It’s obvious that I am loving the Christmas season. This, paired with my strange love of all bad ABC Family movies, had me enraptured in their newest holiday flick, The Mistle-Tones. For those of you that had something better to do (i.e. everyone), here’s a brief synopsis:
Holly (Tia Mowry) auditions for the Snow Bells, the best Christmas vocal group ever that was started by her mother who passed away years earlier. Marci (Tori Spelling AKA advocate for why plastic surgery should be illegal) leads the group these days and denies Holly a spot in the jingle jangle group, giving it to her BFF instead. Since everyone knows that being a part of the Snow Bells is the end-all be-all, Holly is devastated and starts her own group, the Mistle-Tones. The two groups are rivals in the the holiday Christmas show, but sadly the Snow Bells take the crown. Holly thinks her life is over, but her friends, family, and new found lovah (of course) help to show her what Christmas is all about.
Let’s dive right in and focus on Tia and the fact that I forgot she can “sing.” Join me and take a step back in time to the late 90’s when the “Sister, Sister” theme song was revamped, highlighting the twins’ vocal abilities. Classic T & T. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how she sounded, but that might have been because I was so distracted by Tori Spelling. What happened, girl?
Oh hey, Tori, circa 1992. I love how you’re just effortlessly smiling. That’s so cool of you. You’re a natural. Your face muscles are all working so well together.
I do have to give her credit though. I knew there was no way she was really singing, and she recently admitted to using auto tune. No shame. I appreciate the honesty.
Last, and quite honestly most importantly, Carl Winslow (I guess he goes by Reginald VelJohnson now) is still giving tough love, meaning of life lessons to anyone who grew up in the 90’s. He plays Tia’s father, who ends up reminding her just what Christmas is all about. Thanks, Carl. I’ve missed your advice.