Christmas Eve

2015 PG 1h 35m DVD

Christmas Eve

2015 PG 1h 35m DVD
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On Christmas Eve, a power outage traps six groups of eccentric New Yorkers in six different elevators. In one compartment, a fired employee confronts the HR manager who just let him go. In another, a claustrophobic tuba player starts to fall apart.
Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, James Roday Rodriguez, Cheryl Hines, Max Casella, Julianna Guill, Shawn Southwick, Gary Cole
Mitch Davis
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Christmas Eve is an ensemble holiday dramedy with several well-known actors (including Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, Cheryl Hines, and Gary Cole) that's set in New York during a single memorable night when a blackout strands six groups of people in elevators overnight. There's almost no swearing (some jokes related to the term "private d--k," referring to a detective), violence, or sex (some flirting and a kiss), but some of the themes (layoffs and firings, for instance) may not resonate with younger viewers.

Sexual Content

Flirting, a romantic kiss.


The film's events are put in motion by a car accident that looks pretty serious but in the end doesn't lead to any significant injuries. In a later scene, a woman fires a gun in the air to make a point, while a man comes close to falling from a tall building. Two men get into a brief scuffle until they're separated by friends.


One scene includes some suggestive dialog based on the phrase "private d--k," referring to a detective.

Social Behavior

Everybody has the ability to change -- they just need to be able to take a step back and reflect upon who they really are and how they got this way. Unfortunately, people are often too busy to notice these things, and it might take an unusual event to jolt them out of their daily routine.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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