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Santa's Little Helper (2015/Fox DVD)

Picture: C Sound: B- Extras: C Film: B-

Dax (Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin) is a heartless loan shark, but lucky for him after losing his job Santa decides to give Dax a second chance ...a chance to become Santa's Little Helper (2015). Santa sends in Billie the elf to interview and test Dax to see if he is worthy to become his second-in-command. Through a series of test, Dax will be tested for his understanding, patience, honesty, inspiration, and kindness.

After a lifetime of being a repo man Dax is given one last chance by Santa Claus to change his ways. Santa secretly sends Billie (a super hot elf chick played by AnnaLynne McCord) to test his mettle. As Billie tests Dax (and try to keep him out of her panties) she learns of Dax's past and why he became so jaded with Christmas. Can Dax rediscover the spirit of Christmas once more?

This was like a modern Christmas Carol story with modern values, bit of comedy mixed in with Christmas magic with elves in skimpy outfits. In the end it had the odd feel of family comedy, but it also wanted appeal to adults with sexual appeal, so director Gil Junger makes this work about as well as can be expected.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is weak, but the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is not bad, giving playback a much-needed help. Extras include the "Ho Ho Ho", introducing Paige, and Holiday cast and crew.

- Ricky Chiang


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