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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 December 2012 (USA)
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The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

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The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language, some sexual and drug references.

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$13,800 (USA) (7 December 2012)

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$13,800 (USA) (7 December 2012)
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In the movie Ed Lauter's character says it will be his last Christmas. The movie was released in December of 2012. Ed Lauter passed away in October of 2013. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Playing for Keeps (2012) See more »

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Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
Traditional
Lyrics by John M. Neale (uncredited)
Performed by Nathan Shaw (piano), Dave Eggar (cello) (as David Eggar), Laura Sherman (harp), P.T. Walkley (various) (as PT Walkley)
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great movie!
5 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loved this movie! Having grown up Irish on Long Island, in a broken family, I can vouch for its authenticity. From the kitschy plastic Christmas decorations on the front lawn to the tough slang of the brothers, it's L.I. all the way.

In the movie, the father left the family 20 years ago, and now comes back and expects to spend Christmas with his"family" again--his ex-wife and seven children--even though many want nothing to do with him.

The film has a great natural flow, and it's charming throughout. It was great to see Ed Burns again and he's picked a great ensemble for his movie.

I haven't seen many of his movies but plan to catch up.


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