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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It was obviously intended as a comedy, but there is little comic about it, and indeed the movie's overriding emotions seem to be pain and anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
Tacky in the extreme, this self-congratulatory 1988 film is an exercise in hypocrisy, indulging every form of Christmas exploitation that it pretends to attack, and many of the laughs are forced.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Variety Staff
November 27, 2007
An appallingly unfunny comedy, and a vivid illustration of the fact that money can't buy you laughs.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
April 30, 2004
Forgetable holiday offering with Murray at his least inspired.
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
Made in the crappy Murray years between CADDYSHACK and RUSHMORE. A few laughs, but mostly forgettable.
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 12, 2003
Good idea that never fully plays itself out.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If Donner and his team had any interest in the story's message, they've picked a puzzling way to show it.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
In spite of the jokes at the expense of television-network censors, there's very little in the film, aside from naughty words, that wouldn't be perfectly acceptable on prime-time television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 12, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rowdy stuff for the light in head.

TV Guide
November 27, 2007
A number of talented actors appear, but only a few are able to make much of a mark given their limited screentime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
August 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
By the time it draws to a close, the movie and Cross demonstrate their faith and belief in goodness -- and do it hilariously and affectingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Middling take on the classic stories
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 13, 2009
A meaningful Christmas Carol this is not, but a perfectly entertaining yuletide comedy this certainly is.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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