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Santa’s Little Helper: Another HORRIFIC WWE Christmas Move

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In the realm of holiday films, WWE Studios’ “Santa’s Little Helper” stands out as a unique blend of comedy and wrestling entertainment.

Directed by Gil Junger and released in 2015, this direct-to-DVD and digital film features WWE stars The Miz, AnnaLynne McCord, and Paige in a story that intertwines the festive spirit of Christmas with the high-energy world of professional wrestling.

Santa’s Little Helper Plot: A Tale of Redemption and Magic

The film’s protagonist, Dax (played by The Miz), is a corporate hatchet man known for his materialistic and greedy nature.

His life takes a dramatic turn when he loses his job, and girlfriend, and is on the brink of eviction. Meanwhile, at the North Pole, Santa Claus is in search of a new Santa’s Little Helper, his second-in-command. Eleanor, the daughter of the outgoing helper, is keen on the role, but Santa looks for a human influence, leading to Dax’s unexpected involvement.

Dax undergoes a series of tests, orchestrated by Billie, a kindly elf with round ears, a trait considered a defect among her peers.

These tests, designed to assess his character, reveal a softer side to Dax. A turning point comes when Dax aids a mugging victim, convincing Billie of his suitability for the role.

The North Pole’s Corporate Ladder: A Unique Twist

The film takes an interesting (interesting for this film at least) turn when Eleanor, using an obscure North Pole law, challenges Dax to an obstacle course to decide the rightful Santa’s Little Helper.

Despite losing, Dax’s journey of self-discovery doesn’t end there. He attempts to use a magic bell from the North Pole to save a youth centre but is stopped by Santa.

In a (dramatic, lol) twist, it’s revealed that Billie was the actual candidate being assessed for the role, not Dax.

Santa’s Little Helper Cast: A Blend of Talent

The cast includes The Miz as Dax, AnnaLynne McCord as Billie, and Paige as Eleanor, with notable performances that blend the worlds of acting and wrestling.

The film’s production under WWE Studios and distribution by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment marks it as a distinctive entry in the holiday film genre…distinctive mainly for being terrible.

Critical Reception: A Mixed Bag to say the least

While “Santa’s Little Helper” may not have made a significant impact in the cinematic world, it holds a unique place in the WWE filmography.

Its blend of Christmas cheer and wrestling flair offers a different take on the traditional holiday movie formula, different like adding drinking engine oil instead of water would be considered different.


  • What is the plot of “Santa’s Little Helper”?
    • The film follows Dax, a materialistic corporate man who undergoes a transformation while being tested for the role of Santa’s Little Helper at the North Pole.
  • Who directed “Santa’s Little Helper”?
    • Gil Junger directed the film.
  • Who are the main stars of the film?
    • The Miz, AnnaLynne McCord, and Paige are the main stars.
  • When was the film released?
    • It was released on November 17, 2015.
  • Is “Santa’s Little Helper” a typical Christmas movie?
    • While it has elements of a Christmas movie, its incorporation of WWE stars and themes gives it a unique twist.
  • Was the film released in theaters?
    • No, it was a direct-to-DVD and digital release.
  • What is the main theme of the film?
    • Redemption and the transformative power of the Christmas spirit are central themes.
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