The Christmas Spirit


Comedy / Drama

IMDb Rating 5.9


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84 min
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Reviewed by Christmas-Reviewer 6

Review Date 12/3/2017<br/><br/>I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 (C H R I S T M A S ) MOVIES AND SPECIALS.<br/><br/>SO PLEASE BEWARE OF SOME REVIEWERS THAT ONLY HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE NO AGENDA! I REVIEW MOVIES &amp; SPECIALS AS A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN! I HAVE DISCOVERED MANY GEMS IN MY QUEST TO SEE AS MANY &quot; C H R I S T M A S &quot; MOVIES AS I CAN. <br/><br/>Charlotte (Nicollette Sheridan) and a greedy developer are left in coma after a car accident. Her spirit tries to change the man&#39;s mind and stop development in the town before the decision becomes final.<br/><br/>This film had an okay film story but it throws a little too much into the plot. I am glad that Nicollette Sheridan was able to find a role where she plays &quot;Nice&quot;. She is a wonderful actress and never seems to catch break. <br/><br/>This film however has major flaws. Its &quot;sets up the rules&quot; on what &quot;Spirits Can Do&quot; however as soon as rules are established &quot;It Breaks The Rules&quot;. <br/><br/>By the film breaking its own rules it doesn&#39;t allow the audience build a connection to the leads. Because the rules are not &quot;there&quot; the film becomes boring and &quot;predictable&quot;.<br/><br/>Could of been great. I don&#39;t see myself watching this again in the near future!

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Reviewed by bergie1965 9

I am from Oregonia, which is right outside Lebanon, where the movie was filmed...This movie has a great message about The Christmas Spirit and was very well done. It was amazing to see a film shot where I live. The restaurant is actually named &quot;The Country Kitchen&quot; and has amazing food and service, it has hometown feel and really added to the movie knowing that it does in real life. I am not sure if it is going to be available on DVD, but I would love to buy this movie and I am sure others would as well. It shows the true meaning to Christmas and I feel is something that needs to be portrayed more in these days when so many want to remove the true meaning. Amazing message and job well done!!

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Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 4

There was something somewhat intriguing about the premise, perhaps not an innovative premise but as far as modest-or-less-budget festive films go it is a concept that falls in the not so predictable category. And although Nicollette Sheridan is not an actress considered great by me, she is watchable in my view and a long way from being one of those impossible to watch actresses. &#39;The Christmas Spirit&#39; was also seen as part of my recent Christmas films quest, which was interesting if variable.<br/><br/>Of which &#39;The Christmas Spirit&#39; is one of those inoffensive but low middle of the pack efforts, that was a bit difficult to rate and review initially. The more thought about it though, the more problematic it became in my estimations. Not one of the best, with it not doing enough with the concept and in need of a lot more imagination and charm (not to mention credulity). Also not one of the worst, as there are far worse made, written and acted festive films out there and my intelligence at least wasn&#39;t insulted as such.<br/><br/>Not without its good things and moments. It didn&#39;t strike me as a cheap-looking film, the scenery is beautiful and the photography is not drab or garish. The music is neither too intrusive or too low-key, so there was presence and it was authentic to the holiday while not over-powering.<br/><br/>Sheridan carries &#39;The Christmas Spirit&#39; more than amiably and Olympia Dukakis (the only other cast standout) is suitably enigmatic. A few charming and cute moments.<br/><br/>Unfortunately the rest of the cast are at best mediocre, some of which not really making much impact at all. Saddled with very vapid and corny dialogue and flimsily developed (and that&#39;s being generous often) standard Christmas-film stereotypes passing for characters. Really do wish that the film did more with the concept, which is executed far too ordinarily.<br/><br/>Much of the storytelling is bland, extremely predictable (do agree that one guesses the entire story without problem in the first 10 minutes) and the supernatural element is initially intriguing but very quickly becomes muddled and less cohesive. Everything with the traffic light requires some serious suspension of disbelief. Some of it gets too schmaltzy and anything more moralistic comes over as simplistic and heavy-handed.<br/><br/>In summary, pretty lacklustre and middle of the road. 4/10

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