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Set a week before Christmas in Los Angeles, this zombie movie incorporates the holiday season with the walking dead. L.A. is infected with a virus causing the entire population to turn into the walking dead, feasting on the remaining living citizens. Through this we see a love triangle between two cop partners and the wife of one of them.

The film has little to do with Christmas, as the title would lead a watcher to believe, with the exception of a zombie Santa. The movie tries to be funny as well as be a horror movie and a love story all at once.

The movie starts with a cop finding his wife and his partner are in love, and he is ready to walk away from both of them. He does not seem to be a very good cop, or husband for that matter. Instead of leaving, however, they all become trapped together when the streets of L.A. are overrun with zombies.

As a change of pace for zombie movies there are two types of zombies. One type is the shuffling, aimlessly wandering kind, while the others seem to be more intelligent. The second type are able to plan attacks, are more aggressive and faster than the normal ones.

More focused on the human drama than the actual zombies, there are many poignant moments in the film that demonstrate how people can pull together when needed. There are also moments when it shows how people would have to deal with the infection of a loved one and do what is best rather than what is easiest.

The heroine of the story plays a major part in every aspect of the film, showing that woman can also deal with the undead uprising that she is facing with her husband and the man she loves. The situation she finds herself in is difficult enough without having zombies in the mix, but she rises to the occasion.

While some of the story elements may seem to be a bit of a stretch, with the main character taking the zombie horde in stride and seeming to know what to do in the situation, overall there is a good story line and plot. The zombies seem to have a keen sense of smell that they rely on, and the heroes use deer lure to disguise their scent to move about among the walking dead.

| 2011 | 1 hr 23 min | 4.1/10
Jack Forcinito, Andy Hopper, Nadine Stenovitch, Lew Temple
The Orchard
Sean Cain
Silent Night, Zombie Night

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