Almost Christmas

Theatrical Release: November 11, 2016
Almost Christmas


A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mom died.

Dove Review

Walter lost his wife, the love of his life, about ten months ago. Now he has asked all the kids to come home for Christmas. But will they all get along? They all have their opinions of the others and Walter just wants them to get along for this holiday that their mother loved so much.

One son is running for political office and one is a collage football star. Walter’s daughters, Rachel and Cheryl, can never see eye to eye about anything and argue about every little thing. Then add their aunt into the mix and the hilarious antics begin. Everyone is trying to cook their favorite dish, even the family football game turns into a fight and all Walter wants to do is make the perfect sweet potato pie like his wife use to do.

Although this is a funny comedy about the ups and downs of a dysfunctional family at Christmas that most can relate to, it is one that brings home the reality of the interactions that come up in a family. Unfortunately due to issues that put it outside out guidelines, it can not be family approved.

Content Description

Sex: Sex is implied of a young couple kissing on couch; comments about picking up "HO-HO-HOs"; man flirts with rental car clerk; married man has sex with a store clerk off screen; young man makes passes at older woman; sexual innuendoes in bloopers; couple kisses;
Language: S-27; B.tch-19; A-34; D-15; SOB-1; OMG/G-4; GD-3; slang used for woman's breasts-3; "n-" word -1;
Violence: young man gets into accident off screen; Woman has a shoot gun and shoots at sign;
Drugs: many scenes of people drinking; young football player is addicted to pain killers; drugs from a friend;
Nudity: Scenes of woman showing cleavage;
Other: losing a spouse; sibling rivalry and arguments; putting someone down who is divorced; a spouse cheats;


Company: Universal Pictures
Producer: Will Packer
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 112 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe