Stardust Pictures

Lacey Chabert, Rick Malambri, Vivica A Fox, Jermain Williams, Dov Tiefenbach, Preston Lacy, Robert Maschio, Anand Desai-Barochia, Fallon Goodson, Kaylen Davidson, Chris Kattan

For Christmas vacation, most kids have somewhere to go to spend the holidays. But this group of kids with very little in common have to end up staying at school over the holidays working at a special exhibit in the college fine arts gallery. But when they decide at the last minute to have an impromptu Christmas party at the gallery, they stumble into a trio of bumbling thieves trying to rob the exhibit. Under the guidance of the nasty Dean Erma (Vivica A Fox) they hold the kids hostage. During the hours that they’re being held, they found out that they do have more in common than they thought. As they bond, the gain the Christmas spirit and gain the courage to work together to fight back to the bandits. This night will be a Christmas Eve these kids will never forget.

This is another new holiday film in 2011. It’s not the greatest of them. It’s quite silly. Vivica A Fox is a great actress, but her evil bad lady in this film is mostly silly. The three robbers are inept boobs, trying to be the three stooges. In the past we have had a number of bumbling crooks. I have gained an appreciation for Don Knotts and Tim Conway as “The Apple Dumpling Gang” after watching these guys. They’re just plain annoying and silly. The students are ok, but “The Breakfast Club” they’re not. All in all, we’re left with a mildly humorous holiday tale with little substance. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really care much at the end. Some laughs, but not much else.

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3 Comments so far »


    Briana Chewtin said

    December 11 2011 @ 11:50 pm

    I agree with you. The indian actor was funny. Has he done any other work?


    EdG said

    December 12 2011 @ 3:49 am

    He is from the soap opera “Days of Our LIves” on TV.


    Verity whitehead said

    November 25 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    I watched this yesterday on ION TV. I looked up the indian geek because i think that he is the only noteworthy actor in this film. Turns out, he is a newcomer to Hollywood. I hope he doesnt get affected like the rest of the actors. His name was Anand Desai-Barochia (thats what it says online). I hope I see more of him and less of the others.

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