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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2013
We love Christmas movies but I'm not sure what everyone is loving about this. We were disappointed... Andy Griffith + Christmas should = GREAT, but this turned out to be a low budget made for TV snooze fest. We love Andy Griffith and were hoping to add to our annual Christmas viewing list of must watches but we won't be watching this one again. Andy was the main reason we bought this plus the fact that Netflix does not carry it plus it had so many raving reviews and high ratings here on Amazon. Turns out this is boring lame story w/ lousy acting. While it did have a couple of okay moments, this movie could have been so much better. It is hard to pin point. Maybe it was the uninteresting story or the bad script or the reality that Naoimi Judd is not a very good actress or all the little things like the fact that trees in Kentucky don't have leaves in December nor do you drive a convertible in December in Kentucky, just to name a few. My wife kept looking at me while we watched this saying "this is really cheesy" and "why did you buy this"???
Andy Griffith fans may want to pass on this one and know that he isn't even the main character. The main actors are Naomi "Dudd" and some little angry troubled brat(whose singing voice is not so good). Do buy this if you are a Naomi fan. For everyone else, my advice, save your and money wait for this to come to Netflix(and the drink a lot of coffee; otherwise, you may fall asleep...). My 3 stars rating is being kind. My wife would say 2 or 1.
If you want your Andy Griffith Christmas fix, watch the wonderful "The Christmas Story" from the 1st season of The Andy Griffith Show - episode 11. Try the DVD, TV Sets: Holiday Treats