This Christmas Reviews

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September 26, 2020
An entertaining and heartfelt film that makes the most of its wonderful cast.
November 4, 2019
You've seen the scene before, in a movie like this one, and you've heard the much-covered song before, but Brown makes it feel new again.
August 22, 2018
Tries to be a Christmas film about real ishoos but it is quite boring and predictable and sentimental and the acting is not very good. It is therefore perfect for Christmas, and upholds all the traditions very, very well.
December 27, 2012
Easily the best film of its genre since 'Soul Food' and definitely makes for a excellent holiday season treat.
November 16, 2011
July 6, 2010
Despite an accomplished cast, it's about as surprising as last year's Christmas card.
December 4, 2008
A happy Christmas package that more or less ignores the fact that it's a black American family story
July 16, 2008
Family holiday dramedy has some iffy content.
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.
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.
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...
December 1, 2007
While formula is still the same, it's quite amusing, romantic, and a delightful holiday treat for a family to enjoy.
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.
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.
November 30, 2007
If you like schmaltzy, music-saturated family movies, This Christmas will set all the right bells jingling.
November 30, 2007
"Destined to become a Yuletide classic, " claim the press notes. Well, they do say Christmas is a time for dreaming.
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.
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.
November 30, 2007
It's formulaic and corny as hell, but a top-notch cast keep this festive family drama believable - just.
November 30, 2007
The clumsy dialogue is so busy explaining the back stories that it doesn't have time for decent one-liners.
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