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This Christmas Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
December 27, 2012
Easily the best film of its genre since 'Soul Food' and definitely makes for a excellent holiday season treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 4, 2008
A happy Christmas package that more or less ignores the fact that it's a black American family story
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
July 16, 2008
Family holiday dramedy has some iffy content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 2, 2008
If you're looking for a film that celebrates the holiday spirit, This Christmas would be my first suggestion because it's heartfelt and not too sweet.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 11, 2007
Here's a family you'll want to visit for the holidays. Maybe you'll event want to stay through New Year's.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 3, 2007
...there's a genuine feeling of a real family's real Christmas, with all its heat as well as warmth, the kind of thing that's missing from the plastic platitudes of holiday junk like Fred Claus...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
December 1, 2007
While formula is still the same, it's quite amusing, romantic, and a delightful holiday treat for a family to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
December 1, 2007
This is a very entertaining movie, despite all the inplausablities, and doesn't get down to the insipidness of most Holiday family outings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 1, 2007
o matter how silly the situation, each member of the uniformly strong cast creates a nice balance between sentimental and sweet -- which is just how every holiday gathering should feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
November 30, 2007
If you like schmaltzy, music-saturated family movies, This Christmas will set all the right bells jingling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Independent (UK)
November 30, 2007
"Destined to become a Yuletide classic, " claim the press notes. Well, they do say Christmas is a time for dreaming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 30, 2007
A strong wire netting will keep out unwanted super-soaps such as the first, in which a black family in LA proves that being Afro-American is no inoculation against outbreaks of schmaltz and piety.
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
November 30, 2007
It's laboured and obvious, and not even a Yuletide movie: Christmas is little more than a device to bring the family back under one roof. Still, its plot is as overstuffed as any turkey.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 30, 2007
It's formulaic and corny as hell, but a top-notch cast keep this festive family drama believable - just.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Sun Online
November 30, 2007
The clumsy dialogue is so busy explaining the back stories that it doesn't have time for decent one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
November 30, 2007
Like discovering a family pet mutilated under the mistletoe, this second Christmas offering does its damnedest to suck all joy out of the festive season.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 30, 2007
No Christmas cracker but a likable holiday movie, This Christmas is full of seasonal cheer, some witty banter and a raft of enthusiastic performances from its high-spirited cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
November 29, 2007
Goodwill be stuffed - this is about as appetising as a plateful of reheated sprouts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anna Smith
BBC.com
November 29, 2007
Don't expect realism from this frothy little number, but do expect a bit of heart-warming cheer courtesy of romantic unions, overcome prejudices, reconciled enemies and general peace and understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
November 29, 2007
The kind of 14-pound turkey you can only excuse at Christmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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