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This Christmas Reviews

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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.
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
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
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
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
November 29, 2007
Watchable ensemble drama with a strong cast and an above average script, though it will sorely test your patience for group dance scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 28, 2007
Lindo is one of those actors who has established himself as a fine performer but who's never really had a breakout starring role. This Christmas still isn't that star vehicle but it does let Lindo stretch his talent a little.
November 28, 2007
The performances and Whitmore's ability to keep it all moving at a good clip make it pleasing entertainment -- most of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 27, 2007
I could actually see this becoming kind of a minor perennial during the holidays.
November 27, 2007
This Christmas adheres to this formula and impressively stays away from the cheese and the sap that ordinarily accompany holiday pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 25, 2007
Timely, festive and aimed at an African-American audience, it's an angst-filled soap-opera, overstuffed with suds.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 24, 2007
Very real and easily relatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2007
Quite convincing in conveying the feeling of a real family, and in generating the requisite chemistry or antipathy as called for by their dysfunctional characters' dire circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2007
Through the copious hugs and soundtrack cues, This Christmas hits the familiar holiday themes earnestly -- and during the Christmas season, that should count for something.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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