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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

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Average Rating: 1.2/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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The leading lady of the Christmas tale knows just what she wants for Christmas and she lets Macy's Santa know, too. She wants nothing more than the reuniting of her recently divorced parents. Bordering on being a Miracle on 34th Street re-make, this film follows much the same theme, but the kids here get more involved as they thwart any likelihood of romantic success between their mom and her new boyfriend and try ever-so-hard to make Mommy and Daddy love each other again. A reunion does result,

Oct 5, 2004

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (0) | Rotten (13)

This 1991 feature is not for diabetics or connoisseurs of real people, but everyone else should have a ball.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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What makes the film so nauseating is not that it's badly acted or made, but that its motives are presented with such sledgehammer subtlety that even the youngest children would feel insulted by it.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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When it comes to yuletide cheer, All I Want for Christmas ranks just under dead reindeer on the roof.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Miracle on 34th Street this ain't.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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All I want for Christmas is to never see All I Want for Christmas again.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Clearly meant to be adorable, the kids crack jokes like screenwriters rather than children, and the plot is just as contrived as the self-conscious dialogue.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A lackluster, routinely directed and underwritten romantic comedy.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

For the few lucky youngsters out there whose lives so far have not been touched by divorce, this movie may stir up illegitimate (or, at least, unnecessary worries). Such realism in an otherwise fantasy-based tale makes for an awkward combination.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

...is a break from trash like this. Just awful!

July 14, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Generic at its core, the idea behind the movie is valiant enough but happy themes aren't enough to carry an otherwise boring film.

December 9, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Audience Reviews for All I Want for Christmas

A very cute Christmas Film, Yes its the start of my Christmas Review, 45 Days till Christmas I hope to get 30 films in review for Christmas. This one is about a family who has split up, and the son and very young daughter want the family together again for Christmas, takes place in NYC, only draw back is where are the people I see everyday in NYC. LOL. Still a excellent family film for Christmas those over 10 years of age. 4 Stars
November 10, 2010
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Bruce Bruce

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Lauren Bacall and Thora Birch are just adorable in this typical Christmas movie.
April 4, 2009
SunilJawahir

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Cute Xmas movie, nothing great but is enjoyable to watch Thora Birch and Rusty from Vegas Vacation.
October 20, 2007
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    1. Hallie O'Fallon: [singing] Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
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