All I Want for Christmas
All I Want for Christmas (1991)

The leading lady of the Christmas tale knows just what she wants for Christmas and she lets Macy's Santa know, too. She wants nothing more than the reuniting of her recently divorced parents. Bordering on being a Miracle on 34th Street… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 8, 1991
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This 1991 feature is not for diabetics or connoisseurs of real people, but everyone else should have a ball.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Miracle on 34th Street this ain't.

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TV Guide

A lackluster, routinely directed and underwritten romantic comedy.

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Time Out

What makes the film so nauseating is not that it's badly acted or made, but that its motives are presented with such sledgehammer subtlety that even the youngest children would feel insulted by it.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

All I want for Christmas is to never see All I Want for Christmas again.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

For the few lucky youngsters out there whose lives so far have not been touched by divorce, this movie may stir up illegitimate (or, at least, unnecessary worries). Such realism in an otherwise fantasy-based tale makes for an awkward combination.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

When it comes to yuletide cheer, All I Want for Christmas ranks just under dead reindeer on the roof.

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Torene Svitil
Empire Magazine

Clearly meant to be adorable, the kids crack jokes like screenwriters rather than children, and the plot is just as contrived as the self-conscious dialogue.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette a break from trash like this. Just awful!

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Bruce Bruce
A very cute Christmas Film, Yes its the start of my Christmas Review, 45 Days till Christmas I hope to get 30 films in review for Christmas. This one is about a… More
Sunil Jawahir
Lauren Bacall and Thora Birch are just adorable in this typical Christmas movie.
Sarah Prisbylla
Cute Xmas movie, nothing great but is enjoyable to watch Thora Birch and Rusty from Vegas Vacation.