'Saving Christmas' Review

Updated on July 30, 2018
Raelonus profile image

Neal Sastry is a 21-year-old man trying to become a successful movie critic.

Christian White: This is a complete hijacking! This is a hijacking! Hi-handed, hijacking! Handedness-jacking! It's like a car-jacking of our religion!

Beware: Spoilers may follow.

There have been many movies and specials of people saving Christmas over the years. We’ve had Ernest Saves Christmas, Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas, How Murray Saved Christmas, and several others. All of these have been all over the map in terms of entertainment value and critical acclaim but by far the bizarrely worst is simply known as Saving Christmas a.k.a. Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.

The story involves Kirk Cameron (himself) at a Christmas party hosted by his sister (Bridget Ridenour). While there he notices his brother-in-law Christian White (Darren Doane also the director) isn’t celebrating and steps outside to his car claiming that the holiday has become over-commercialized and consumerist and the fact that many Christmas celebrations are in fact rooted in paganism. Kirk joins Christian explaining to him how wrong he is.

There are many problems with this movie. For starters aside from the beginning and end the ebb and flow of the movie is basically Christian complaining about some aspect of celebrating the holiday, Kirk going into explanation of how he’s wrong, and Christian being like “I guess I never saw it that way.”

The movie also seems to ride on horrible logic of how the holiday of Christmas is rooted in Christianity. For instance Christian complains that the origins of Christmas trees are not biblical. Kirk contradicts him saying that Christmas trees were God’s idea as God created trees. Also for a movie trying to put Christianity in Christmas its message about embracing its excess in the forms of presents, feasts, and parties is entirely contradictory.

The movie also has David Shannon as D’Andre who is basically the token black guy in this film. His dialogue is nothing short of stereotypical and adds little of value.

The directing is also off. Many shots and scenes throughout the movie are done horribly. During the opening while describing his love for the holiday Kirk is drinking a cup of hot chocolate that clearly is empty.

The movie ends with a hilariously horrible dance number of Angels We Have Heard on High, which is completely random.

The only good thing is aside from the ending dance number and the bloopers at the end it is only an hour long. Also the movie is horrible but it is so in all the right ways. In a sense it is The Room of Christmas movies and definitely worth looking at to believe (if you’re in the right mindset). Just don’t go in expecting anything actually connecting to genuine Christina traditions.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, reelrundown.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://reelrundown.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)