I didn't have high hopes for this movie, but I thought it might be a fun holiday romp. When the movie started with my least favorite trope of all time, I knew I wasn't in for a very good time. You know the trope...we are immediately thrust into the middle of the story, the climax is occurring or has just occurred, and then, the narrator takes us back to the beginning, or "1 week earlier" flashes on the screen. Ugh, I hate it. If your story is interesting enough to tell just tell the dang story, don't try to pull me in by starting in the middle. I hate it. Have I mentioned that I hate it? Because I really hate it.
So from that winner of a start, it didn't get much better. The three moms from the first movie complain about the difficulties of Christmas - so busy! so stressed! so much to do! - yet they find time to get wasted at the mall and decorate gingerbread houses without a child in sight. Their own mothers show up, causing a whole new set of problems for each of them. The bad moms moms are actually the best part of the movie - despite being complete and utter caricatures of human beings they manage to provide us with some truly funny moments.
Mila Kunis was my least favorite part of the movie, but Kristen Bell can do no wrong on my eyes and I will watch anything she ever does. The end of the movie could have been a set up for another movie and not gonna lie, I would watch the crap out of it. You'll have to see the end to see what I mean! If you go into it with low expectations, like lower than they probably already are, you just might enjoy it.