Drowning in tinsel and lights every Christmas, Michael and Caroline Anderson throw the year’s biggest party at their house. But this year, with Michael jobless and Caroline’s store struggling, that tradition may end. The Andersons decide to host a very different kind of party and, in the process, rediscover what’s most important about the holiday.
|Release Date||:||December 9, 2016|
|Genres||:||TV Movie, Family, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Marvista Entertainment, ION Television|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Michael Feifer, Bonnie Hallman, Lyn Woodward|
|Casts||:||Christy Carlson Romano, George Stults, Julie Brown, Barry Livingston, Kathleen Gati, Caia Coley, Ion Overman, Dale Godboldo, Luke Judy, Savannah Judy, Kannon Kurowski, Rene Michelle Aranda|
This show provides an upbeat but realistic portrayal of a family undergoing financial hardship during the holidays. But unlike others, it does not become sappy or sink in a quagmire of despair before the expected upturn occurs.
Beware that Grinches and Scrooges who hate Christmas may denigrate it. OK, it is not "The Third Man" or "Picnic" but it should keep you entertained.
Two other more serious, but not depressing, movies that might interest adult viewers are "Midnight Clear", with Stephen Baldwin, and "Silent Night" with Linda Hamilton.
For humor there is, of course, "A Christmas Story" and "Christmas Vacation". Like there is a single person on Earth who has not seen these two classics.