The School Gyrls are nothing more than an advertising promotion for Teenick, and they are exactly what you expect from new chairman Nick Cannon. He won't put Kenan & Kel back on the Teenick, a show that many beg to get it's deserved run on the network's online forum, but he'll throw lip syncing singers on the network out of nowhere? Especially "gyrls" that have pretty much an equal number of talent compared to the pop country/pop music played on The Disney Channel, but we won't go there.
This is the second School Gyrls special. At least they keep these specials every once in a while rather than making a show on this. And trust me that's the last thing Teenick needs if it wants any redeeming factor. The plot is three dance-a-holics get locked in a mall on, what other day, than Christmas Eve. It gets better. They are stuck in the mall with two girls who they got into a little squabble with about some ugly dress in the mall and they must learn to cope with each other through the night. If that isn't the nail to seal the coffin, this is; there are thieves in the mall as well dressed as both Santa and an elf who are trying to steal some green diamond. I missed what it does, don't care much either.
The show continues to interrupt itself by playing random music videos by the girls. Many of the songs are just one of the millions of covers of We Wish You a Merry Christmas and O Christmas Tree. The one song I did like was Twelve Days Ain't Enough to Fall in Love which has all the gyrls lip syncing an original song singing about how they met some random guy at a Christmas Tree and can't fall in love in twelve days. Cliché and forgettable, but the best this special has to offer.
In a way, this could be a prequel because it shows the teen gyrls as grandmothers to their granddaughters and they talk about how they eventually make friends with the enemies and allow them to be part of their band. But there's no reason to fit this into a time-line of School Gyrl events. It's not worth it at all.
A Very School Gyrls Holla-Day is just what you would expect from a Nickelodeon movie. Nothing but a bunch of women practically saying "there is nothing wrong with standing out or being different". Who cares? We've seen this in many other specials, and our parents have told us countless times. For your Christmas, watch and see how Charlie Brown lives his for the 3,000th time. I could stand a timeless holiday special that means something rather than an overly cartooning, wannabe Christmas special produced by the disaster of the 2000's, Nickelodeon.