It’s not even Thanksgiving, and of course Netflix is already rolling out the Santa-stuffed fare. Let’s just hope it gets better from here. Heather Graham and Jason Biggs star as Charlotte and Rob, a quintessentially bland middle-class couple who wind up spending the holidays with one of Charlotte’s friends (Brandy)—the one who annually sends out the over-the-top, ultra-braggy family newsletter. Desperate to prove her friend’s life is too good to be true, Charlotte proceeds to bumble and stumble along, causing all kinds of eye-roll-worthy hijinks on the way to, naturally, discovering the importance of friendship and caring. Heck, this mess isn’t even something you can leave the kids with for a spell while you get some chores done, thanks to an entire plot about kids seriously questioning whether Santa even exists. Bah!

1/5 stars