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A Family Matters Christmas

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sibling switcheroo is campy but wholesome holiday fun.

Movie NR 2022 86 minutes
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A Family Matters Christmas is a campy but wholesome movie with a Freaky Friday feel. The story features a diverse cast with a familiar storyline that's entertaining from the moment the siblings swap bodies. Though the special effects leave much to be desired, the actors pull off the silly concept in a way that makes it enjoyable for even the youngest viewers. Each character goes on a journey to see through another sibling's set of eyes. Aiden looks up to his stepbrother but learns being tall and popular isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Emily and Brandon both realize their relationships with each other mean more to them than they thought.

Fans hoping for a big Family Matters reunion may be disappointed as viewers only see Ms. Winslow here and there as she's telling the story to her grandchildren. The plot is nothing new, but it's a fine, festive choice to throw into a Christmas movie rotation.

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