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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain rather than educate.
Sometimes you know right away when you've met someone special.
Positive Role Models
Zane is a good guy who needed a break from the part of being successful that he didn't like. When he returns to a small town he's always loved, he's able to regroup. Jeannette puts her daughter's needs above her own.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A man and woman kiss. A man appears in pants without a shirt.
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"Damn," "heck," and "crap."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Very Country Christmas checks all the holiday spirit, family-friendly boxes. In a small town, a hardworking single mom and her adorable small daughter are both ripe for being swept off their feet by a runaway country music star hiding out from fame as the holiday approaches. Language includes "damn," "heck," and "crap." A man shows off his chiseled chest, and a man kisses a woman. Adults drink alcohol. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
A Very Country Christmas does the job it sets out to do, providing a family-friendly, cookie-cutter, predictable romance in an attractive holiday setting. Nothing here will challenge anyone or offer any original thoughts about anything, which may make this some viewers' idea of perfect holiday fare. Two nice people meet nicely. That's about it.
There's one standout moment, but it doesn't have much to do with the plot. With only a couple minutes of screen time, Kelsey Lamb (as a character called Kelsey) sings a moving version of that solid and reliable Christmas carol, "Deck the Halls." Kids may not be necessarily interested in a holiday romance, but if they walk in when someone else is watching this, there's nothing to worry about.
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