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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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Joy Robertson
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Stephen Robertson
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Jeremy Robertson
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Mark Robertson
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Sharon
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Keith
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Erna
Eli Brooks ...
Jeremy (Age 10)
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Raymond E. Ziff
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Lewis
Jayden Burt ...
Jeremy (Age 6)
Nicholas Camacho ...
Mark (Age 14)
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Television Reporter
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
Mr. Gregory
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Debbie
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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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Evan Williams second Christmas Movie. See more »

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Joy Robertson: Cookies and wine... the perfect holiday combination.
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Performed by Kimberley Locke
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Waste of time
23 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't vote 1 (awful) because it had SOME redeeming qualities. Those being that I DO enjoy the actors who were in it (Zuniga, Duffy and especially David Sutcliffe) but the story was so improbable as to verge on the unbelievable. I actually stopped watching 30 mins before the end.

Whoever cast it is not very good at their job. NO WAY would we buy Duffy being Zuniga's MOTHER! Her older sister, sure,,, but MOTHER? Come on! Audiences aren't that stupid.

And I agree with the other poster who said that the family is this story was ridiculous. Two of the most self-absorbed and spoiled teenagers with barely ANY manners. It's no wonder she felt the need to strike to begin with.

It was a good concept gone bad. Whoever was responsible for the production and execution of it is at fault.


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