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A Very Brady Christmas (1988)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 18 December 1988
The entire Brady family manages to overcome personal obstacles to spend a happy holiday together.

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Cast

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Carol Brady
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Alice Nelson
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Marcia Brady Logan
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Greg Brady
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Peter Brady
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Bobby Brady
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Wally Logan
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Nora Brady
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Valerie
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Jessica Logan
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Storyline

Mike and Carol Brady decide to use the money that they saved in a vacation fund to pay the travel expenses for Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby, and Cindy and their families, so that they can have a family Christmas. Then after the entire family is back together they end up helping one another resolve their personal conflicts.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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18 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kohellusten joulu  »

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Trivia

When Alice is meeting people at the airport, she initially approaches a young woman, incorrectly believing that she is Cindy, shortly before the real Cindy arrives. This is likely a reference to the fact that Cindy is not played by the actress who originally played her, Susan Olsen. See more »

Goofs

When Alice opens the Brady's front door, the dead bolt is in the lock position, but still opens without her unlocking it first. See more »

Quotes

[Jan has put a blanket over Philip after he fell asleep in a chair]
Phillip Covington III: Thanks.
Jan Brady Covington: It's okay. I'm used to it.
Phillip Covington III: What do you mean?
Jan Brady Covington: You used to fall asleep in the strangest places, while doing research or grading papers.
Phillip Covington III: [surprised] And you'd cover me?
Jan Brady Covington: Did you think there was a blanket fairy?
Phillip Covington III: I don't know, I guess I never really thought about it.
Jan Brady Covington: [bitterly] I know.
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Connections

Featured in Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas (2005) See more »

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A Very Brady Christmas (1988)

** (out of 4)

Instead of going on a vacation to Greece, Carol and Mike Brady (Florence Henderson, Robert Reed) decide to instead invite the six kids and their families to a Christmas dinner. What the parents don't fully know is that all six are facing certain issues that will come out over the holiday. A VERY BRADY Christmas is a pretty silly and pretty stupid little picture but fans of the original TV show should still find it entertaining. I remember watching the show as a kid and enjoying it even though it certainly didn't represent any sort of real life that I knew. This film once again offers up the basic idea of the series, which is that everyone faces a problem but at the end the father will give a speech that makes everyone see things the correct way. I think the biggest thing working against the movie is that they just have so much to do in such little time and this makes for some pacing issues. We basically see Mike and Carol. We then are introduced to the six kids and their problems. Everyone comes together and one by one the problems are solved. There's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but it was still a fun way to get the original cast members to return (with the exception of Cindy) and fans should enjoy seeing them together. Both Henderson and Reed haven't missed a beat in their parts and the kids all do fine as well. Ann B. Davis, on the other hand, is pretty annoying here but this is certainly the fault of the screenplay more than anything else. A VERY BRADY Christmas isn't good enough to watch on a regular basis but it's still got enough bad charm that makes it worth watching just to see the cast members back in action.


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