The gist: A charmingly troublesome college kid (’90s mega babe Jonathan Taylor Thomas!) has to hitchhike home for you-kn0w-what after he wakes up in the desert dressed in a Santa suit, his plans to run off to the tropics with his gf (Jessica Biel) completely ruined.
Naughty or nice: It’s a Disney flick with JTT! But really, there are some unintentionally sassy moments that will go over the kiddies’ heads. Ooh, and some foul language (“You’re a genuine butthole!”)
Why it gets us in the spirit: Did I mention that the hottest Home Improvement brother is seen in a formfitting Mr. Claus costume? This movie is your 12-year-old self’s letter to Santa come to life!
Magic moment: Remember that song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”? Well, replace Granny with a smokin,’ frosted tip dipped hunk and Rudolph with a beater van and you’ve got one of the best scenes in teen Christmas comedy history.
Santa sighting: JTT dons his famous red and white ensemble for almost every scene of the movie. He has to. It’s glued to his body.
Accompanying carol: I would be remiss if I didn’t say “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” as performed by Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Justin “JT!” Timberlake. First off, it’s on the soundtrack. Second, it’s a modern classic. And finally, it just goes to show that Miss Biel has always had lady wood for JTs.
Perfect present for: Every boy and girl who grew up in the ’90s.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wpJAH1GJG8]