Guess Whos Coming for Christmas

DVD Release: December 8, 2013
Guess Whos Coming for Christmas


When his high-maintenance girlfriend Chelsea (Olivia Cheng) refuses to cook, jaded rock star Dax (Drew Lachey) is found by New York paparazzi passed out in his car with a frozen holiday turkey in the passenger seat. In order to repair his tarnished image, Dax publicly agrees to grant a fan’s “Dear Santa” Christmas wish. To his dismay, his manager Jason (Matt Ward) drops Dax off in Cedar Grove, a small Midwest town, where he’s committed to spend a week and perform in a local holiday Christmas concert. At first, Dax is horrified to be stuck in the Reverend Harding (Peter Lacroix) family’s home under strict rules and a curfew. But he soon becomes charmed by the Reverend’s wife Lynne (Ellie Harvie), teenage son Tim (Evan Bird) and very surprised contest winner and daughter Kelly (MacKenzie Porter), a sassy, unemployed book jacket writer. Dax begins to appreciate what the Hardings have as a family – love, caring and an uplifting holiday spirit. The movie features an original musical duet by Lachey and Porter, entitled “You.”

Dove Review

This is a touching story about finding one’s self and what Christmas is truly about. A superstar singer, Dax, goes to Nebraska to fulfill a fan’s desire and to raise funds for a boy’s club. His grandmother has passed away, the only family he had left, but he meets the fan’s father, a minister, who helps him. He is forgiven for showing up to church drunk and the female fan’s father continues to reach out to Dax.

This movie is recommended for ages twelve plus due to the sophisticated themes including the main character’s drinking for a time. This redemptive based movie earns our “Family-Approved” Seal. “Guess Whos Coming for Christmas” offers hope to those who are struggling to let something go.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: Poop-3
Violence: None
Drugs: Several drinking scenes including a man who also breaks into a liquor cabinet and shows up to church drunk and picks up whiskey at store--however he changes by film's end.
Nudity: Shirtless man; woman in tight pajama bottoms.
Other: Tattoos on character; tension between characters; man puts picture of Jesus in closet because he is embarrassed by his own actions; a character struggles with a personal issue.


Company: UPtv
Writer: Neil and Tippi Dobrovsky
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Drew Lachey, MacKenzie Porter, Peter Lacroix, Ellie Harvie, Evan Bird, Matt Ward and Olivia Cheng
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter