If "A Christmas... Present" demonstrates what Candace Cameron Bure means by tradition, she will be able to retain it.
Despite all of its, ahem, "tradition." Candace Cameron Bure honestly thinks we require Christmas more than ever before.
Candace Cameron Bure needs this Christmas
In her Great American Family film debut, "Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas . . . Present." by golly, did she ever give it to us with a supersized portion of Deity, as promised.
Family film debut
All anyone should want for Christmas is their loved ones by their side. This message is so straightforward that it is stated in the title. Our being with one another, though, is the greatest present.
The greatest present
This definitely sounds like New Agey spirituality, also known as the language of the devil. Being present is essential to mindfulness and meditation, and Candace's influence forces me to return to this idea.
The Devil's language
See, in "A Christmas . . . Present," remaining at home rather than going to do things entails singing carols by your backyard bonfire, which, like, everyone has.
A Christmas present
These are the things supermom Maggie, played by Bure, discovers after bringing her husband Eric (played by Marc Blucas) and two kids to visit her recently widowed brother Paul with his daughter in the little Ohio town wherein she was brought up.
Things for present
Maggie believes that Paul's desire to spend the first Christmas absent his wife "the right way." is more important than dealing with the enormous downer of his wife passing away from an illness.
Why did Paul desire to spend this Christmas without his wife?
Therefore, despite Paul's insistence that he and his kid are fine baking cookies and sitting by the fire together, Maggie, Eric, and the kids invade their space, and Maggie's pathologically over-packed schedule takes over theirs.