Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Holiday decorating show encourages taking time to celebrate.

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Positive Messages

Fun, family, and holidays are major themes. Taking the time to come together and enjoy the holiday experience is also underscored. 

Positive Role Models

People have different reasons for wanting to go big on their Christmas decorations, but ultimately the intentions are always positive ones. One family is Black, another features parents that are of different religious backgrounds. 

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Consumerism

No labels, but there is a mention of the consumerist aspect of the holidays. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to cocktails and martinis. Benjamin Bradley claims that he has an addiction to Christmas.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas is a reality series about a designer who creates spectacular holiday decor for people's homes. It's an light, positive series that highlights fun, family, and taking time to enjoy the holidays. Christmas and Hanukkah are both discussed, but in a mostly secular way. There are a few references to holiday cocktails and martinis, but the overall show is fine for the whole family. 

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Teen, 13 years old Written bygreenday December 22, 2020

This show is really good!

Super interesting and encourages different backgrounds and religions.

What's the story?

HOLIDAY HOME MAKEOVER WITH MR. CHRISTMAS is a reality makeover series that features interior designer Benjamin Bradley helping people making over their homes and communities for the Christmas holidays. Bradley, who claims that he's "addicted" to Christmas, loves to create big, beautiful home designs to help people enjoy the season to the max. Along with a group of creative elves, including crafters, carpenters, he creates designs to create great seasonal experiences, and to create wonderful memories. Tips for making holiday crafts and improving design spaces are also offered. 

Is it any good?

This bright series uses festive design to inspire holiday cheer, and it definitely works. From decorating a firehouse for the community to enjoy, to making sure that a space balances Christmas and Hanukkah, Bradley and his team use their design chops, creativity, and spirit to create spaces that encourage celebration. 

There's lots of tinsel, lights, and peppermint, but Bradley emphasizes that his designs are created to help make the time and space for people to come together and enjoy those special moments. If you like holiday crafting and decorating, Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas will be sure to get you revved up for the winter holidays. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why seasonal media is often limited to Christmas and Hanukkah-themed TV and movies. People in the United States and Canada also celebrate Kwanzaa, the Epiphany, and Boxing Day during this time of year. Why do you think these holidays are less featured in US media?

  • Why is it important for some people to decorate their homes and other spaces for the holidays? What does it represent to them? How does Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas address these different needs with design?

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