‘Bad Moms Christmas’ starts out with the main characters, Amy, Carla, and Kiki –three friends who became friends after not fitting in with the “in’ crowd at the school PTA. They are eagerly awaiting the holidays with their families when out of the blue each of their mothers all show up for a “Surprise! I’m here! Merry Christmas!” type of holiday. As wonderful as this is for many people, it’s not quite the way these three wanted to get the Christmas season started.
Carla’s mom just shows up after three years, or four, who’s counting anyway? In the past, any time she has visited Carla she inevitably needed money. So, it’s no wonder that the first words out of Carla’s mouth are “What are you doing here Mom?”
Kiki’s mom shows up not only because KiKi is her daughter but because she believes the are soulmates. They are in fact clones with her mom dressing like her and even sporting the same hairstyle. One may also say that she is a little co-dependent as well.
And then there is Amy. Yes, Amy Mitchell, the single mom who juggles work and trying to make a great life for her kids. Her mom is one who is never pleased so when Amy finds her at the front door “happy” wouldn’t exactly be the word to describe her emotion. Her reason for being there was to help give the “perfect” Christmas to her grandchildren since she believes her daughter can’t do it.
The three friends meet at the mall and after complaining to each other for awhile they decide to get drunk in the food court. This is where they decide they are going to take Christmas back and not let their mother’s presence ruin their time with their families. They are going to do Christmas their way. But first Amy must get a tree in order to make her mother happy. The three friends take the one from Lady Foot Locker that is decorated in shoes!
There are a lot of fun and funny moments in this movie just as in the original Bad Moms which is one reason I chose this movie. This year of all years we need to laugh and while I personally was watching it today, I did laugh – a lot! And I needed it. Christmas can be so stressful with the gift buying and parties and all the “Christmasy” things that never seem to end. Things are different this year. Amazon has been my best friend as far as shopping goes. There are no parties to attend. And I can’t even visit extended family as I live in a different state and we are trying to keep everyone healthy. Even so I am choosing to focus on the positive. At least all my kids are home. And on Christmas morning we will wake up to our beautiful tree, have a nice fire in the fireplace, eat dinner together, open gifts, play games. The key word in the previous sentence was “together” which in the end is the best gift of all!