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A Very Brady (Bunch) Christmas Movie Review

Updated on October 4, 2014
A Brady Family Christmas Special
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The 1988 Brady Family Christmas Special

A Very Brady Christmas is a truly nostalgic trip for anyone like myself who grew up with The Brady Bunch. I just this minute finished watching it and have to say that I enjoyed seeing what happened to the Brady family members many years later...and, okay, I will even admit I cried. Surely, any trip down memory lane complete with near disaster, is worthy of a few tears. (Don't tell anyone.)

On this page, you will find details about A Very Brady Christmas, my review of the movie as well as thoughts from other people who have enjoyed it and sources for buying your own copy. If you have seen the movie, please let us know what you thought of it. If you haven't, I hope this page helps you decide whether or not you should. I would give this Brady family Christmas film five stars or five thumbs up and definitely say that if you enjoyed the Brady Bunch, you will enjoy this at times corny reunion movie.

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"Relive the spirit of Christmas past with the Brady Bunch!"

A Very Brady Christmas Movie Trailer - This short advertisement opens slowly and painfully but if you want a peek at the movie, it is worth the wait.

A Very Brady Christmas
A Very Brady Christmas

A Very Brady Christmas

From the movie case.

The movie case calls A Very Brady Christmas Movie a nostalgia-filled holiday treat and they sure have that right. Reunite with one of the most popular families on television in the 1970s.

Mike and Carol decide that the best Christmas gift would be having their entire family home for Christams. The Brady kids come home despite their grown-up concerns.

The result? A movie that shares humor, hope and even a miracle…and that takes you back to watching The Brady Bunch on television.

Fast Facts About The Brady Bunch

  • ACTORS: The entire cast returned with two exceptions. All of the family - Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland - except Susan Olsen who played Cindy, the youngest child and Sam, the butcher.
  • DIRECTOR: Peter Baldwin
  • WRITERS: Lloyd J. Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz
  • PRODUCERS: Barry M. Berg, Lloyd J. Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz
  • RATED: Unrated
  • STUDIO: Paramount
  • ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1988
  • VHS RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2000
  • RUN TIME: 100 minutes

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Amazon Customer Reviews of A Very Brady Christmas

The Amaon Customer reviews include words like cheesy, hokey and corney and that is an accurate description of the much beloved Brady Bunch. As D. Mart says, “it is the epitomy of cheesy but I love it.” Another customer, Barry, says that it is so bad that you cannot help but like it. If you were not a Brady Bunch fan you may not be interested but if you were a fan, you need to see this Christmas special.

The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series
The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series

Is A Very Brady Christmas Available on DVD?

Is A Very Brady Christmas available on DVD? Well the answer is twofold.

In general, A Very Brady Christmas is not available on DVD as a single DVD so if you want to watch it but don't want to buy a bunch of Brady episodes, you will have to buy a VHS videotape.

HOWEVER, I did manage to find it on DVD albeit as part of a very impressive boxed set. The boxed set is called The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series and includes Seasons 1 through 5 (a total of 117 episodes) on 21 discs packaged in the shag carpet cover packaging, as shown here PLUS it includes the Christmas special, A Very Brady Christmas, The Brady 500 and The Brady Kids episodes. If you or someone you know is interested in revisiting all of the episodes, this would be a great choice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I liked all the Brady Bunch movies but not this one.

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      Fay Favored 6 years ago from USA

      Seems that there are still a few fans around.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Oh what fun! the Brady Bunch!

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I watched the Brady Bunch some, but I would love to see the movie with everyone all grown up!

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      HAHAHA love the shag carpet DVD case!