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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Details


A group of grown Irish-American siblings grapple with their estranged father's request to join them for Christmas dinner 20 years after he walked out on their family in this holiday drama from writer/director Edward Burns (Edward Burns). It's been two decades since Big Jim Fitzgerald (Ed Lauter) left his wife Josie (Anita Gillette) and their seven children. Ever since that day, Josie swore Jim would never set foot in her house again. Things start to get complicated, however, when eldest sibling Gerry (Burns) returns home with word that his absentee father seeks a chance to reconcile with his family during their upcoming Christmas celebrations. For the younger children it would mean a chance to meet the father they've never really known, but for the older siblings and their embittered mother, the scars left by abandonment have never quite healed. When Josie learns of Jim's request despite her children's best efforts to keep it a secret, she erupts due to years of pent up anger and resentment. Meanwhile, as grieving widower Gerry finds his friendship with the nurse (Connie Britton) hired to care for his late wife's mother growing into something much more intimate, the rest of his siblings contend with their own personal crises. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 7, 2012


Kerry Bishe
as Sharon Fitzgerald
Edward Burns
as Gerry Fitzgerald
Heather Burns
as Erin Fitzgerald
Marsha Dietlein Bennett
as Dottie Fitzgerald
Anita Gillette
as Rosie Fitzgerald
Tom Guiry
as Cyril Fitzgerald
Ed Lauter
as Jim Fitzgerald
Nick Sandow
as Corey
Noah Emmerich
as FX
Connie Britton
as Nora
Joyce Van Patten
as Mrs. McGowan
Malachy McCourt
as Father
Michele Harris
as Quinn's Assistant
Kevin Kash
as Brian


Edward Burns
Edward Burns
Aaron Lubin
William Rexer II
Edward Burns
William Rexer II
Janet Gaynor
Zak Tucker
Associate Producer
Martin Czembor
Re-Recording Mixer