Eric Randall (Jesse Metcalfe), a famous author who writes about how to stay a bachelor is forced to look after his niece and nephew over the holidays and, with the help of his Christmas-loving neighbor, April Stewart (Fiona Gubelmann), he learns to find love and the Christmas spirit.
Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.
Mason Vale Cotton
This is a few steps above your average holiday special, and CBS has been running it seasonally for several years. The voices (Ed Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry) are all terrific, and special note should be paid to Toby Bluth's wonderful direction. Its charm recalls the classic holiday specials ("Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer", "Frosty the Snowman", etc.), and the story is entertaining for adults and children alike. Songs are catchy and well-done without being maudlin, and the Busby Berkely-like musical numbers are fun to see. Watch it this year and prepare to shed a tear or two.
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