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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
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
London Evening Standard
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 (UK)
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
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

The Sun (UK)
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
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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