Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Watch It Wednesdays vol 2

I watched this prior to Christmas but didn't get a chance to write about it, it's still not too late to watch this movie and feel in the holiday spirit...

Becoming Santa
2011 - 1 hour 32 minutes
(streaming Netflix)

BECOMING SANTA is the story of one man entering the culture and character of Santa Claus for a single season. We follow Jack as he bleaches his hair, goes to Santa School and tries to do everything that Santa is asked to do. He works as a sidewalk Santa, does home visits, a Polar Express Train and a parade. Along the way, Jack collects children's wishes, learns about the benefits of belief, the history and origin of Santa and the ordinary people keeping the Santa spirit alive.

This movie is hilarious and at times had me laugh out loud. Especially when he goes to "Santa school" Yes, apparently there is such a thing. It's intense, and the "teacher" is a nut (like you thought anything otherwise!). But during the course of this movie you fall in love with Jack. You want him to make this his lifelong passion because he is just THAT amazing at being Santa. It takes a special person to become a Santa (most featured in the movie are very scary Santas!) But Jack..he truly has what it takes to be a perfect Santa.