DeMarco has his own Storm Katrina
Whilst Katrina (Angel Conwell) and DeMarco (London Brown) could never get it to work as husband and wife with Katrina's controlling ways and DeMarco's laid back nature clashing they both absolutely love their daughter Tiffany (Maci Wilson). They also have, for the last few years been ex's with benefits having hooked up at Christmas but this year is different as Katrina decides to take Tiffany away without telling DeMarco. But things take a turn when DeMarco meets Vilisa (Faune Chambers Watkins) and falls for her in a big way, eventually asking her to marry him. But with them planning a Christmas wedding Katrina plans some Christmas wedding sabotage.
I've mentioned this many a time but every Christmas I look forwards to the latest crop of Christmas movies but know full well that the chances are that this seasons crop of Christmas movies are likely to remind me of some from the previous years with similar stories. Well this year's crop not only remind me of some of last years but they are also reminding me from others from this year with the various TV networks showcasing new movies which are similar. This is the problem for "Merry Ex-Mas" as this story of estranged parents arguing over a child and romance at Christmas has been done at least once by another network this Christmas season.
But ironically the familiarity of "Merry Ex-Mas", and there are some equally familiar subplots, is not my only issues and in truth there is a bigger one. Unfortunately the flawed nature of the characters from Katrina being spiteful to DeMarco being absent minded is not that enjoyable. In truth with both these characters as well as some of the supporting ones coming across as over the top it ends up feeling forced. Of course a big part of this movie is about both Katrina and DeMarco having their flaws but for me it forced it too much.
What this all boils down to is that "Merry Ex-Mas" didn't do it for me as due to the forced character flaws on both sides I found it hard to get in to and connect with anyone. But what I will say is that there is a twist to "Merry Ex-Mas" which whilst not brilliant certainly makes it worth watching through to the end.