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Metascore®Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
So dark and dirge-like are its first 85 minutes that a few uplifting minutes at the end can't dissipate the somber cloud Noel summons.
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Most of the redemptive notes ring false, as does the mythical Manhattan, where the snow is just too clean and everybody lives around the corner.
Goes down like sour eggnog on Christmas Eve.
David Hubbard's script is so steeped in sludgy sentimentality that the film's early hints of quirkiness quickly give way to heavy-handed faith healing.
Though clearly meant as a heartwarmer in the longstanding holiday tradition, the film comes off as strange and sour.
A thick and gooey slice of holiday hokum.
There's a point at which the plot crosses an invisible line, becoming so preposterous that it's no longer moving and is just plain weird.
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