This Christmas Synopsis
During a holiday reunion, secrets come to light and family ties become strained.
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Critic Ratings

63
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Fast paced and engagingly acted.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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It's warm, witty and alive, with a fantastic cast and a belief in its characters that transcends its formulaic tendencies.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's different from the usual fare in one obvious way -- most of the cast are African Americans -- and, more importantly, in its...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At the multiplex where so many holiday movies feel regifted, This Christmas is a gift.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Everyone in this madly good-looking clan has got soapy problems as befits an aspirational, say-amen holiday movie.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What's surprising is how well Whitmore, the director, manages to direct traffic. He's got one crisis cooling, another problem exploding, a...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
No matter how silly the situation, each member of the uniformly strong cast creates a nice balance between sentimental and sweet - which is...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
One of those overstaffed, overstuffed "when do we eat?" holiday dramedies. Call it a double-extra-strength episode of "Soul Food."
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Enjoyable enough. Though like some holiday fare, it doesn't quite stay with you.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Writer-director Preston A. Whitmore II throws enough soap opera for an entire TV season into a story that nearly -- but not quite -- sinks...
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GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By movie king CL
I saw this movie last night @ a private screening. It was great. All the actors did a great job. Regina was REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!! I didn't know Chris Brown can sing like that....

this movie looks good

By aarin01
u gotta go see it has chris brown thats all i have to say...

Great Movie For ALL

By BeautyBabe0930
It is the perfect movie to start off the holiday season the day before Thanksgiving. It really gets you into the holiday spirit. And lets not forget all the talented actors and actresses that are so...

great movie

By candylover
it is a great movie for everyone of all cultures. you will walk away feeling good about yourself and your family....

THIS CHRISTMAS

By Pattinson's Disease on FB
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MOVIES YOU WOULD BUY AND WATCH AGAIN AND AGAIN. I LOVED THE MUSIC AND THE DANCING SCENES WERE FUN TO WATCH....

Excellent

By tarheelstrio
A must see - great cast - excellent movie; I definitely recommend this movie....I can't wait for the DVD....

This Christmas

By tymc6716
Good for the family....

Holiday spirit

By Baboushka
If you missed out on the holiday spirit or you experienced wonderful holiday spirit that you'd like to see extended then this is the movie for you. You won't regret it....

Awsome!

By la_stallworth
I an my daughter enjoyed the movie! we loved every single part of the movie! The movie was awsome!...

This Christmas

By brwnspcb
This was a good movie. Definitely had it funny and feel good moments....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For comic sexual content and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Family holiday dramedy has some iffy content.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF