Christmas Movie Reviews

The Family Stone

A few years ago, I discovered a Christmas movie I had somehow never heard about. The Family Stone was released in 2005, starring Rachel McAdams as the mean sister (Amy); Diane Keaton as the mother (Sybil); Luke Wilson as one...
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Christmas with the Kranks – 2004

Christmas with the Kranks is based after the 2011 novel by John Grisham called ” Skipping Christmas” and stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. I went into Christmas with the Kranks unsure of what to expect. I was familiar...
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The Night Before Christmas-Tom and Jerry-1941

  I wasn’t sure what to think the first time i watched Tom and Jerry’s version of ” The Night before Christmas” . I couldn’t image a  9 minute animated special with our favorite cat and mouse team being a...
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Bugs Bunny’s Looney Christmas Tales (1979)

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It may just be the 80’s kid in me but watching “ Bugs Bunny Looney Christmas Tales” really takes me back to being a kid at Christmas. This holiday special was a staple on CBS during the month of December...
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Christmas Movie Review

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It’s a Wonderful Life is a beloved Christmas movie that explores the worth of a single man’s life. There are moments of joy and moments of sadness that occur though out the film but Frank Capra works his magic to...
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Movie Review: A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas

Destined to become a family Christmas classic to be played year in and year out with kids and kin.   Yikes, strike that.  One thing for sure, this is NOT a family Christmas movie, unless your folks and kids reside...
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Christmas Movie Review: All She Wants for Christmas

The Story: The Christmas spirit Noelle’s town is built on is threatened when the owner of its primary business, a Christmas-ornament company, decides to shut its doors. As the company’s efficiency evaluator, Noelle gets a double whammy: Not only is...
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Christmas Movie / DVD Review: Thomas Kinkade presents Christmas Lodge

  Quotable: “We were wondering if you had any rooms available?” The Story: During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary (Erin Karpluk) finds herself at the now-dilapidated lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She...
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Christmas Movie Review: One Magic Christmas

Quotable: “My brother’s never going to believe this. ” The Story: Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen (TV’s JOAN OF ARCADIA, HOPE SPRINGS) gives a solid performance as Ginny Grainger, a young mother who rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks...
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Christmas Movie Review: A Season for Miracles

Quotable: “Overruled! This isn’t a trial but I, like saying that.” The Story: Emilie Thompson  is forced to take charge of her nephew J.T.  and niece Alanna  when their drug-addicted mother  overdoses and the kids are threatened with foster care. Emilie...
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