So. Recall animation.
The skin was supposed to be lighthearted. You dressed Kat in a short cut dress and thigh high stockings. This is very sexy attire. A woman will not wear that to look funny, she will wear it to look sexy.
You remove the old recall animation because it was "too sexy, it didn't fit with the theme." As I just said, the skin is obviously very sexy, so this reasoning is straight up nonsense.
Next you add in a recall animation which is Kat lazily attacking a candy cane. Outside of the new low bar for animation quality this sets, this animation also doesn't fit with the skin! There is nothing even remotely humorous about this animation, and it's not sexy either.
If you actually want to be consistent and use your own argument without Morello being an outright liar, there is no way you can use this current animation. Either:
1) Put in a completely new animation that is somewhat humorous. Morello himself had a great idea in the thread where she does the pole dance and falls off at the end.
2) Completely change the skin so that it has nothing to do with humor.
3) Man up, admit that you made a mistake, and reimplement the old animation.
I'd be happy with any of these, because that recall animation was the only thing I felt had any unique value in this skin, because it looks way too similar to Candy Cane MF. Either a new (or the old) recall, or a brand new skin. Not a fan of her hair either, but I could live with that. I'm assuming you were trying to prevent too much red, in which case you could have made her hair white, gold, or silver (other Christmas colors). The orange just looks to me like a really bad dye job... which could have been what you were going for with the lighthearted element, but as I've already said, that is already heavily outdone by the sexiness of it.
Also I think Kat's face in the splash art looks very strange. I get that you were trying to give Kat a reddish nose, but her eyes are way too big, it looks almost alien. And she seems to be attacking someone... how does that even remotely match the lightheartedness that the skin was supposed to represent?
What's sad is that literally the only reason I have to justify spending money on this skin anymore is that it's legacy.