I'm Not Ready For Christmas

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  • TV-G
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 6.0  (2,109)

I'm Not Ready For Christmas is a family-friendly holiday movie from 2015 directed by Sam Irvin. The film follows Holly (Alicia Witt), a successful advertising executive who has a magical experience with Santa Claus (Dan Lauria) that causes her to lose her ability to lie. Holly finds herself unable to participate in the usual holiday antics and traditions like gift giving and telling children Santa exists, much to the confusion of her boyfriend, Christmas lover, and coworker, Drew (George Stults). As she tries to figure out how to get her life back to normal and preserve her relationship, Holly learns some valuable lessons about honesty and the true spirit of the holiday season.

One of the standout elements of I'm Not Ready For Christmas is its cast. Alicia Witt delivers a charming and relatable performance as Holly. She captures the frazzled and overwhelmed feeling that many people experience around the holidays, which makes her journey to embracing the true meaning of Christmas all the more satisfying. George Stults also stands out as Drew, the optimistic and cheery boyfriend who can't understand why Holly has suddenly become such a Grinch. Their chemistry on screen is believable and heartwarming, which makes it easy to root for them as a couple.

Another strength of the movie is its use of humor. Many holiday movies can feel overly sentimental or melodramatic, but I'm Not Ready For Christmas strikes a great balance between heartwarming moments and witty humor. Holly's inability to lie leads to some hilariously awkward situations, like when she tells off a department store Santa or can't properly explain why she can't participate in Secret Santa at work. The supporting cast, including Brigid Brannagh as Holly's sister and Max Charles as her young nephew, also contribute to the movie's humor and heart.

One of the themes that I'm Not Ready For Christmas explores is the commercialization of Christmas. Holly's job as an advertising executive means that she sees Christmas as a marketing opportunity rather than a meaningful holiday. However, her experience with Santa Claus and her newfound inability to lie forces her to confront the emptiness of her approach to the holiday. The movie encourages viewers to think about what the holiday truly means to them, beyond gift giving and consumerism.

Overall, I'm Not Ready For Christmas is a delightful holiday movie that will make viewers laugh and warm their hearts. Its talented cast, clever humor, and exploration of the true meaning of Christmas make it a standout in the genre. Whether you're a holiday movie fanatic or just looking for a fun and festive watch, I'm Not Ready for Christmas is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

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    1 hr 24 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (2,109)