It is hard to believe Christmas is nearly here, but in a mere 44 days we will all be around the Christmas tree tearing wrapping paper off gifts! We are praying they will be good times, because right about we all need them; which is why Almost Christmas has arrived right on time to lighten the mood! Following in the footsteps of films like This Christmas, The Best Man Holiday, and The Perfect Holiday this film delivers love, laughs, and a little family drama to spice things up!
The film centers on The Meyers Family, headed by a widower, Walter (Danny Glover), as he deals with his first Christmas following his wife’s death. His sister-in-law, May, and his four adult children, Cheryl (Kimberly Elise), Rachel (Gabrielle Union), Christian (Romany Malco), and Evan (Jessie T. Usher), all arrive to the family home and almost instantly drama ensues! Christian is preoccupied with bid for Congress, Cheryl and Rachel’s sibling rivalry becomes hurtful, and Evan’s addiction threatens far more than his promising football career. Through it all the family has to put their differences aside in name of their mother and to have a memorable holiday.
There’s a little pain mixed with a lot of love and laughter in Almost Christmas and you are going to want to see it again, and again, and again! We cannot help but think, however, that this would make a great series. The film has a stellar cast! Even the kids were hilarious, reminding us that smartphones and technology make social media all that more fun! You can catch Almost Christmas in theaters everywhere today! Grab your kids and have a night to remember, after all it really is “Almost Christmas” and that means family time!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning