Directed By: John Whitesell

Written By: Matt Corman, Chris Ord, Don Ryhmer

Score: Technical: 80, Acting: 85, Story: 80, Overall Score: 82%

Dr. Steve Finch a small towns local optometrist is the towns man of Christmas that is until Buddy Hall moves in across the street. Buddy has one goal this Christmas and that is to make his home visible from space; using all the lights he is able to get his hands on Buddy tries just that. Dr. Finch on the other hand is becoming jealous of Buddy’s newfound glory within the town and the two start a very strange and avid rivalry. Who will Christmas end for these two neighbors, only time will tell.

The filming on this movie wasn’t anything special, nothing truly stood out in it as it seems to be your typical holiday film. The best part about the technical side of this film was the house that Danny DeVito’s character lives in, the lights and sound display they set up was something amazing, that’s really about it.

This film receives Two Skipped Beats on the Roger Moore movie scale; it was a great family/holiday film. I think it has a little something everyone can enjoy in it. One thing is for sure the casting director did do a wonderful job in casting the Hall children and Kristin Chenoweth looked ravishing as always in her portrayal as Mrs. Hall. It’s a definite for the family side of the collection. As always be afraid, be very afraid, especially around the holiday season cause you never know what’s going to happen.

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