'Santa's Little Helper'
(Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, AnnaLynne McCord, Eric Keenleyside, et al / DVD / PG / 2015 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, WWE Diva Paige and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking businessman is given the chance of a lifetime to be Santa s second-in-command. But to earn the coveted position, he ll have to wage an outrageous battle against a scheming elf who wants the gig for herself!
DVD Verdict: My goodness. In a world filled with en masse of Christmas films, each one trying to wring the same "good feeling" out of the same amount of TV time, it is genuinely lovely to come across a "new" Christmas film - that a) doesn't take itself too seriously and b) has some very likely, and WWE-bankable stars fronting it also!
After getting fired from his job, a slick, fast-talking businessman (WWE's "The Miz") is thrown into an elf competition to become Santa¹s next second-in-command. Put through a series of rigorous training exercises to prepare for the contest, "The Miz" (Dax) and another aspiring elf (WWE's Diva Paige) go head-to-head in the hopes of becoming Santa's Little Helper.
For "The Miz" to be fronting this movie is spectacular in its own right. He actually first gained fame as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York, which first aired in 2001, and its spin off series, Real World/Road Rules Challenge. He later entered the fourth season of Tough Enough, a televised competition which awarded the winner a WWE contract, and became the first runner-up.
"The Miz" then trained and wrestled in independent/developmental territories Ultimate Pro Wrestling, Deep South Wrestling, and Ohio Valley Wrestling prior to appearing in WWE. Thus, his career as a actor was hardly anything driven, but like most WWE wrestlers these days, they seemingly have this unique knack of timing and bodily expression and so that combined with learning lines is all they need to take the vehicle and drive it into our hearts (hopefully) each time.
His "bad Elf," so to speak. is played by his ring buddy, Diva Paige. The usually raven-haired Diva, who now sports a much darker do here in 'Santa's Little Helper' has always (via the ring) preached a simple message: She wants to fight! But it seems now she actually wants to act - and does it very, very nicely too. She gained prominence inside the NXT Arena as the first NXT Women's Champion, but watching this very adorable, funny Christmas movie, me thinks she has a career in front of the film cameras looming now also. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
The "Ho Ho Ho"
Holiday Cast & Crew
'Santa's Little Helpers' Official HD Trailer