Their romance is thwarted when Lisa learns that Tom enjoys the holiday season and somehow still believes in Santa Claus, and she begins to question her choices thereafter as she, on the contrary, does not appear to be fond of the festival. The pair re-evaluates the direction of their partnership as a result of their divergent worldviews.
Parents need to know that I Believe in Santa questions why kids are expected to lose their faith in Santa when they grow up. One character compares believing in Santa to religious faith, which he notes many people carry from childhood into adulthood. A grown man admits he still believes in Santa, and his passion for Christmas nearly ruins his relationship with the woman of his dreams. They date, flirt, and kiss. They are White, and their best friends are a Black woman and a possibly gay Muslim man. Adults drink wine seemingly every night. There's kissing and flirtation, and some jokes about mistletoe, including one where a woman says she has a lot of mistletoe for her fiancé in her bedroom. Language includes \"weiner,\" \"sucker,\" \"frickin',\" \"lame,\" \"creep,\" \"uppity,\" and \"shut up.\"
When divorced mom Lisa (Christina Moore) meets single lawyer Tom (John Ducey) on July 4 at the start of I BELIEVE IN SANTA, they know right away they're interested in each other. Tom is great with Lisa's daughter, Ella (Violet McGraw), and seems like the perfect partner. Lisa's best friend, Sharon (Lateefah Holder), and Tom's best friend, Assan (Sachin Bhatt), support their relationship. But there's a hitch, which Lisa discovers several months later when Christmas season rolls around: Tom is a Christmas fanatic who still believes in Santa. Deciding they can't let this ruin their budding relationship, Lisa agrees to join Tom in his annual Christmas festivities, which involve major decorating and daily outings. But eventually it all proves too much for Lisa, and she calls it quits. Will they be able to get over the hump of such a difference in beliefs and continue their relationship
Offering a twist on the usual holiday romance, this movie uses a relationship as the premise to question the meaning of Christmas (rather than vice versa). I Believe in Santa's idea that Santa is a global presence who transcends country and religion, and who transforms our world into something magical for a season every year, is given relatively serious debate among characters. On one side is the man who would rather be wrong having faith in something magical; on the other, the woman who thinks that Santa is a lie and has come to represent base consumption. It's almost enough to make you believe, or at least want to.
Families can talk about their own feelings about Tom's passion for Christmas and his belief in Santa in I Believe in Santa. Do you believe in Santa Why, or why not If you did when you were younger and don't anymore, why did you stop
If that opening gambit has caught you off guard, then I can only suggest you take some time out of your day or night, wrap yourself up in a blanket, and watch this strangely-themed movie that will offer up more than you expect if you look for it. Or you could take it at face value and watch Tom (John Ducey), who really believes in Santa, and Lisa (Christina Moore), who does not care about the holiday season at all, try and find some middle ground to allow their relationship to work.
Then the holiday season starts to come into view, and we learn that Tom really loves this time of year, and Lisa does not. The thing here is that when I say Tom loves Christmas, he actually does love it, and of course, the big reveal is that he believes in Santa Clause. Not the idea of Santa, but he actually believes that some immortal and magical deity delivers presents on Christmas Eve to every child, under ten, in the world. Tom is unashamedly open about his belief to everyone, and Lisa struggles that this grown man is able to have such faith in such a childish concept.
I mean the guys in this film are totally queer for eachother fantastically amazing! I loved that tom ducey looks like hes actually into the elf. So maybe thats the bad acting. Either way its super sweet and pulled my hallmark heart strings! Did not seem low budget to me It was exactly what the message was so i believe in santa !!!
Lisa: It's Santa's Christmas. He transcends country and religion. He is unrivaled. You either believe in him... or you don't. And we should never doubt the power of taking our little leaps of faith. Faith may be the last great universal concept holding the whole world together.
So much so that he believed in Christmas magic and even Santa Claus. Lisa, who did not believe in anything related to Christmas, tried her best to take in Tom's unbelievable love and adoration for Christmas and its magic. However, when she realized that he believed Santa Claus was real, she was taken aback.
I laughed my head off when I read that the two lead characters are married in real life! That explains how two of the oddest looking actors ever, both wound up in the same movie. But it does NOT explain the lack of chemistry! The only thing that explains that, is the fact that they are horrible horrible actors! But honestly I couldn't get past her crazy eyes and his facial expressions and, let's be honest, looks. Also, and I know I'm not the only one to feel this way, I would have believed a romance between our lead male actor and his best male friend more than I believed the actual story that the writer went with. Oh ya, and he IS creepy! Get that little girl away from him!
I enjoy a good, cheesy, silly Christmas movie. Sadly, this one really falls flat by the end.The initial concept itself could have worked: Cynical woman who needs to regain a love of Christmas, has romance with adult who somehow believes in Santa Claus.To make that truly work, you need something like a twist at the end where it turns out he's a retired elf, or one of Santa's sons or something.What we end up with is a man-child character who feels totally out of place in an adult relationship. Not only that, but a man-child who is so shallow that their love of Christmas is based around only the most surface aspects of it. The sparkly lights, the over-the-top decorations, going on sleigh rides etc.Sure, by the end he is supposed to have 'learnt his lesson' and realise it's about family and those we love, but he comes over as so selfish, childish and idiotic, it's too late by then.To top it all off, for a movie about the spirit of Christmas, we actually get the message pushed that it transcends religion and never once are its origins mentioned (and the only religion briefly mentioned isn't related to Christmas!). Sure, plenty of Christmas movies avoid the religious aspect, but they _also_ don't go out of their way to say its irrelevant. In this case, they're actually trying to exclude and divorce Christmas from its origins. Umm... Sorry, the clue is in the name, whether or not you are religious. I'm not especially, but neither am I afraid to acknowledge and appreciate its origins, either. Heck, even if you somehow reduce Christmas to Santa Claus, you still have to acknowledge the origins of St. Nick!!Ultimately, the movie falls flat due to the lack of chemistry between the leads (despite apparently being married in real life), and the utter shallowness and childishness of the male lead who shouldn't be in an adult relationship.Christina Moore, as Lisa, is actually not bad as the lead, but her character should have run a mile... Most especially after the moment when Tom (John Ducey) would rather turn down a romantic evening with the woman he (supposedly) loves, and break up their relationship, to go on a sleigh ride on his own, all because he loves the shallow trappings of Christmas so much, without understanding any of it...Sadly, I have to say avoid this one!!
Fellow millennial mom of two Crystal Cannata, 34, has found a happy compromise. The Old Bridge, NJ, native allows her daughters, ages 6 and 2, to believe that Santa is real, but teaches them that his godlike power is not.
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