The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

2010

Action / Family / Fantasy

17
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 578

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Cast

Jennifer Beals as Angela Fox
Clé Bennett as Lonnie
Gage Munroe as Toby Fox
Jordan Prentice as Nigel Thumb
720p.BLU
551.24 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
P/S 0 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Jack Vasen 8 / 10

Fun

This is a movie that presumes Santa Claus is real complete with a magic gift bag capable of producing endless gifts. So we shouldn't expect it to be aimed strictly at adults complete with plot realism. However, unlike a lot of this kind of movies, it is also not dumbed down so much that there is nothing for adults. This is a fun movie for the entire family.

There is some good humor that both kids and adults will appreciate. There is one ridiculous disaster to ruin Christmas after another and they get resolved in crazy ways. First we go through the wave of people who encounter the memoryless Santa and his head elf. And meanwhile Nigel the elf is trying to come up with ways to spark Santa's memory. Then they start chasing the bag around.

The movie is a little preachy about parents who don't pay enough attention to their children. The acting could be better but it's fine for this type of movie. Rebecca Williams who plays Hannah, the high school age member of the Fox family, is obviously way older than her character. But these faults can be overlooked if you just sit back and enjoy their crazy trek to save Christmas. And as we'd expect there are some heartwarming moments.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 6 / 10

When Christmas is at stake, the Fox family steps in...

While "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" is not a Christmas classic, it is definitely a movie that is well-worth watching for a Christmas movie marathon. And it is a movie that is quite suitable for the entire family to enjoy.

I watched "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" around Christmas in 2016 along with a heap of other movies together with the family for a Christmas movie marathon. And it turned out that "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" was actually one of the better movies to make it across the screen that year. This is the type of movie that appeals to an audience of all ages, because there is something for everyone to enjoy here.

The story told in "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" is a fun, albeit somewhat off-beat, Christmas tale. It is about Santa Claws who accidentally crash into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magical gift sack. With Christmas at stake, the family must assist the hapless elderly man to retrieve his sack and save Christmas.

It is a fun and wholesome story that is good paced, and there is a good amount of funny situations throughout the movie. Actually the movie combines the family element quite nicely with a pinch of drama and more comedy.

The acting in the movie was good, of course taking into consideration what kind of movie this is. But all in all, people did perform well up to what was expected. Personally, I wasn't familiar with the people on the cast list, so it was a refreshing change of pace with unfamiliar faces on the screen.

"The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" makes for a wholesome entertaining movie to sit down with the family to watch during the Christmas holidays.

Reviewed by boblipton 6 / 10

Reviewed the same night

A fine professional cast, including the sadly underused -- by the industry, anyway -- Jennifer Beals enliven a very pleasant little Christmas movie. R.D. Reid makes an amusing, if rather Irish sounding Santa Claus who has taken a tumble off a roof and lost his memory -- and what, pray tell, will happen to Christmas without Santa? Cue Jordan Prentice as a rather overwhelmed head elf who struggles to get Santa back in shape using Miss Beals' dysfunctional family.

That's the set up and the movie rings the changes on it in a workmanlike fashion. I have some minor issues with the pace of the direction, but the cast goes through its paces with such obvious goodwill that I can't bring myself to cavil. A merry night before Christmas eve to you all who watched this.

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