Surviving Christmas

Lists: Comedy, Romance, Christmas movies

Brief Synopsis: "Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, Drew wants to revisit his old childhood home and possibly relive some old holiday memories. But when he arrives, he finds that the house he was raised in is no longer the home he grew up in. Inhabited by another family, Drew offers a nice financial reward that has the fam"

Overall Ranking: 1698 (Rank from 2004: # 31)

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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch82 - Look, if there was a season to lean on our good nature and let us just enjoy a silly, tacky family comedy, 'Surviving Christmas' has certainly hit it.
Dave Examines Movies68(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest68 - Somewhat interesting premise which plays out partially goofy but also has a lot of heart.

People Involved

  • Ben Affleck (Drew Latham)
  • James Gandolfini (Tom Valco)
  • Christina Applegate (Alicia Valco)
  • Catherine OHara (Christine OHara)
  • Josh Zuckerman (Brian Valco)
  • Bill Macy (Doo-Dah)
  • Jennifer Morrison (Missy Vanglider)
  • Udo Kier (Heinrich)
  • David Selby (Horace Vanglider)
  • Stephanie Faracy (Letitia Vanglider)
  • Stephen Root (Dr. Freeman)
  • Sy Richardson (Doo-Dah Understudy)
  • Tangie Ambrose (Kathryn)
  • John B.J. Bryant (Cabbie)
  • Peter Jason (Suit)
  • Mike Mitchell (Director)
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