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UNDER THE RADAR,
This review is from: Blizzard [DVD] (DVD)
This is a fantastic Christmas movie for young girls who still believe in Santa. I am going to give you a bit of a PLOT SPOILER review since I suspect parents do the buying. Jessie is sadden by her best friend Bobby moving away. She is moping and crying. The parents decide to bring in Aunt Millie to help. She arrives the day before Christmas and is dressed like the eccentric aunt in "Bewitched." To make Jessie feel better, she tells her about a story of a girl named Katie. Katie loved to skate and was taught by an Olympic gold medalist. She was his only pupil. When the mill closes down, Katie's family moves to the city where she is tormented by a gang of girls who also skate. Meanwhile at the North Pole a magical Reindeer is born who sounds a bit like Whoopie Goldberg. As a magical Reindeer, Blizzard seeks out Katie, whose sadness she feels in her heart.She helps Katie through this difficult time and gives her the courage to skate in front of her gang of bullies. Eventually through a series of events the rival girls become friends and Blizzard goes back to the North Pole. Jessie stops moping and goes outside to make a new friend. This is a great heartwarming story about friendship.
I am not sure how this movie slipped under the radar. It is one that should be shown on TV every year along with Christmas Story. Perhaps the reason the movie is not more popular is that it does seem to target the young female audience. Even the "bad guy" who enforces the rules is likable. Santa is slightly deaf in a funny sort of way. He hears things slightly off.
Highly recommended. And Aunt Millie...well let's just say her middle name begins with the letter "K."