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Christmas on the Square (2020)

Comedy | Family 
Rayting:   5.2/10 2159 votes
Country: USA
Language: English

An embittered "Scrooge" of a woman plans to sell her small town, regardless of the consequences to the people who live there.

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Blk_Ne190 23 November 2020

This movie is perfectly lovely. It is sweet and more grounded than your typical holiday movie. It has lots of cute moments too.

It does have the same trappings but it has more going on than them sort of movies. It runs rings around Hallmark movies as it is so inclusive and diverse. I will say it was a little bit too pious for me but that is just me and i guess some holiday movies are like that, it is about Christmas at the end of the day i guess.

I didn't love the dancing if i am honest too. It seemed a bit manic at time. It was hard to keep track of and it felt like there were just too much people all trying to dance together.

Christine Baranski is fantastic, i would watch her in anything. She is so great i was in fact kind of here for her being this no nonsense business lady just doing what ever she wanted. I don't think the movie wanted me to feel like that but she is just so good.

The acting starts to plummet from there though apart from Jeniffer Lewis and Dolly. I really didn't enjoy the pastor or any of the towns people to be fair. At times when watching just the towns folk i felt like it bordered on your local church group putting on a Christmas show. I even skipped some of their songs because it was pretty bad.

I think you could probably watch it if ou like this type of movie, like i said it does have something over Hallmark movies and it has Christine Baranski and Jennifer Lewis that is all you really need.

murphytwerps 23 November 2020

I love musicals, I love Dolly and I love Christine Baranski. I hate this movie. The story is utter garbage, character motives are nonsensical, the songs are horribly written and the acting is hard to watch, bar 2/3 exceptions. Christine Baranski does what she can with the role, but the bad writing combined with the surprising amount of religion heavily sprinkled throughout this movie, I found myself pulling my hair out. I hate this move so much and I will never ever watch it again.

debdobson-95908 26 November 2020

I love musicals and I love Dolly but wow this movie contains nonstop music. It was a little hard to get my head around it. I probably won't watch it again and I do watch movies I like over and over again.

martin-olsen82 25 November 2020

It's bad. Really bad. The writing, the effects, the singing, the choreography, the sets. There are some talented people involved, but sadly their talents are obviously consumed by the general awfulness of everything around them.

Seriously, don't think that it'll be funny. It won't.

Oh, and the constant harping on about religion and piety just makes it that much worse.

Our baby shrieking was a welcome distraction.

joliley 23 November 2020

I loved Dolly Parton Heartstrings and I love Christmas movies. This was so bad I turned it off after 5 minutes.

jakethesnake-42007 23 November 2020

Ok you have to go into watching this with an open mind. The sets are like it's a play and I think that's the point and that's what oddly worked for the film. The songs are fun and serious and again it oddly worked. The acting is over the top and at times bad but it's a Christmas musical what do you except. The plot has been done countless times before but with Dolly she just makes it magical. Overall it's full of chess and over the top acting and musical scenes but it all works cause you can't take Christmas in the square serious.

nethy-nho 23 November 2020

Seriously already an classic christmas movie, have a perfect soundtrack, with great performances and choreographies and a consistent story with magic, mystery, have some regular characters but in general, Dolly and the protagonist hold the movie, reminded me Scrooge and still have your own originality.

meadoways 24 November 2020

Five minutes in and that was enough. Sickly cheesy vomit inducing. Everything here including if the kitsch(en) sink. I bet that is was a stage show but little effort on the set to make it look real. I've been looking forward to this for ages Shane as I'm a huge Dolly and Christina fan. Was this was just to much. If you put twenty drag queens in it couldnt be more camp.

pierce-mn1 24 November 2020

This is really so bad that it's kind of fun. The story is dreadful, a merging of A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life, with vapid, uninspired characters singing mediocre music and lots of silly moments. It's heartfelt, but essentially empty. It's nice background noise while you're doing other things like cleaning the bathroom.

roosviews 23 November 2020

I had such high hopes. I mean, c'mon... Dolly? Christine? Jennifer? Seriously hard hitters here!! The very first scene with people dancing in the square had a huge "Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas" vibe... and it just kept going downhill from there. There are so many different storylines going on, and it feels like you've been dropped in the middle of all of them.

davidcmorrish 23 November 2020

I honestly couldn't really tell you what this was about. I don't think Dolly could. I don't think the writers could to be honest.

It's such a tragic awful mess and hugely predictable at times, while overwhelmingly confusing at others and they suddenly burst into random awful forgettable songs.

My favourite part is towards the end when they give solo performers fairly sizeable songs and scenes - WHEN THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN IN THE FILM UNTIL THIS POINT. Lolsies

Shame shame shame

ojdg 23 November 2020

I have never written an IMDB review before, but this movie was so mind-bogglingly terrible, I can't stop myself.

I love Christmas movies. I love Dolly Parton! I love musicals!!

But the biggest Christmas miracle is this movie getting a 5.1 average.... Wow, just wow.. The acting, the story, it's all ten times worse than, say, the Princess Switch, seriously.

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