Today we’re talking about the 2012 film Help for the Holidays.
Adorable story that didn’t take itself too seriously. Everything is wrapped up nicely and well explained.
The main character is adorable beyond reason. They manage to make her innocent and full of wonder without infantilizing her.
The kids were adorable and better actors than most, and the love interest was appropriately attractive and sweet.
The actor who played Santa was fantastic and did a great omniscient Santa.
Lots of holiday sweet and lots of optimism. There were several very appropriate confused moments that made for great humour.
Visuals and Music
The camera work is great, the sets simple but pretty, and the sparse special effects are good.
The music is jingly but forgettable.
If you like saccharine sweet and adorable Christmas movies, this one’s for you. Everyone in the family that watched it loved it.
Filled with the holiday spirit and lots of adorable charm, if you like your holiday movies with a little more magic, this is a great choice.
Final Score: 3.5 Stars out of 5