Yes, it’s worth it to see and hear Chris Brown sing “This Christmas.” He’s no Donny Hathaway, but he puts his own soulful spin on the classic seasonal tune.

The ensemble cast works well here, each character contributing to the complicated fabric that is “family.” Regina King whups ass, Mekhi Phifer plays a naughty Santa, Idris Elba snarls and barks, Columbus Short falls for a white woman and Lauren London is a cute, and also naughty, college coed. There’s drama, mayhem and emotional turmoil, but you can’t help but love – and root for – the Whitfields.

Grade: A

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