This year, I am counting down a bunch of great holiday movies, and I would LOVE for you to join me.
I was a huge Brady Bunch watcher growing up, so when they released a movie just before I was ten, it was a must see. I remember we even recorded it!
Anyway, Hulu has the movie available, and I used my plus account to watch it. It’s still the tv movie I remember, and I did not pick up on anything that I had not picked up on previously. Greg is successful, Marcia is married. Jan is getting separated and Peter rocks a mullet. Oh, and Cindy is definitely too young for this movie (the Bradys mention that it had been 20 years since they combined into one family, which means that if she’s a college senior, she and the girls in her age group are somewhere around 26–I don’t think so). And Bobby lies about getting his MBA so he can drive a racecar. Oh, and Sam cheated on Alice with some Meat-Market hussy, but all is forgiven when he shows up as Santa Claus at the end of the movie.
It’s still the same kitchy movie it was 20+ years ago, and includes some Sherwood Schwartz-flashbacks to the series. The kids are still all the way they were in the show, and with the exception of the original actress who played Cindy, the gang is all back!
Mike (Robert Reed) and Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) are looking forward to spending the Christmas holiday with their six adult children and their friend and former housekeeper, Alice (Ann B. Davis), but various issues may keep them apart. Every Brady sibling has a set of problems, marital or otherwise. However, their own difficulties are eclipsed when their father is trapped in a collapsed building. For the Bradys to have a happy holiday, it’s going to take a Christmas miracle.
I can say that this flashes back to the only time the Bradys were ever in church (with the exception of weddings), and while it’s completely ridiculous at times, it’s a really sweet movie for the holiday season (and it was the precursor to the awesome The Bradys tv show that never really got off the ground. ::Sad::
There’s good, there’s bad and then there’s Brady. The latter being in my heart forever.