Genre Guesstimation – A Very Brady Christmas (1988)


The idea behind this new feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of holiday themed movies…

very brady christmas“What if this year… EVERYBODY came back for Christmas?” – Mike Brady

Number of Times Seen – 3-5 times (TV in the 80’s and 90’s, video, 30 May 2011 and 3 Dec 2014)

Brief Synopsis – The Brady clan get together again for a family Christmas where each family member has a dilemma that needs to be fixed.

My Take on it – Yesterday, I reviewed the Brady Bunch’s previous reunion flick and it gave me the urge to check this one out again too.

As I’ve stated in the past, watching what has happened to beloved TV characters years later is always enjoyable.

The last time we saw the Brady’s was 7 years earlier for Jan and Marsha’s weddings and now we are treated to a real family reunion during Christmastime.

I liked how each of the characters had more to do in this one and it worked well to fit in with the way the show use to make us fans feel.

The ending bits are a bit sappy, but who really cares because this was the last time we got a chance to see the whole gang together (besides the original Cindy, who was on her honeymoon when they filmed it).

It’s actually funny how they allude to the fact that Cindy was played by Jennifer Runyon instead of Susan Olsen – When Alice comes to meet her at the airport, she doesn’t recognize her 🙂

Bottom Line – Great to see the Brady’s once again grow up and older in front of our eyes.  The storyline and plot once again follow the TV show’s original formula, making it very nostalgic and fun to watch.  A bit sappy at the end, but it’s all par for the course. Recommended!

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Extremely close. I really enjoy this movie, but it’s a bit too sappy by the end.

Rating – Globe Worthy

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2 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – A Very Brady Christmas (1988)

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