After Carol and Mike skip a Christmas trip they were dreaming of, they decide to pay for the whole family to fly back for the holidays, and all goes well until Mike gets called to a job site where corners were cut and he becomes trapped in a collapsing building.
Director: Peter Baldwin
Writer: Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd J. Schwartz
Starring: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb, Jennifer Runyon, Jerry Houser, Maureen McCormick
This one is hard to rate. As a movie without nostalgia or context, it’s easily a one and a half. As a cheesy nostalgic romp which is not to be taken seriously, it’s a four and a half. Looking at the Bradys 20 years after is entertaining but surprisingly depressing and unfunny in a lot of places. Not really a feel good or fun special, and surprisingly lacking in Christmas imagery through a lot of it, it’s more of a novelty that you simply must see once or twice if you were ever a Brady fan, but it certainly won’t become a year tradition for most people.
Available on DVD as part of the Brady Bunch Complete Series