This is hardly Oscar material but it is a pleasant diversion that you can safely watch with your kids during the holidays.
The setting in the context of a reality talk show production is a nice twist on the Christmas Carol genre.
Your kids won't understand the poignancy of Gary Coleman's appearance in this movie but you may. Gary mentions the dearth of acting roles for an actor of his height. Gary gets a lot of screen time and I enjoyed that.
William Shatner did a decent job in a self-deprecating role.
Tori Spelling was solid in her lead role.
Good lesson in "keeping people waiting"
Nice pay-off at the end of the movie. Of course, we expect a Christmas Carol remake to have a happy ending.
Ghost of Christmas Future was the weakest segment but it was short.
The reality show producer playing bad guy in Christmas past and good guy at the end of the movie was a bit confusing.
For those two reasons I had to knock off a point from 6 to 5.
Caught this thanks to recent play on premium cable.
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