There are some new arrivals at Santa's workshop as Santa's dogs have had some Santa pups and these young dogs have a lot to learn as they are taught all about being a Santa dog and the importance of Christmas spirit as it is contagious. When Mrs. Claus (Cheryl Ladd) goes on a mission to Pineville to find a new ambassador to keep the spirit of Christmas going the four pups decide to stow away. Unfortunately when the pups reach Pineville they start casting magic willy-nilly and it ends up backfiring when they cast a wish from a child who is struggling with the loss of his mum.
I have to be honest and say that rather than lifting my Christmas spirits "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups" did the exact opposite and made me wonder whether to just quit reviewing the few Christmas movies I have left. Okay so in fairness "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups" was made for a young audience, I am guessing children around the age of 8 will enjoy this the most. But as an adult who happens to also be a diabetic the amount of sweet in this movie felt like it was damaging my health.
The trouble for me is that there is absolutely no subtlety in "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups" from a young daughter who has one of the most sickly sweet cute voices to all those filled with the spirit of Christmas not just having a positive upbeat nature but an over the top one which makes it heavy going especially when it comes to the musical numbers. Now I can see what they were going for with the musical numbers as they try to capture the style of the old musicals with big choreographed numbers but they end up forcing it to the point they are painfully sickly sweet.
What this all boils down to is that "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups" probably will entertain young children because with its forced nature, over the top characters, plenty of colour and of course talking dogs it has plenty to keep their attention. But for grown ups the amount of sweet and cute in this movie borders on the dangerous.