With eviction looming on her Baltimore unit, struggling single mom Naima (Hudson) is forced to send her daughter (Latimore) to stay with her estranged parents (Whitaker and Bassett) in Harlem. The bolshie teen soon falls under their charismatic spell.
Despite the odd rip-roaring tune and some sturdy performances, this yuletide tale is as memorable as last year's sprouts.
Reviewed by James White
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