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A Family Reunion Christmas

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Holiday special teaches gratitude, celebrates family.

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Positive Messages

Offers positive lessons about gratitude, giving, and family. The existence of Santa is questioned. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The adults aren't perfect, but they try to be good parents and siblings, and do right by their kids. 

Violence

Some arguing and yelling, most of which comes off as funny. 

Sex
Language

Words like "suck" are used. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that A Family Reunion Christmas is a holiday special featuring the characters of Family Reunion. It touches on some sensitive subjects, like homelessness and long-standing sibling rivalries, but the overall show is family-friendly. There's some discussion about the existence of Santa Claus that may cause some younger kids to wonder. 

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What's the story?

A FAMILY REUNION CHRISTMAS, a special holiday edition of Family Reunion, stars the cast of the hit series as they celebrate the Yuletide holiday. While Cocoa (Tia Mowry) and Moz (Anthony Alabi) deal with their children’s doubts about Santa, and ‘M’Dear (Loretta Devine), Maybelle (Telma Hopkins), and Aunt Dot (Jackée Harry) work out their differences, Grandpa (Richard Roundtree) teaches Jade and Mazzi (Talia Jackson and Cameron J. Wright) a lesson about what it’s like to give, and to be without. It’s not always easy, but they always remain a family. 

Is it any good?

This positive, family-oriented special features the trademark humor that Family Reunion is known for. It uses the holiday season as the foundation for offering lessons about giving, gratitude, and above all, the importance of family. If you’re a fan of the series, and have the Christmas spirit, you’ll find A Family Reunion Christmas worth tuning into. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about about gratitude. What are some of the different ways the McKellans are being taught to be grateful? What are they learning to be grateful for? 

  • In A Family Reunion Christmas, issues like homelessness and resolving family problems are discussed. What do you think about talking about these topics during the holidays? How about the rest of the time?

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