Parents' Guide to

Christmas Survival

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Holiday tale about family issues; drugs, sex, language.

Movie NR 2018 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+


I saw this with my 11 year old- Some bad s3x stuff. Don't watch this with kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Solid performances and a certain chaotic charm give Christmas Survival a little bit more substance and entertainment value than most of the formulaic movies usually created for the holiday season. The performers are attractive and capable, but some central conflicts just don't make sense, like issues relating to a will. And it's not Richardson's fault that she's stuck in the role of the phony, self-absorbed, and larger-than-life Hollywood type, but that cliché brings the level of this enterprise down considerably. More important, parents seeking, light, kid-friendly holiday fare may find Christmas Survival an unlikely Christmas choice because of drug use and sexual content.

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