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On Strike for Christmas (2010)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 5 December 2010
Joy Robertson goes "on strike for Christmas" because her husband and sons are wrapped up in their own pursuits and providing no help whatsoever with the many Christmas preparations.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joy Robertson
Stephen Robertson
Jeremy Robertson
Mark Robertson
Eli Brooks ...
Jeremy (Age 10)
Raymond E. Ziff
Jayden Burt ...
Jeremy (Age 6)
Nicholas Camacho ...
Mark (Age 14)
Television Reporter
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
Mr. Gregory


Joy Robertson's two sons will both be off to college next year, so she wants to make this "the best Christmas ever." Joy is feeling unappreciated, however, since her husband and sons are preoccupied with their own concerns, and providing no assistance with the many Christmas preparations, while still expecting Mom to handle all the arrangements for hubby's office party and parties for her sons' friends, as well. Inspired by a grocery workers' strike in town, Joy decides to follow suit, and goes "on strike for Christmas." Written by DVD-TCMjunkie

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5 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Evan Williams second Christmas Movie. See more »


Joy Robertson: Cookies and wine... the perfect holiday combination.
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Possibly the worst casting I've ever seen.
12 October 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is possibly the worst casting I've ever seen. Not because the acting was bad, just that the actors didn't appear to look the age they were supposed to look, which made the relationships between the characters in the story very confusing.

I have to admit I did not watch the whole movie, but I saw enough to know what I had a problem with.

I happened to start watching the movie while the three men of the house were baking cookies. Honestly, it was a little difficult to tell which one was the father and which ones were the sons.

But then when I saw Julia Duffy playing Daphne Zuniga's mother, I kind of just gave up at believing this would be a decent movie.

Counter to what other reviewers have said, I didn't really notice a big jerkiness on the men's side, but this could be because I only watched a few scenes. What bugged me is that Joy didn't just want the men of her family to pitch in and do their part, she actually wanted them to do their part ONLY in the way that she dictated it should be done. I don't blame them for being annoyed when she criticized the *process* they used making cookies, even when the end result they delivered was exactly what she wanted. I've seen this theme too often.

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