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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

 -  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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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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Moving Christmas Film Without the Sugar Coating
24 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, you can tell from my screen name that I'm part of the Irish American tribe. All I can say is that there is a lot of truth in this film. While there is a good deal of family dysfunction being dealt with here, there is also a moving portrayal of how love can transcend hurt if you let it. Believe me, been there, done that, in the same environment that Ed Burns comes from. I know these people and this film, while maybe a little exaggerated, was very real. Definitely worth a viewing, even if your not Irish. Compared to most other Christmas films, there is not a trace of false sentimentality in this picture, but it is warm and heartfelt.


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