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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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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) (as Nicholas Camargo)
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Television Reporter
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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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Similar in plot to a film from 2002, "Mom's on Strike". However this film is chriatmas themed while the 2002 film is not See more »

Goofs

When Stephen, Jeremy and Mark are trying to make the thumbprint cookies, they are using Rogers all-purpose flour. Rogers, a Canadian brand, would not be available in California where they live. Rogers, is however, local to the filming location of the movie, British Columbia. See more »

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Joy Robertson: Cookies and wine... the perfect holiday combination.
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References Norma Rae (1979) See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Kimberley Locke
Courtesy of Curb Records
Played during the opening credits
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Average TV-Movie
17 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

In this movie Meet Joy Robertson (Daphne Zuniga, TV's Melrose Place), a supermom who does it all -- even though her husband Stephen (David Sutcliffe, TV's Private Practice) and the rest of her family don't seem to appreciate just how hard she works, especially when it comes to Christmas. As the season rapidly approaches, the decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking and planning keep piling up - - and Joy's busy family just expects her to make it all magically happen without any help. Not this year! Joy goes on strike for the holidays, quickly inspiring a town-wide movement.

This film had potential but fails. The actors playing the teen boys look like they are 30. There is also a woman in this who has a way over the top southern accent.

I am however a huge fan of David Sutcliffe and he is charming here. The film however ends with a stupid sing along that just doesn't work. It should have ended "ONE YEAR LATER" showing the family working together to make "Christmas Enjoyable FOr Everyone".

Watchable but forgettable as well!


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