We sat down the other night to watch a movie on Netflix, and lo and behold this new Christmas option popped up. I'm a little afraid Joel is going to be Christmas-ed out by the time we get to December but I convinced him we should watch this one anyway. For you, dear readers! Also, I was intrigued by the premise of this one. I know Anna Kendrick is starring in a movie with the exact same premise (Noelle premiered November 12) and while I haven't seen that one yet, I was curious to see what Netflix did with it.
The story follows Santa's daughter - in this case, a young woman named Cassie who is tired of living in a magical land of sweets and elves and wants to go live in the real world and go to college. She is supposed to stay at the North Pole, take over the family business, and marry Jack Frost's son in order to merge the family businesses. She manages to convince her dad to let her go to school for one semester (with an elf chaperone) and what follows is a fun romp as she figures out how to navigate real life and real relationships.
The story was light-hearted, full of surprisingly hilarious moments, and blessedly self-aware. What could have devolved into an absolute cheesy mess stayed just above the level of acceptable cheese (which I, admittedly, have a huge tolerance for.) A particular delight was the actress who played the elf chaperone - she managed to play a ridiculous character with aplomb and keep it entertaining rather than annoying. The main actress was passable, and the two male love interested were okay.
I highly enjoyed this movie. I think if you go into it with the right expectations, knowing that it is going to be silly and cheesy, you will enjoy it. It's a perfectly sweet treat!