desire to switch off the movie and read a book instead.
Would I ever watch Small Town Santa again? To show a friend, yes. For my own enjoyment, no. However, as mentioned earlier, if you like bad Christmas movies, here's a gem for you!
We found this film on Amazon Prime. Whether or not it's on Netflix is beyond me.