Surviving Christmas
Surviving Christmas (2004)

Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew's family. Nevertheless, Drew has… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 22, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2004
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Surviving Christmas is unpleasant characters attacking each other for 90 minutes before delivering a typical, hollow anti-consumerist message

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Pique on earth and ill will toward men permeate this mirthless comedy.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Surviving Christmas is about as funny as a rubber crutch for Tiny Tim.

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Joshua Starnes

Surviving Christmas is a mediocre ninety-minute sit-com; if you're looking for wit and humor, stay away.

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David Germain
Associated Press

The movie is dead from the outset given the artificiality of the premise about a lonely rich guy who hires the folks living in his boyhood home to be his family for the holidays.

Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

There's a lot to not buy in Surviving Christmas. I recommend not buying.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

You'll be lucky if you survive this dumb movie.

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

The moral is that money can indeed buy happiness.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Maybe the worst thing that can be said for Surviving Christmas is that it doesn't succeed even on its humble level of aspiration.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Ben Affleck needs to stop making movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Even for a xmas movie, this is pretty poor. Ben Affleck is really hammy in this, but I guess it's not really his fault as the script is just unbelievable… More
Sophie Burgess
An annoying and silly film which proves that Affleck should stay away from comedies. His character is annoying as hell which makes it difficult to watch but… More
Alex roy
Surviving Christmas has got to be one of the worst Christmas films that I've seen. With a terrible cast, and directing, this film fails delivering laughs… More
KJ Proulx
"Surviving Christmas" is not the most festive or creative in it's genre, but the good-hearted mixture of being with your family on christmas and… More
Martin Sahlin
This has Soprano...Applegate....and Ben Affleck (not so much...)....and it has some funny moments...But it just doesn't cut the mustard...
Bethany Murphy
I really enjoyed this film. It was a great Christmas film that made you feel happy. Ben Affleck made this film even better.