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* {{Narm}}: A whole box of it!
** Even if the tone was supposed to be for the TrueMeaningOfChristmas, it comes off as being as commercial and political as every other Christmas program that it's apparently supposed to be against.
** Kirk ''repeatedly'' going on about hot chocolate, to the point of it almost becoming a CargoShip. Worse, while speaking to the audience, he takes several sips of what is obviously [[SpecialEffectFailure an empty cup]].
** The main character is named [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Christian White]].
** Adding onto the above example, the only person of color is an excitable MotorMouth whose only personality is that. Creator/BradJones even pointed out in his review of the film that this must be what Kirk Cameron thinks of Black people.
** The poor usage of [=ADR=] throughout the film, especially the part with the cups. It ruined what could've been an otherwise interesting scene.
** The film's poster. Aside from the odd angles of Kirk's body, the fact that the secular items relating to Christmas are seen more visibly than the religious ones (i.e., the tree and candy cane in his hand versus the cross in the lower-left corner or the nativity scene in the ball he's carrying) help in undermining Cameron's ultimate message.


%% * CriticalResearchFailure: Starting with the factual errors about where Christmas comes from, and going downhill from there. Psychology Today has a [[http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/logical-take/201411/saving-christmas-kirk-cameron long article]] on everything Cameron got wrong.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** Unlike most Christmas movies that say the rampant materialism is just an unfortunate side effect that sometimes overshadows the TrueMeaningOfChristmas (being selfless and celebrating your fellow man in the name of Jesus), [[InsaneTrollLogic this film says being as selfish and as materialistic as possible is the true meaning because buying things is somehow the same as accepting Jesus]].
** From the ([[BasedOnAGreatBigLie dubious]]) story of St. Nicholas and Arius: beating the holy hell out of someone is a reasonable resolution to a theological disagreement. Anything less is PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Sarah Gobble of [[WebVideo/MidnightScreenings Midnight Screenings]] once suggested that Kirk's character fully understands the absurdity of what he's spouting, and is just trolling his buddies off of his back so he can buy some presents for his kids in peace.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Sarah Gobble of [[WebVideo/MidnightScreenings ''[[WebVideo/MidnightScreenings Midnight Screenings]] Screenings]]'' once suggested that Kirk's character fully understands the absurdity of what he's spouting, and is just trolling his buddies off of his back so he can buy some presents for his kids in peace.



* BileFascination: Nowadays, people are more likely to watch it to see how it ended up as IMDB's lowest rated movie ever, than for its intended reason.

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* BileFascination: Nowadays, people are more likely to watch it to see how it ended up as IMDB's lowest rated lowest-rated movie ever, than for its intended reason.



* DirectorDisplacement: A minor example; while Darren Doane was actually the director and co-writer of the film, Kirk Cameron served as executive producer and was the main driving force behind much of the production.

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* DirectorDisplacement: A minor example; example - while Darren Doane was actually the director and co-writer of the film, Kirk Cameron served as executive producer and was the main driving force behind much of the production.



** Kirk ''repeatedly'' going on about hot chocolate, to the point of it almost becoming a CargoShip. Worse, while speaking to the audience, he takes several sips of what is obviously [[SpecialEffectFailure an empty cup.]]
** The main character is named [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Christian White.]]

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** Kirk ''repeatedly'' going on about hot chocolate, to the point of it almost becoming a CargoShip. Worse, while speaking to the audience, he takes several sips of what is obviously [[SpecialEffectFailure an empty cup.]]
cup]].
** The main character is named [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Christian White.]]White]].



** The poor usage of [=ADR=] throughout the film, especially the part with the cups. It ruined what could have been a otherwise interesting scene.
** The film's poster. Aside from the odd angles of Kirk's body, the fact that the secular items relating to Christmas are seen more visibly than the religious ones (i.e., the tree and candy cane in his hand versus the cross in the lower left hand corner or the nativity scene in the ball he's carrying) help in undermining Cameron's ultimate message.
* {{Padding}}: Despite the movie being 79 minutes long, Christian breaks out of his HeroicBSOD at around the 55 minute mark. Everything from this point onwards is essentially just a RandomEventsPlot of the Cameron family celebrating Christmas, with the dance sequence in particular eating up a lot of screentime to little effect.
* SoBadItsGood: It's entirely possible to enjoy the movie based on how bad it is. It helps that despite promoting itself as a Christian-centric movie, Cameron doesn't make any direct attacks on people and the logic is too obviously flawed to spread harmful messages, unlike with ''Film/WarRoom'' and ''Film/GodsNotDead.'' Creator/BradJones, as a part of ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'', not only saw it himself, he also sent ''five'' of his friends to see it as well and then review it themselves, and actively encouraged people to go see this film, just to prove to everyone that it was really as bat-shit insane as they all said it was. While none of them could say it was a good film, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves too much to really be mad at it.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The shot where the theorist was talking behind a cup. It's jarring as you see that not only he's actually not moving his mouth, but the voice dub used to fill in his lines in that scene also sounds jarringly different from his voice in the rest of the movie.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Christian is depressed that Christmas is getting too materialistic. Kirk shoots down all his points and and we're supposed to take his side, but Christian's not wrong and Kirk's misinformation about Christmas just makes his brother-in-law's points even more valid.

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** The poor usage of [=ADR=] throughout the film, especially the part with the cups. It ruined what could have could've been a an otherwise interesting scene.
scene.
** The film's poster. Aside from the odd angles of Kirk's body, the fact that the secular items relating to Christmas are seen more visibly than the religious ones (i.e., the tree and candy cane in his hand versus the cross in the lower left hand lower-left corner or the nativity scene in the ball he's carrying) help in undermining Cameron's ultimate message.
* {{Padding}}: Despite the movie being 79 minutes long, Christian breaks out of his HeroicBSOD at around the 55 minute 55-minute mark. Everything from this point onwards is essentially just a RandomEventsPlot of the Cameron family celebrating Christmas, with the dance sequence in particular eating up a lot of screentime to little effect.
* SoBadItsGood: It's entirely possible to enjoy the movie based on how bad it is. It helps that despite promoting itself as a Christian-centric movie, Cameron doesn't make any direct attacks on people and the logic is too obviously flawed to spread harmful messages, unlike with ''Film/WarRoom'' and ''Film/GodsNotDead.'' ''Film/GodsNotDead''. Creator/BradJones, as a part of ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'', not only saw it himself, he also sent ''five'' of his friends to see it as well and then review it themselves, and actively encouraged people to go see this film, just to prove to everyone that it was really as bat-shit insane as they all said it was. While none of them could say it was a good film, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves too much to really be mad at it.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The shot where the theorist was talking behind a cup. It's jarring as you see that not only he's is he not actually not moving his mouth, but the voice dub used to fill in his lines in that scene also sounds jarringly different from his voice in the rest of the movie.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Christian is depressed that Christmas is getting too materialistic. Kirk shoots down all his points and and we're supposed to take his side, but Christian's not wrong and Kirk's misinformation about Christmas just makes his brother-in-law's points even more valid.

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** The poor usage of [=ADR=] throughout the film, especially the part with the cups. It ruined what could have been a otherwise interesting scene.
** The film's poster. Aside from the odd angles of Kirk's body, the fact that the secular items relating to Christmas are seen more visibly than the religious ones (i.e., the tree and candy cane in his hand versus the cross in the lower left hand corner or the nativity scene in the ball he's carrying) help in undermining Cameron's ultimate message.

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* {{Narm}}: A whole box of it!
** Even if the tone was supposed to be for the TrueMeaningOfChristmas, it comes off as being as commercial and political as every other Christmas program that it's apparently supposed to be against.
** Kirk ''repeatedly'' going on about hot chocolate, to the point of it almost becoming a CargoShip. Worse, while speaking to the audience, he takes several sips of what is obviously [[SpecialEffectFailure an empty cup.]]
** The main character is named [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Christian White.]]
** Adding onto the above example, the only person of color is an excitable MotorMouth whose only personality is that. Creator/BradJones even pointed out in his review of the film that this must be what Kirk Cameron thinks of Black people.

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* UncannyValley: Kirk on the poster of the film as seen on the main page. There's something about the angle/proportions of his face and head that seems rather...off.


* InternetBackdraft: Kirk Cameron's call to improve the movie's rating on Website/RottenTomatoes backfired and eventually led to so many negative reviews on [=IMDb=] that the movie at one point reached the #1 spot on the website's [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom?tt4009460&ref_=tt_awd worst movies of all time list]], and won [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward four Razzie awards]].



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The shot where the theorist was talking behind a cup. It's jarring as you see that not only he's actually not moving his mouth, but the voice dub used to fill in his lines in that scene also sounds jarringly different from his voice in the rest of the movie.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: The shot where the theorist was talking behind a cup. It's jarring as you see that not only he's actually not moving his mouth, but the voice dub used to fill in his lines in that scene also sounds jarringly different from his voice in the rest of the movie.

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* BileFascination: Nowadays, people are more likely to watch it to see how it ended up as IMDB's lowest rated movie ever, than for its intended reason.


* UncertainAudience: This film's jabs at common stereotypes of Christians in America (such as those who believe there's a "War on Christmas") didn't seem to win this movie any love from the atheists, while the unexpectedly ''pro''-materialist message was a huge turnoff to Christian viewers.

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* UncertainAudience: This film's jabs at common stereotypes of fundamentalist Christians in America (such as those who believe there's a "War on Christmas") didn't seem to win this movie any love from the atheists, while the unexpectedly ''pro''-materialist message was a huge turnoff to Christian viewers.


* UncertainAudience: This film's jabs at Christians didn't seem to win this movie any love from the atheists, while the unexpectedly ''pro''-materialist message was a huge turnoff to Christian viewers.

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* UncertainAudience: This film's jabs at common stereotypes of Christians in America (such as those who believe there's a "War on Christmas") didn't seem to win this movie any love from the atheists, while the unexpectedly ''pro''-materialist message was a huge turnoff to Christian viewers.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Sarah Gobble of [[WebVideo/MidnightScreenings Midnight Screenings]] once suggested that Kirk's character fully understands the absurdity of what he's spouting, and is just trolling his buddies off of his back so he can buy some presents for his kids in peace.

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* {{Padding}}: Despite the movie being 79 minutes long, Christian breaks out of his HeroicBSOD at around the 55 minute mark. Everything from this point onwards is essentially just a RandomEventsPlot of the Cameron family celebrating Christmas, with the dance sequence in particular eating up a lot of screentime to little effect.


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* SoBadItsGood: It's entirely possible to enjoy the movie based on how bad it is. It helps that despite promoting itself as a Christian-centric movie, Cameron doesn't make any direct attacks on people and the flaws are too obvious to spread harmful messages unlike ''Film/WarRoom'' and ''Film/GodsNotDead.'' Creator/BradJones, as a part of ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'', not only saw it himself, he also sent ''five'' of his friends to see it as well and then review it themselves, and actively encouraged people to go see this film, just to prove to everyone that it was really as bat-shit insane as they all said it was. While none of them could say it was a good film, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves too much to really be mad at it.

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* SoBadItsGood: It's entirely possible to enjoy the movie based on how bad it is. It helps that despite promoting itself as a Christian-centric movie, Cameron doesn't make any direct attacks on people and the flaws are logic is too obvious obviously flawed to spread harmful messages messages, unlike with ''Film/WarRoom'' and ''Film/GodsNotDead.'' Creator/BradJones, as a part of ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'', not only saw it himself, he also sent ''five'' of his friends to see it as well and then review it themselves, and actively encouraged people to go see this film, just to prove to everyone that it was really as bat-shit insane as they all said it was. While none of them could say it was a good film, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves too much to really be mad at it.

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