My all-time favorite holiday tradition is snuggling up with a cozy blanket and a cup of hot cocoa for a 25 Days of Christmas movie marathon. So, when Freeform's schedule came out this year, I was absolutely ecstatic-that is until I realized it was missing one very important movie.
Yes people,The Santa Clause 2 is not on the list. How can this be?! Freeform will instead be airing the first and third movies back-to-back because another network has licensed the rights to the second film, according to Freeform. (More digging revealed the second film will instead air on FX, so apparently it's the culprit trying to ruin my beloved Christmas tradition.)
Although there's comfort in knowing The Santa Clause 2 will still air somewhere in the TV universe, separating the films on Freeform creates a very stressful dilemma for all the loyal fans (i.e., me) of the Tim Allen Christmas trilogy out there.
Picture this: After a long day, I come home to relax and unwind with a classic Christmas film. I'm in luck! The Santa Clause is playing tonight followed by...The Santa Clause 3? Wait, so Tim Allen becomes Santa ... and then is suddenly married with a baby on the way, and I have no clue what happens in between? The nerve! These films were clearly designed to be watched in their proper order.
I beseech thee, Freeform, please tell me what you expect me to do?! Pause the third movie on my DVR to put on the sequel on, and then return back to Freeform once it's done? And where am I getting the second movie? I can't go rent it at Blockbuster (RIP). I suppose I could buy the movie. But as I'm looking up what stores carry the film, I realize in my flustered state that I've completely forgotten I don't even own a DVD player. (This is 2017, y'all!)
Thankfully, I did just gift myself an Amazon Firestick as an early Christmas present, so I can rent the movie from Amazon. The Santa Clause 2 is arguably my favorite of the trilogy, though, so maybe I'll splurge and buy it for $12, so I'm prepared to tackle this problem should it arise next year.
Dear readers, it is my Christmas wish that you don't have to go through the hypothetical stress I just endured. Do yourself a favor and get a copy of The Santa Clause 2 ahead of time so nothing-not even movie licensing issues-can stand in the way of your holiday movie-watching joy.
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