Christmas With the Campbells

Published December 15, 2022

Christmas With the Campbells

Film info

  • Title Christmas With the Campbells
  • Director Clare Niederpruem
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 28m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline They're all on the naughty list

When Jesse gets dumped right before the holidays by her boyfriend Shawn, his parents convince her to still spend Christmas with them, and Shawn's handsome cousin, while Shawn is away.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:22 “I already have what I want, true love.” Bleurgh.
4:50 Why does a finance guy need a pager?
6:59 I want to carry brownies around in my bag.
12:56 I like the mum, she just says whatever she wants.
16:11 “What’s more fun than shopping and talking about nothing?” Er, everything.
23:05 That’s a clever way to ask a favour - maybe I can empower you to…
25:52 This guy has incredible folksy sayings.
27:47 She WAS there the whole time. Ha ha.
33:14 “Well that’s the pot calling the kettle gorgeous.”
43:45 Shawn is not good people.
53:58 Wasn’t expecting finance chatter in this Christmas movie. Albeit with double entendre throughout.
59:11 How can it be news that wishes are secrets? Dingbat.
1:03:56 “Anything for Christmas,” she says, meaning anything for you.
1:05:15 Nopoly.
1:14:29 Wow, not just a huge light show but one that worked first time!
1:20:55 Just so we’re all clear, the dog is matchmaking.


This is such a weird movie. It feels like it’s trying to be a comedic take on the cheesy Hallmark movies, but it doesn’t quite do enough with that to make you sure that’s the aim. What it does do, though, is lead you on as though it is a cheesy movie and then suddenly someone says something completely startling and unexpected that just can’t help be funny.

I liked it, it was really entertaining. I don’t know that I could recommend it and it’s certainly not going to be one that is watchable over and over for Christmas forever. But it was a great experience.

Rating: 5 / 5

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