The Christmas Project
By Stasia, Submitted on 2016-11-18
This is the perfect family movie for the Christmas season......with both humor and a message of giving, even when it's difficult. You have to love those rambunctious Buckley brothers who have many run-ins with the bully Hagbarts. Add in a pet chicken, a dog with an unusual name, a pirate ship in the back yard.....and the new girl.....and you have entertainment (and a few tears)from start to finish. Great kid actors....and a beautiful snowy setting......a movie that the young ones will want to see more than once.
By S. Staley, Submitted on 2016-11-05
The Christmas Project DVD by Covenant Communications is a fun, new Christmas movie filled with humor, but also with a very wonderful message. It reminded me a lot of the book, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever". It had much of the same humor and the same kind of family that seemed rough on the outside, but there was goodness hiding in the inside. I really loved it because the story is set in the 1980's. There were so many things I laughed at, and I appreciated the parents and the lessons they were trying to teach their children.
We all are trying to teach the true meaning of Christmas, which is giving of ourselves, and this movie showcases this sentiment over and over again. Even with the Hagbart children bullying the Buckley boys, in the end Matthew and his brothers learn that even with those who are hard to love, it's important to be kind and caring.
This movie is one that you'll want to share with your kids and grandkids.We love to watch Christmas movies all through December and this is one you'll want to buy and make a part of your movie watching tradition.
By Bonnie, Submitted on 2016-10-28
This was a darling movie. I watched it with my kids and they loved it. The story was well done and I feel like it touched on some good social topics that kids should be aware of. I had a great conversation with my five-year-old after this movie about how we should treat people in general as well as those who don't treat us very well. The change of heart that Matthew has throughout the movie is very touching. This is a great movie for not only the Christmas Spirit but all year long. I highly recommend it.
By Shauna Wheelwright, Submitted on 2016-10-26
This movie will have you giggling and laughing one minute and then feeling the Christmas spirit the next-- Fun antics of a family full of boys, rival enemies, and a Christmas tradition all come together to show you that sometimes being a hero means you let go of the need to be right! This movie will definitely be a family favorite!
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
By Cathy J, Submitted on 2016-10-26
This was a super cute movie! I loved that as I was watching it, it felt like Christmas time, so much that when we finished I was kind of sad to be reminded that it isn't even quite Halloween yet!
The plot of this movie feels a little bit Christmas Story-esque, maybe just with the way it seems to be narrated by a grown up talking about Christmas from his youth. I liked the way the Buckley family has a tradition that each of their boys love, and that that tradition is "Elving" other families at Christmas time. That really makes this movie cute, although it's kind of obvious from the beginning just who they'd be elving this year.
I liked the characters. The Buckley boys reminded me of my own brothers at that age, constantly messing with the others, but there was also tons of love and fun with the boys. And I love the treehouse they share with their dad. I liked the parents too, the mom is hilarious, always wearing pink to try to make it so the baby she carries is a sister and not another brother. The dad is a great buddy to all the boys and when he makes a mistake, he genuinely feels bad.
And, of course, there are the Hagbarts, they seem to be about the meanest kids in school. And they're always picking on the Buckley boys, even though they try to stay out of their way. I liked how we were able to see them in a different light as the story went on. And the ending between the rivals was cute.
I also like that this was a movie that our whole family could watch together with no problems. This is a cute Christmas story to add to your movie watching tradition if you have one, and if you don't: Why not start???
By LAWonder10, Submitted on 2016-10-25
A family in middle class America has a tradition each year of voting on a special "family project". This year, since the vote is split down the middle, the very pregnant Mom makes the deciding vote, although she will not be able to participate very much this year.
The two eldest boys experience their first fascination with a girl, when a new family moves in across the street. The community has the never ending problem of "bullies" at school, which sometimes ends up in very embarrassing moments. especially, when a guy is trying to impress a young girl. It doesn't help when two siblings are enchanted with the same girl, either.
The film is filled with entertaining - and sometimes irritating - moments which keeps the viewers interested. There are several humorous occasions to override the annoying situations.
The father of the family and the second eldest son did a tremendous job with their acting abilities. The "new girls" were okay. The rest were sub-standard but he message still came through.
In spite of the negative points, this DVD still definitely earns Four Stars for the entertaining plot and message alone!
We were able to preview this film before it was released for public viewing.