Brenda is an Ottawa native with a small eBay store. As Treasures by Brenda she sells a variety of new, used and vintage merchandise.
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.
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.
A Very Brady Christmas Movie Trailer
This short advertisement opens slowly and painfully but if you want a peek at the Christmas movie, it is worth the wait.
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
Reviews of A Very Brady Christmas
Reviews often include words like cheesy, hokey and corny and that is an accurate description of the much beloved Brady Bunch. As D. Mart says, “it is the definition 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.
- Christmas TV History: 1980s Christmas: A Very Brady Christmas
"If you have any sentimentality at all for the original series, you'll need to see the cast and the characters now as adults. But this also means the 1970s groovy fashions and youthful innocence are gone and replaced with 1980s big hair, mom jeans, s
- A Very Brady Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The success of the movie helped revive interest in the original television series. Thanks in large part to the movie's success, CBS and Sherwood Schwartz created a new television series in 1990, The Bradys, based on the characters' adult lives; only
- BRADY WORLD - HISTORY OF THE BRADY BUNCH
"In 1988 the Bradys were back again for a holiday celebration, "A Very Brady Christmas". Susan Olsen (Cindy) would be missing from this reunion, Jennifer Runyon took her place. This was a two hour movie in which the Bradys got together to celebrate C
The Christmas Show on DVD
The Complete Series Boxed Set
A Very Brady Christmas is also part of these impressive boxed sets. 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. I love the green shag cover! What about you?
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© 2011 Treasures By Brenda
Is the Brady Bunch a part of your past?
anonymous on February 28, 2012:
I liked all the Brady Bunch movies but not this one.
Fay Favored from USA on November 10, 2011:
Seems that there are still a few fans around.
Joan4 on January 15, 2011:
Oh what fun! the Brady Bunch!
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on January 13, 2011:
I watched the Brady Bunch some, but I would love to see the movie with everyone all grown up!
tandemonimom lm on January 12, 2011:
HAHAHA love the shag carpet DVD case!