IN DEFENSE OF "I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS"
- A HORRIFIC ROAD TRIP
"Neither parent nor child will find merriment in this mess." "Anti-matter" "Empty cheerful sanitized gimmicks" - These are just a few of the many things said about this 1998 Christmas comedy starring the charismatic Jonathan Taylor Thomas. I must admit going into my first viewing about 15 years ago, I was already a bit of a fan of the young actor, not so much of his television stuff but his performance in Wild America, another great family fun movie. Nothing new under the sun here as far as plot and the movie makes clear from the start this is about college kids doing college things. The fact that it turns into this sort of groovy road trip for most of it's running time is very appealing and I can't see road trip movie fans not liking this one, especially with the vast array of characters our protagonist encounters along the way.
THE"WRAPPED TOO TIGHT"BUS DRIVER
AND FINALLY THE LOCAL PARADE (WHERE JAKE STEALS A SLEIGH)
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