Parents' Guide to

This Is Christmas

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Good-natured British festive romcom has mild language.

Movie NR 2022 111 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Good message about true meaning of Christmas!

Very heartwarming! Talks about the spirit of Christmas and building community in a realistic and genuine way without being corny. LOVED! Makes me want to move to London
age 12+

Absolute guff

Made me want to vomit. Excessively try hard on the moral messaging. But at least it wasn’t an Americanised version of the UK. Not sure I can bear watching it to the end.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This British festive romcom wears its heart on its sleeve and subsequently may be accused by some of being overly-sentimental. While it's undeniable This is Christmas is somewhat mawkish, it remains watchable thanks to the sheer likability of its leading man. Enoch's Adam has such an ingrained sense of earnestness that it is impossible not to get swept up with it. When Adam stands up on a train and invites his fellow passengers to a party, instead of being unbearable -- which would be the normal response if this were real life -- it is instead rather charming.

If you're able to leave any cynicism at the door and can get into the festive spirit, this is a film that will leave you feeling warm and cosy. Though just for the record, it's still unadvisable to attend any party that a random person on the train invites you to. Sorry, Adam.

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