Modern Family “Express Christmas” Review

Although she hasn’t appeared on Modern Family recently, Claire and Mitchell’s mother managed to make a mess of everyone’s holiday plans by bailing on the normal family Christmas celebration. At the risk of not being able to celebrate with the extended family, Phil came up with the crazy idea of "Express Christmas" so they could have their traditional Christmas celebration while everyone was still around.

Most families could spend weeks decorating, planning and preparing for the family festivities that surround Christmas, so what Phil was trying to pull off was no small feat. Phil’s enthusiasm sparked a bit of the holiday spirit in the rest of the family and in only a few minutes they had all paired off to complete their assigned tasks.

Although I love the standard family groupings on Modern Family, we get some of the greatest stories and gags when most of the characters are paired up with people outside of their immediate families. They end up spending time with family members they love but don’t necessarily know as well as their own spouses or children. Read More...


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