A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) - Boyd and his family are forced to spend a dreaded Christmas at his parents' house. When he realizes that he left his son's gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road in a blizzard to retrieve the gifts before sunrise to save Christmas.
This short 80 minute film was bitter sweet. Robin Williams plays a curmudgeon who likes to drink and wasn't a very good father to his now grown son. They are forced to spend Christmas together and re-bonding occurs. This is a comedy, so no tears were shed on my end. Thank goodness, I need a break from the crying. 3 / 5 stars.
Christmas Movie #10
Christmas in the City (2013) - With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy Carroll and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When she's offered a job in the toy department of Wolmans, the city's biggest department store, Wendy can't wait! Her excitement doesn't last long when the store's manager, Teanna, destroys the Christmas spirit throughout the store and replaces Santa with a hunky male underwear model surrounded by elfin "babes."
What Teanna is unaware of is that she has in fact sacked the real Santa. Unaware of his real "Santa" status, Wendy reaches out to the old man but it seems even he has given up hope. With her daughter losing faith in the holiday, Wendy realizes she must bring the true meaning of Christmas back to Wolmans before it is too late.
The thing about Christmas movies is that there are no new plots. So you just have to look at the message and if you enjoyed it. This is a family friendly movie. 4/5 stars.