The reason: It really is cold outside.
Why this particular version? Because nothing says Christmas like Zooey Deschanel singing in the shower and Will Ferrell in an elf costume?
Actually, it has to do with Andrew. The movie came out in 2003, when he was seven and Miss B was one. In the trailer, a little baby crawls into Santa’s sack, and then is spirited back to the North Pole.
He hated that trailer, hated the idea that the little baby was taken away from its family. He worried that Kyra would wake up on Christmas Eve, crawl into the living room, and the same thing might happen to her.
However, in the movie, the baby is an orphan and ends up being raised as an elf at the North Pole. Andrew enjoys the movie now and it’s pretty cute. Okay, so it’s not It’s a Wonderful Life, I still think casting Ed Asner as Santa is genius.