HOLLYWOOD---"Christmas Eve" takes place in New York City, with six groups of stereotypically obnoxious characters getting stuck for hours in elevators after a service van runs over an electrical box, severing a power line. These self-absorbed New Yorkers uncharacteristically strike up lengthy, insufferable conversations. Like many films of this ilk, the characters and stories are interconnected. But it's probably some kind of a record that writer-director Mitch Davis has managed to cram more than 20 characters who are so vapid and annoying into one ensemble piece. [link]
“Christmas Eve” is rated PG (Rated PG for some peril, thematic elements and language). Running time: 95 minutes.