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Personally I could have passed. Glad I could watch it at home.  My wife said that when she watched it with the youngest granddaughter she couldn't stop talking about "Opa Santa" in the movie doing this and doing that it was her "Opa Santa" 

Have to admin they did copy the fur I use.  

 

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mach1marty

I gave it 4 out of 5 candy canes.  Really enjoyed Kurt Russell's portrayal.  Thought human elves would have been better.   I was taught to not literally "Ho Ho Ho" but to give more of a deep belly laugh.  Maybe that's what he was referring to?

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SantaJoe

I liked it. I didn't think I would. The elves reminded me too much of a Gremlin though.

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Santa Dan

To me it almost seemed like Kurt had to warm up in his acting and got better as the film went on. I agree with the "Elves" being a weird mixture of gremlins and Furbies. I liked the way Santa moved and talked. I think its funny that now I have a white beard, my previously grey and white beard would have matched his. I enjoyed the movie with my son but we both agreed it was a bit shallow on plot but still enjoyable.

 

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SantaDBC

Ok I liked it. Laughed out loud several times during the film. 

I want his coat! I really want his coat!!

When I saw the elves I couldn’t help but feel they made a BIG mistake, especially from a marketing point of view.

If they were cutesy, soft, furry stuffed animal like, than every store in the country would be sold out of stock before Christmas.

If Disney had done this and made the elves loveable they would be scrolling along the bottom of the screen “If you wish to buy this cute elf... just Apple Pay now and it will be delivered to your home tomorrow!” Or “Text now and pick it up with your next happy meal after the movie.”

What Netflix did was throw a elf outfit on a rat and gave it a chainsaw.

Did I mention I would like to acquire his coat? And gloves. And shoes...

 

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Santa Hill

They did make the elves into balloons for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade so maybe there is a marketing plan in place to sell a version of them too. I would have imagined we would have seen them in stores by now if that was the case though.

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Nick Hudson

had my first talk with a child last night. Question was do your elves really look like Furbies? I laughed and said no they look like you, he wondered why Santa was in jail and several other things in this movie. Be ready!

I ended it by saying, imagine me not days g ho ho ho, I can't stop doing that it's my natural laugh. (I then laughed ho ho ho) Think about it, now that's a myth!

 

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Felix Estridge
2 hours ago, Nick Hudson said:

had my first talk with a child last night. Question was do your elves really look like Furbies? I laughed and said no they look like you, he wondered why Santa was in jail and several other things in this movie. Be ready!

I ended it by saying, imagine me not days g ho ho ho, I can't stop doing that it's my natural laugh. (I then laughed ho ho ho) Think about it, now that's a myth!

 

Yep.  I had a young one telling me that my hat was magical and I needed it to get down chimneys and get around and make the sleigh fly.  Ah, no.

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Santa Johnathan

I enjoyed the film and my children like it. I have my issues with it. I really disliked the furry gremlin minions. I loved the gadgets and overall style of things. While not MY idea of the North Pole, it was creative and fun. I was really unhappy with the negativity and language around the classic image of Santa. I thought this approach with body image and comments like “fat slob” is not healthy for children. I try very hard to keep that from my children and coming from “Santa” was not okay. The jailbird rock scene was fun but way over the top. It did have a nice message. The cameo at the end was odd to me too. 

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Drosselmeyer
On 11/28/2018 at 12:15 AM, Bob Saunders said:

Here ya go.....

..Santa Claus and one of my favorite cowboy movies.... don't get better than that....

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to keep this theme going - this showed up in a text from one of my patient's today.....

 

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magicsantaphil

In response to the movie on NetFlix, does Christmas need to be saved? When that phrase was uttered, I checked out. This is not a movie on the naughty or nice list, it is on the Stupid list. 

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stuartdjr

I never "ho ho ho."

No one laughs like that naturally, and neither should Santa.

I saw a hallmark film on YouTube a few years back and the son of Santa (who's needing to get married) laughs naturally but if you were to write it down it would be a "hohohoho" sound. No Santa should sound like the mall Santa on A Christmas Story. "HO HO HO! What would YOU like LITTLE BOY!"

So I laugh naturally, but shape it to be a "hohohoho" the other way creeps kids out.

 

Here's the link to the version I watched on YouTube:

 

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Santa Johnathan
On 11/25/2018 at 8:12 PM, Santa Bruce Geron said:

I was wondering if there would be questions arising from this movie. I will find time to watch the entire film. I got to the 15 minute mark and realized I needed to do something constructive. But, I will go back - research time, like any good academic.

I had a young boy this week share that he knew how I got into homes - I “turn to red dust” with my “magic hat”. It was an interesting conversation. We actually learn Santa does not need a magical hat but that was lost on the boy. 

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SantaDBC

I had a little 4-5 year old boy ask me Monday night if I liked the gift he gave me when he saw me at the mall, I don’t do mall work.

I said yes and gave him a thumbs up.

He left & his mom told me the rest of the story... “Since Santa gives gifts to others he wanted to give one to him, so he wrapped a gift and gave it to the mall Santa, but he would not show or tell his mom what he had given to him.” 

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Michael Rielly

After watching the movie together, my wife wants me to let my hair and beard grow. She is convinced I would look like Kurt Russell with long hair and a beard. lol

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