Disney’s newest holiday movie – The Search for Santa Paws – is in stores today, just in time to enjoy it with the family for Thanksgiving! Thanks to an early screening copy, my daughter has already watched this new “Kiss-Kiss Doggy Movie” several times. Yep the combination of adorable pups, Santa and the Christmas spirit has won over the heart of my 2 year old. And I have to admit, as a sucker for Christmas movies, it won me over too.
I believe this is the first non-animated movie my daughter has watched. She sits through cartoons and begs for more, but live action hadn’t really captured her attention, until now. Friday night, we snuggled on the couch to watch The Search for Santa Paws as a family. We even made my daughter a special treat in place of her milk before bed, hot coco. Unfortunately, that was the part she didn’t like. She didn’t like “special milk” she wanted “white milk.” Oh well. But the movie was a hit. We watched the whole movie together on Friday night and she watched it in parts again Saturday and Sunday. (It is now back in rotation with TS3!)
The Search for Santa Paws is the story of Santa and his best friend, Paws, when they get separated from each other in NYC right before Christmas. A blow to Santa’s head gives Santa a case of amnesia, but he finds is way to a toy store and spreads joy playing the store’s Santa. Before things can be set right again, Paws befriends a group of foster kids and Santa rekindles the Christmas spirit for the store’s owners. In the end, the children and Paws help save Christmas. With musical numbers and lots of Christmas spirit, this movie has all the hallmarks of a lovable Christmas movie for the whole family.
If you are looking for a new Christmas movie for your family, The Search for Santa Paws is available on Amazon.
“Someone once told me that the spirit of Christmas is embodied in the hearts of children, untouched as of yet by the doubts, fears and disappointments of the adult world.”
–Santa Claus in “The Search for Santa Paws”
Disclosure – I was provided a copy of this movie for my review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.