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on 28 October 2011
First of all: my mother tongue is German, so please kindly forgive any mistake I make.
I love Christmas movies and this one became one of my favorites. The easy but not shallow story is filled with humor and warm glimpses for Christmas. I got carried away by its charm, witty dialogues and wonderful playing actors.

Story in short:
Beautiful Brooke Burns is the quite over-organized business woman and mom Jennifer of little Brian (Connor Christopher Levins). His dad left after his birth. Jen's mother - normally preparing the turkey for Christmas day - has suddenly cancelled the visit because of a special issue. That pushes Jen into a disaster not knowing how to cook. But Uncle Ralph (mother's brother) is coming. Jen's fiancé, from a rich and snobby family, is not happy about that fact as he does not like this easygoing and humorous ex-cop at all. Uncle Ralph is played by fabulous Henry Winkler - and he really makes this movie something special!! Uncle Ralph having a "perfect nose" for good or bad guys picks up a very good looking but little bit of a "rolling stone - chef" (a VERY smart looking and acting Warren Christie) from the benches of the airport and after some hours on the plain they become good friends. After he finds out that preparing a turkey is one of his specialities Uncle Ralph has a plan...

Funny and humorous situations change with serious and deeper ones as the story goes on. I laughed a lot, cried a bit and felt the warm embrace of the Christmas spirit. I absolutely recommend this film for Christmas time, for time before and after ;D. It is a lovely story about love, empathy and the true quality of Christmas
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This is yet another one of those also ran Christmas films. Its a low budget flick with Henry Winkler. The plot is pretty thin, as in so many low budget Christmas films. The basic plot, single mom, has uncouth uncle over for Christmas. Uncle meets good looking man at the airport, invites him to stay with niece and the rest is pretty formulaic with zero depth. I am sorry, but no matter how much I tried to like this film, it is not one of my favourites. Its OK to watch one, but not one to keep.

Not one of my favourites.
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on 4 August 2017
Thank you for the DVD I love this film I first saw it on the Hallmark channel and I love it and it was a great price thank you again kindest regards Patricia Thompson
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on 1 March 2012
I have given this 5 stars as I enjoyed it, but this is really a typical made for the American Market TV movie. Not really a movie you'd go to the cinema to watch. Saying that it's a nice tale, with a happy ending, with a nice Christmas theme.

It's lovely to see Henry Winkler, and it's certainly watchable. But it isn't a classic in the making. Buy Elf, a surprisingly good Christmas film, but buy this too if it's a bargain
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on 30 August 2017
an excellent Christmas film.fantastic story line and good ending.
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on 27 November 2015
cannot believe I lost my other copy, love this film, so had to buy again. don't know why but.. its about family.Its nice
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on 12 June 2017
Love this film
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on 23 June 2017
Loved the film
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on 8 April 2014
Haven't had time to use it yet, but hear it is great and look forward to using it. However Amazon says I will lose all my reviews if I don;t review this now!
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on 12 July 2017
Good Film
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