The kids and I recently watched Santa’s Little Helper. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios sent me the DVD for review on my dad blog. The movie is essentially about two people trying to become Santa’s Little Helper. The story is predictable, but we enjoyed it. The film reminded me of the family night movies I watched as a kid. Santa’s Little Helper is available now on DVD and Digital HD — just in time for Christmas. Continue reading to learn four things about Santa’s Little Helper.
Four Things About Santa’s Little Helper
It’s a story about a mean man becoming a good person
Santa’s Little Helper is the story of a successful man (Dax). He’s mean and not well liked. In fact, he was fired partly because no one liked him. Dax is then approached by a woman, who is really an elf. She convinces him to audition for a very important job — Santa’s Little Helper (Santa’s second-in-command). The problem is that Dax doesn’t know the job is for Santa’s Little Helper. He also struggles with being nice and doing the right thing, which are requirements for the job.
The Miz is the star
Mike Mizanin stars as Dax, but I was drawn to AnnaLynne McCord (Billie) — mainly because I think she’s pretty. Other cast members include Diva Paige (Eleanor), Eric Keenleyside (Santa Claus), Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Mrs. Claus), Geoff Gustafson (Fitz), Tom McLaren (Harvey), Dylan Schmid (Marcus), Karen Holness (Miriam), Ben Wilkinson (Lane), Peter Kelamis (Ezra Fells), Mitchell Kummen (Young Dax), Bruce Blain (Biker), Patrick Sparling (Biker), John Stewart (Tow Truck Operator), and Anthony Shudra (Birthday Boy). Santa’s Little Helper was directed by Gil Junger.
Santa’s Little Helper is rated PG
The movie is rated PG for a comic fight scene and some suggestive humor. In my opinion, the Christmas film is fine for most kids.
The DVD includes special features
The 91-minute film includes the movie on DVD and in digital HD. In addition, the DVD includes the following special features:
- The Ho Ho Ho
In Santa’s Little Helper the “Ho Ho Ho” is Santa’s right hand man. But what exactly does this job entail? Cast and crew talk about the “Ho Ho Ho’s” duties and what really goes on behind-the-scenes of Santa’s workshop when the deadline for the big day is looming.
- Introducing Paige
WWE Diva Paige has had quite a year. She debuted on Monday Night Raw just over a year ago and in that time has been WWE Divas Champion twice, become a star on the E! hit series Total Divas, and will now be acting in her first ever movie! Through interviews with the cast, the director and of course Paige herself, fans get an in-depth look at how she prepared for, and successfully executed, her role as Eleanor.
- Holiday Cast and Crew
A fun behind-the-scenes look at the cast and crew, talking about what the holidays mean to them and the greatest gifts they ever received.
- The Ho Ho Ho
More info: Santa’s Little Helper DVD