Merry In-Laws

6.01 h 28 min2013X-Ray7+
Raised by an astrophysicist father and psychologist mother, Alex Smith was taught the "realities" of life from a very young age. Doing what they felt was best, her parents crushed her belief in all things magical...from the Easter Bunny to the Tooth Fairy and of course Santa Claus. But, as life would have it, she discovers her in-laws are non other than Mr. and Mrs. Clause.
Leslie Hope
George WendtShelley LongLucas Bryant
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Kassia Warshawski
Timothy O. Johnson
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4.3 out of 5 stars

172 global ratings

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P.J. D.Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Silly Yet Delightful
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Lots of plot holes - his own stepson is in his class at school, and they don't seem to have a very deep relationship at home, they've lived together for a year but she still allows the guy at work to carry on his crush, a she-elf who is only in the story for 2 seconds to set up a problem and is never seen again, he never explains what he was up to with the she-elf, etc. etc. - but in the end who cares. Shelley Long and George Wendt are delightful and completely stole the show. It's nice to see Lucas Bryant can act (and that he was probably acting in "Haven"). A silly slip of a movie. Just what you need for the holidays.
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LuReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
My Perfect Formula for a Christmas Movie
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I don't usually like RomComs, or silly comedies, but come every Thanksgiving day, I am possessed by the Ghost of Wacky Christmas Movies, Past and Present. While the spirit watches I wallow in suspension of disbelief and become obnoxiously happy waiting for Christmas. The acting was terrible in Merry In-laws, the plot was cliche and there was not a twist or turn from the obvious, but I LOVED IT! Actors who had already won my heart in the past, camped it up to give me a little magic for my holiday. God bless them one and all. (and in case you are wondering, I watched the 1999 version of A Christmas Carol this year.) If you carry the same high standards you set for other movies, pass this one up, but if you are looking for a little magic and a smile, this one will become a favorite.
2 people found this helpful
Suzanne LichtensteinReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just watch it!
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Now, seriously: Who could possibly give this movie less than five stars? I almost passed it by because it had only four stars in the cumulative average, but the storyline was too intriguing. So I read through the reviews, and decided to give it a try. So glad I did! If you like a fun, light-hearted movie that makes you laugh with joy, give this one a try. I can hardly wait to show this one to my family. (I will cut out the first few minutes.)
4 people found this helpful
OligonicellaReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great formulaic fun
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Lots of happy, one underhanded father (of course) and a dollop of slapstick. Appealing re-re-re-make of the formula and not at all a waste of time.
5 people found this helpful
QueenOPearlsReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Charming, fun, family movie
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It's entertainment... light hearted, geared to kids and kids at heart. Just relax and enjoy the charm. I adore the cast.
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EinsatzReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
“Disturbing notions. There is no such thing as Santa.”
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Poor Peter Claus (Lucas Bryant) proposes to his girlfriend Alex Spencer (Kassia Warshawski) and she balks at the idea, saying “I don’t know,” before she reluctantly says yes. The worst part is yet to come...........meeting her coldblooded parents. Her father is nasty and given to reminding her, “I have never been wrong, you know that.” They are the in-laws from hell. He tells his grandson there is no such thing as Santa. And who should pop in for a quick visit, Mr. & Mrs. Claus (George Wendt and Shelley Long). Both are jolly. Their idea of a proper meal is all sweets (I knew that was one of the major food groups!). Things rapidly escalate out of control from there when the evil dad sets out to investigate Mr. Claus and will stop at nothing to do so, including a DNA test! Alex’s ex-boyfriend stalks her, stakes out her house, and photographs Peter in a “compromising” situation with an elf. (These unsavory elements in the story are never addressed and no apologies were forthcoming from the sneaks involved.) Naturally, Alex sides with her dreadful dad. (How do you backtrack from rejecting someone you supposedly love then dismiss on your dad’s say-so? What happened to trust?)

Weird. More weird than romantic. At least Wendt and Long were fun.
I don’t know why there are reindeer on the DVD cover, there were no reindeer involved. Santa’s sleigh runs electronically, without the aid of reindeer.
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christmas loverReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christmas in-laws
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This is a very good and funny Christmas movie about a guy who is Santa Clauss son getting engaged to his girlfriend and trying to hide his parents true identity from her still. Things really get out of hand when her parents meet them and everyone in her family-except her son-thinks his family is either way too conventional or nuts. As I said this movie is a funny one and a good one. You should get it. Merry Christmas.
29 people found this helpful
dhartReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good funny film for the holidays for the whole family
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Had a lot of fun with this funny silly family movie. Very cute, Shelley Long was a pip as Mrs. Claus. She stole her scenes. Good funny fair for all. The storyline has a young man has asked his girlfriend to marry him. Now he has to spring on her that his mom and dad are really Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. He is a teacher for young children and she is a scientist. Her parents are really straight laced academians, one is a famous scientist and the other a psychologist. Problems arise. One cute scene has Shelley Long, who has prepared the meal, announce we are vegetarians and then proceeds to serve fruit cake and cookies for dinner
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