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Nothing Like the Holidays




Here's something you don't see every year: a Christmas movie that isn't about characters who use the holiday as an excuse for making fools of themselves before learning in a swift 90 minutes The True Meaning of Christmas, which is, of course, that we should all get along at least until we start to annoy the hell out of each other again sometime around, oh let's say, Dec. 27.

"Nothing Like the Holidays" spends a few days with the Rodriguez clan, a middle-class familia in Chicago. The grown kids (Freddy Rodriguez, John Leguizamo  and Vanessa Ferlito) are gathering for the first time in three years. Dad (Alfred Molina) and Mom ( Elizabeth Pe


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