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Old 12-11-2007, 08:28 PM
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Why they would stick this garbage on the ABC Family Channel is beyond me! My kids wanted to watch it...it was not a holiday show I would recommend for kids, or atleast not something my kids will watch... I changed the channel. Why do they always think they need to put sex and homosexuality in EVERYTHING?!
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:01 AM
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ABC Family has never really been a family channel as I would define. Almost every thing I see on it seems to be full of sex references (Whose Line is it Anyway), so I would never let young children watch it.

That said, sex doesn't bother me and I watch ABC Family quite often.

I watched Holiday in Handcuffs last night. The more adult themes/references didn't bother me at all. What bothered me was the mediocre script and horrible acting.

I've watched dozens of made for cable type holiday movies this month, and Holiday in Handcuffs was perhaps the worst.
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My family had "movie night" at my parents house Sunday night (after we had a birthday party for my Dad - he turned 80!) & this was the movie we watched. It was all adults in the room (excpet for my niece who is a sophmore in high school) & it was an ok movie for all of us. There were a few things that made us all laugh..it got a little corny...but it was a good "movie night"...it was nice to have a movie that none of us had seen before, but it could have been better.
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Why they would stick this garbage on the ABC Family Channel is beyond me! My kids wanted to watch it...it was not a holiday show I would recommend for kids, or atleast not something my kids will watch... I changed the channel. Why do they always think they need to put sex and homosexuality in EVERYTHING?!
I was surprised by that too. I asked my wife, "This is on ABC Family?!" I was hoping no young kids were watching.
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My kids and I almost watched this movie. WHEW! Glad we missed it. I don't know why they have to "Sex Up" a Christmas movie for heaven's sake. GEEZ!! I am certainly no prude, but a Christmas movie...come on!!

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Oh me neither, I dont mind for myself or hubby, but this was a family movie and my children need to be just that, children. They dont need to hear people talking and using the term "How many men have you slept with? How many have you boinked?"
Sex is just thrown in everything and was really hoping it didnt have to creep into our Christmas movies
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I totally understand Jana!! If it's advertised as an adult Christmas movie or not on ABC FAMILY (emphasis on the word family) you expect it to be okay for kids. Kids are already inundated with sexual talk, inuendos and scenes in just about everything made. It seems like Christmas should be sacred and kept from all that. What is this world coming to?

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I personally have never seen this movie. But I agree with the rest of you..and that is young children shouldn't be allowed to watch this. At least not my child. I tend to shield her and let her be a child while she can. Kids seem to grown up to darn quick these days. And there is plenty of time for all that and it doesn't have to be when they are young and very impressionable.
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I'm in total agreement with JanaBanana about the show. I was disappointed and turned it off quickly. They should have just stuck with "The Sons of Mistletoe" "Santa Clause 2" and "The Polar Express."

I guess the offense is a Disney thing. Even their latest movie "Enchanted," which is promoted as a family movie, comes with a content disclaimer for young children!
It's only a matter of time before Mickey slips a fleeting "f-word" or Minnie has a wardrobe malfunction.
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I'm quite looking forward to seeing Enchanted. I'm not too worried about the adult disclaimer or anything, I'll let my daughter watch it.

I haven't seen Holiday In Handcuffs, the title sounds like a porn movie though, may I ask what was this film about anyway?

I think maybe people are overreacting a bit here too.
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