This Christmas
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"If the real-life Christmas experience tends too often to be marred by the rude contradiction between expectations and reality, movies like the ultra-bland holiday family movie This Christmas are at least partly to blame."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Easily the best film of its genre since 'Soul Food' and definitely makes for a excellent holiday season treat."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"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."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"While formula is still the same, it's quite amusing, romantic, and a delightful holiday treat for a family to enjoy."
‑ Wilson Morales, BlackFilm.com
"This is good-natured, determinedly aspirational African-American entertainment, but did it have to be quite so heavy on the clichés?"
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"An incoherent mess in which scenes of teary reconciliations sit uncomfortably next to protracted gags involving catfights, car wrecks and a big bottle of baby oil."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
"A happy Christmas package that more or less ignores the fact that it's a black American family story"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Here's a family you'll want to visit for the holidays. Maybe you'll event want to stay through New Year's."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"This is a very entertaining movie, despite all the inplausablities, and doesn't get down to the insipidness of most Holiday family outings."
‑ Eric Lurio, Entertainment Insiders
"I could actually see this becoming kind of a minor perennial during the holidays."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Like sock-it-to-me cake ruined by too much sugar, This Christmas is cloying empty calories."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"Family holiday dramedy has some iffy content."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
"...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..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"If you like schmaltzy, music-saturated family movies, This Christmas will set all the right bells jingling."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
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