The film shows both the negatives and positives of family gatherings. The positive messages is displays are how close the Stone family is and that they all still get together to celebrate the holidays when they are all grown up and have their own families. They are a loving family and have a lot of Christmas spirit. In the movie the kids find out that their mom is sick and dying. In most movies this could be a negative message, but it brings the family closer together and makes them cherish the moments they have together. Some negative messages in the movie are how the family is not welcoming to Meredith and do not try to get to know her because of the way she comes off right when they meet her. The movie shows how a close family can impact the way we fell about people and even how our family can change our minds on who we love. Everett’s mom does not give him his grandmother’s ring to give to Meredith because she does not believe that Meredith is the...
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... for their mom dying. Avoiding the problem and finding blame in others are two ineffective coping strategies that some individuals use. Avoidance can make individuals ignore the problem and turn to excessive drinking to help keep the problem off their mind. Scapegoating is when the individual acknowledges that there is a problem, but they turn on someone else and put the blame on him or her. The Stone family learns to cope with the crisis of their mom being sick in a way that brings them closer. They balance their concern with the concern of their mother and they work together to make a happy Christmas for her. They all realize it is hard to deal with there mom being sick, but they know that together they can handle it and they know their own worth and the worth of their family. In conclusion, the family realized the problem and worked together to cope with it.
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