Among the endless list of holiday fare they traipse out every year over and over, this little piece really stands out. Not because it’s good, but because it’s a stinker…
It’s another one of those “Christmas will be destroyed if we don’t save it” stories. Let’s face it, saving a holiday that’s become a salute to greed and rampant commercialism that equates love to how much you’re willing to spend, might just not be such a noble cause.
But they need to brainwash the kids and the old standbys of Rudolph and Frosty are getting a little dated. So they whipped up this turd. To make us think it’s worth sitting through, they hired a cast of big names to do the voice work: Jay Leno, Edward Asner, Kathy Bates, Madison Davenport, Colin Ford, Brad Garrett, Andy Griffith, Shirley Jones, Norm Macdonald, and Daniel Roebuck. That is supposed to offset the crappy animation from the same people that brought us The Mr. Men Show.
The premise is that someone has stolen the magic Santa’s Sack and that Christmas can’t happen without it. Never mind that Christmas isn’t really about Santa Claus. But the story involves a little girl setting out to resuce the bag with a rag-tag collection of sidekicks that includes a caterpillar, a reindeer, an Elf, a polar bear that has false teeth, and a fox that really has his own agenda. Oh, and the villain’s minions had to be the inspiration for the ones in Despicable Me.
The video above is just the trailer. It really doesn’t get to the worst parts. If you really want to see more, you can find it on Hulu. Other than to check out the incredibly wacky (and not very scary, or believable) villian, I can’t think why you would want to, though.