Welcome to Melanie's Magical Christmas Movies! Every day in December, leading up to Christmas, Melanie will present one of her favorite Christmas movies complete with a trailer (and hopefully where you can watch it!)
Day 9 - Christmas Survival (AKA Surviving Christmas With The Relatives) (2018)
For some reason when this was released in the US they decided to change the name from "Surviving Christmas With The Relatives" to "Christmas Survival". Personally I think the original title was far more fitting, but either way the movie is the same.
This was a random find the other night, and I will confess that a lot of the movie's appeal is because it just all so very English! It's a comedy, but with the humor leaning very much towards the darker side of things. Fans of Miranda will recognize the amazing Patricia Hodge as Aunt Penny, and Game Of Thrones fans may be surprised to see Gemma Whelan front and center in a very different role from Yara Greyjoy.
Surviving Christmas with the Relatives is literally the main goal. Throw in a lovely exchange student, and a group of Polish immigrants camping and helping with the house, and the results are just very typically English.
If you aren't sure what that mean, I am not really sure of the best way to describe it. Maybe you can ask Greg on live, he has survived my relatives on more than one occasion.
Not one of the mainstream selections, definitely not a Hallmark type thing, but definitely something that made me laugh!
Let me know what you think in the comments - Stream it or Skip it?