The Fitzgerald Family Christmas  Edward Burns    Festival - Contemporary World Cinema  The Brothers McMullen writer-director-star Edward Burns returns to the family well once again with this warm, acutely observed story about an expansive Irish clan’s fraught yuletide when the long-absent patriarch declares his intention to come home for the holidays.

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Edward Burns Festival - Contemporary World Cinema The Brothers McMullen writer-director-star Edward Burns returns to the family well once again with this warm, acutely observed story about an expansive Irish clan’s fraught yuletide when the long-absent patriarch declares his intention to come home for the holidays.

After Joe Kennedy's death in 1969, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy became the family matriarch. Here she is frolicking in the water at a Hyannis family gathering.

Kitty Kelley looks back on Kennedy's 'Camelot'

After Joe Kennedy's death in 1969, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy became the family matriarch. Here she is frolicking in the water at a Hyannis family gathering.

Edward Burns and Christy Turlington attend the Tribeca Film's Special New York Screening Of 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas' at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on November 27, 2012 in New York City.

Edward Burns and Christy Turlington attend the Tribeca Film's Special New York Screening Of 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas' at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on November 27, 2012 in New York City.

Nope, it’s  not a Tyler Perry production. Try Ed Burns. But Perry did have a hand in unwrapping this little gift of a movie. He inspired Burns to get back  to those Irish Catholic  roots he grew with the McMullens. Connie Britton  co-stars opposite a  cornucopia of familiar faces in the seasonal drama  about a sprawling  family making time for one another.It’s like: The Brothers McMullen meets The Family Stone.Take: Ma, Dad, and Cousin Vinny.Premieres: Today (on demand now)Find showtimes at…

Nope, it’s not a Tyler Perry production. Try Ed Burns. But Perry did have a hand in unwrapping this little gift of a movie. He inspired Burns to get back to those Irish Catholic roots he grew with the McMullens. Connie Britton co-stars opposite a cornucopia of familiar faces in the seasonal drama about a sprawling family making time for one another.It’s like: The Brothers McMullen meets The Family Stone.Take: Ma, Dad, and Cousin Vinny.Premieres: Today (on demand now)Find showtimes at…

Ma says in chapter 16  "All we got is the family unbroke" (Fitzgerald 169). Ma has one focus and that is keeping the family together. Throughout their journey to California Ma's main concern was to keep them together and to protect what she had, which was her family.

Ma says in chapter 16 "All we got is the family unbroke" (Fitzgerald 169). Ma has one focus and that is keeping the family together. Throughout their journey to California Ma's main concern was to keep them together and to protect what she had, which was her family.

Edward Burns, Heather Burns, Anita Gillette, Ed Lauter, Michael McGlone and Kerry Bishé at event of The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

Edward Burns, Heather Burns, Anita Gillette, Ed Lauter, Michael McGlone and Kerry Bishé at event of The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) Good movie about forgiveness.  Not always easy but worth it.

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) Good movie about forgiveness. Not always easy but worth it.

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. - Connie Britton aka Tami Taylor in a movie about human brokenness at Christmas. Could it be any more up my street?!

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. - Connie Britton aka Tami Taylor in a movie about human brokenness at Christmas. Could it be any more up my street?!

A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O’Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O’Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season. One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake — Darcy Fitzgerald.

A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O’Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O’Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season. One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake — Darcy Fitzgerald.

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