Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004) Hallmark Channel

Like the inevitable character in a third of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, I fear I have lost “The Christmas Spirit.”  In hopes of finding it, I will be watching a ridiculous number of Christmas movies on TV.  Here is my story…



Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004) Hallmark Channel



-Steve Guttenberg.  There was no way I WASN’T going to watch this.


-That one guy who is ALWAYS the bad guy, except he’s Santa’s “right hand man.”  Watch out!  He’s going to turn out to be a bad guy!


-A crotchety Mrs. Claus?!  Honestly, these writers think the woman married to Santa would be annoyed by toys?  What an original concept of wifedom.


-The chunkiest cable knit sweater known to man.


-Uggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  Steve G./Future Santa has the power of glamouring people (a la True Blood vampires).  THIS WON’T GET CREEPY OR GROSS OR PROBLEMATIC AT ALL, I’M SURE.


-A montage of SG going door-to-door to “find his future Mrs. Claus.”  I have sooooo many questions.


-The bad guy creeping in a tree in the middle of a park in broad daylight.


-OH MY GOD, a reference to “The Art of the Deal.”  Barf.  Although, it was used disparagingly.  (We’ve always known 45 was a flaming pile of garbage.)


-Somehow, a mispronunciation of “ice cream.”  He puts the emphasis on “cream.”  “Now, where does your mother keep the chocolate ice CREAM?”  What?!


-Him: “I’m not usually this smooth.”

Her:  “I thought you were Cary Grant.”

Him: “I’m not even Hugh Grant.”

First of all, damn, putting Hugh Grant on blast for no reason.  Second of all, understatement of the millennium?



Okay, this is gross.  It has a lot of vaguely problematic moments in relation to views of women/girls & how to be in romantic relationships.  But I will give it this:  Steve Guttenberg is just the right amount of nonthreatening, sensitive guy to play a pretty adorable Santa-in-training.




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