Will Smith: ‘Jada makes us wear these ugly ass sweaters for Christmas’

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Despite the bad reviews for Will Smith’s new Netflix movie, Bright, I gave it a chance. I like to think I have a high tolerance for supernatural dramas (I watched every season of True Blood and the first three of Vampire Diaries) but I gave up on Bright after an hour. As so many critics have stated better than I can, it was a total mess. Smith was funny and his delivery saved some scenes which would have otherwise bombed, but he was not enough to get me to invest that additional hour. It was a cop procedural with otherwordly creatures (elves, fairies and orcs, but where were the vampires and zombies?) that just failed on every level. Given what we just learned about the screenwriter, I’m ok with that.

Anyway Will is still out there, hustling and being Will Smith. He posted some cute photos and a video to Instagram revealing that his wife, Jada, made him and their kids wear ugly Christmas sweaters and go on a sleigh ride this holiday. I’m jealous! I love all that cheesy Christmas stuff. As an aside, I’ve been watching Hallmark movies with my mom (most have a royal theme) and actually appreciating them. They’re predictable but sweet. The Netflix one, A Christmas Prince, was fun, I enjoyed it. (A Prince for Christmas wasn’t bad either, and the Tara Reid one, A Royal Christmas Ball, was cute. I’m not even blowing smoke.) Anyway here are Will Smith’s posts about this. The last one is a video which is so much fun to watch.

This sweater is kind of gross, right?

For the Instagram below use the arrows to see another cute photo with more people in Christmas sweaters!

Here’s the video! At the end there’s a clip from their sleigh ride where they’re singing “12 Days of Christmas” and Will gives a naughty twist to it.

It’s crazy out here in these Christmas streets

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Do you guys have ugly Christmas sweaters? I have several! My favorite is a big navy cardigan with yarn snowmen on it that was meant to be cute but failed. That was a Goodwill purchase. On Christmas I wore that paired with green jeans over a red shirt with cartoon embroidered elves. Then I have your typical ugly Christmas sweater which is a weird pixelated santa print on a blue background. Will and his family’s sweaters are more along that vein, the deliberately designed ugly sweater. Ooh I saw this sweater on Facebook recently in honor of Colin Kaepernick and I want it. I think you can still wear ugly Christmas sweaters in the week between Christmas and New Year’s right? I am planning on doing this.

Ooh I googled “Will Smith Christmas sweater” and there are ugly Christmas sweaters which are Fresh Prince-themed with Will Smith and Alfonso Ribero’s face on them! Now I want one of those too.

Will posted this in honor of his 20th anniversary with Jada. He should be more romantic when the actual date rolls around.

Our 20th Anniversary is in 4 Days! That’s a Real Feet… :-) … Get it!

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  1. denisemich says:

    he is going to be 50 in 2018.

    Lookin good. The trailers for Bright look awful and I decided to not invest.

    • Runcmc says:

      Yeah Will looks fantastic!

      Also I thought Bright was super funny, interesting, and entertaining! I absolutely loved it. I find this a case of critics panning a movie so people try to find ways to hate it. If you look at the rotten tomatoes scores, the audience reaction was WAY different than the critics (I checked yesterday and it was rated 89% by audiences). I say give it a shot with an open mind! Also…kinda funny to love bad Xmas movies and not enjoy a deliciously out-there fantasy movie.

      • Peeking in says:

        I didn’t hate Bright, but I didn’t love it either. The premise was really good, but I found the writing/dialogue/flow to be lacking. The writer didn’t make me care much about the characters. I just felt bad for the orc cop, that was it.

      • DesertReal says:

        Yes!
        I watched it and i really liked it. There were parts that i think were hilarious given how many times i read Lord of the Rings as a kid (elf village was being like a futuristic ritzy 5th Ave) that my husband didn’t appreciate/enjoy as much. It was sort of MIB with a dusting of LOTR and Alien Nation.
        Totally up my alley.
        Cheesy Xmas flix? Not so much, especially since I don’t celebrate it.

    • Sara says:

      Yeah he still look amazing.

      Brite was so bad I also gave up about an hour in. The guy who wrote it is supposed to be a douche. Hopefully Netflix cancels the sequel.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    Joel Edgerton’s suit-yikes!!!

    I don’t really care for the Pinkett-Smiths, but I totally endorse Christmas Day Ugly sweater pictures. It’s fun. I throw a party every year and try to make it ugly sweater centered and when people get creative it is really fun.

  3. BlueSky says:

    Off topic, Jada really needs to stop messing with her face. I can’t concentrate on anything else when I see pics of them…..

    • Betsy says:

      What did she do to herself? Why? How can aging be worse than the melting wax people end up with?

      • MiaSophia says:

        I’ve tried to figure it out, too. Best guess is extra large submalar cheekbone implants to fight mid face volume fat loss/aging.

    • Wisca says:

      Her face was distracting in Girls Trip. It’s funny because her picture was recently posted on CB and folks were generally praising her youthful appearance, but her face really looked different then. She looks weird in that Courtney Cox way now. Does she not see this when she looks in the mirror?

    • It'sGotBellsOnIt says:

      She looks like a Puma.

  4. V4Real says:

    We did ugly Christmas sweater at my job. Mine had a reindeer as well.

    If you’re into Supernatural shows you should check out Shadowhunters on Freeform. It’s actually pretty good. It’s based off the books The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The series is better than the movie that was out a few years ago. It has all kinds of down wordlers, Angel hybrids and a very hot relationship between two sexy ass men.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I have heard good things about Shadowhunters I will give it a chance. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Mia says:

      I don’t think people should support anything the plagiarist and bully Cassandra Claire (as she was known in her fanfic days) does. She was vicious for going after people who called out her word for word copying of dialogue from other authors and from tv shows. That is not even touching on the infamous ‘laptop gate’ where she lied to her ‘fans’ on the leaky cauldron saying that her laptop, along with her roommate and boyfriends were stolen and had people donate money for replacements for all three. Her blatant rip off of Star Wars and Harry Potter among other things is laughably obvious. She barely even tried to change the name of some of the villains

  5. Chaine says:

    He just always seems so fake to me. I don’t know what it is, it’s just that he seems to put on this whole show about his life and it does not seem genuine even in these supposedly candid moments. I always wonder what he is really like.

  6. Shambles says:

    Hallmark movies are fun to hate-watch for the terrible acting, but all that white starts to hurt my eyes after a few hours.

    • Celebitchy says:

      My mom and I talk about this a lot, about the lack of representation in those type of films. She says Lifetime is slightly better. We watched a Hallmark-type Christmas movie with people of color on Netflix but it wasn’t that great. It was called “Marry Me for Christmas.”

    • Dazed and Confused says:

      I watched two of these movies this year with Vivica Fox that I enjoyed. The new one was “A Christmas Cruise” and also had the actor who plays Neil on The Young and the Restless. The other one was older…called ” A Husband for Christmas” I believe. Not that there shouldn’t be more than two with WOC, there absolutely should be. In fact, I took note of these because they had Vivica Fox in them. Both were on the Ion channel.

      I thought that Tara Reid was painful to watch. The rest of the cast did well but she was so wooden. But I do love to watch the schmaltzy Christmas romance Lifetime movies. They are perfect for this time of year.

    • Shannon says:

      I haven’t been watching them, but my mom has and mentioned that to me. She was like, “OMG, seriously EVERYONE is white.” You’d think they’d be a little more woke, guess not.

  7. Jussie says:

    It’s been forever since Smith’s made a good or really successful film. Concussion and Focus are the closest he’s come in over a decade, and those were decent but totally forgettable. I don’t know how he still gets all these lead roles and big pay-days. He doesn’t even have a franchise keeping his career afloat like Depp.

  8. Whoopsy Daisy says:

    I prefer the finny feet post over the overly gushing posts.

    Me and my sister watch cheesy Hallmark movies every year. They’re better than comedies, there is so much to laugh about.

  9. Jenna says:

    I loved Bright! And I’m digging the Hallmark Christmas movies. Sometimes you want sweet simple and predictable:)

  10. halliego says:

    bright is actually getting great reviews from the general public. critics tore it apart but it already has a large fanbase by word of mouth. why, i don’t know, because i didn’t enjoy it either. but apparently a lot of people did.

  11. Wal says:

    I watched Bright, sure it had some issues but overall it was a good popcorn movies. Better than I thought it would be after hearing all the bad reviews.

    • TheBee's says:

      I wouldn’t subscribe to Netflix to see it but if you already have a subscription, why not…. it’s basically free.

  12. Loopy says:

    Will sure loves his alien /super natural movies.

    • oOsips.teaOo says:

      He sure does. Supernatural and cop themed too. I Robot. MIB. Wild wild west. Independence Day (not a cop, but played a captain). The one with his kid where he plays a general.

  13. Snowflake says:

    We liked Bright

  14. Veronica says:

    My friend bought a Mickey Mouse Christmas sweater that had working tree lights all over it. It was AMAZING.

    They are one good looking family, no doubt about it.

  15. Val says:

    Isn’t Jada into Scientology ?? I think I heard Leah Remini about that…

    • Originaltessa says:

      Yeah, the whole family are scientologists. I think their “Christmas” looks secular, but it’s still an odd mix. Alien souls and Frosty.

  16. mp says:

    Why do they call them ugly??? I think those sweaters are amazing!!! Wish I could get one…, but here in Southamerica it’s almost summer so there’s no point :(

  17. Christina S. says:

    He looks high AF in those Instagram pictures

  18. Deets says:

    Jada is the most interesting thing about Will.

    • Peeking in says:

      Willow is the most interesting thing about that family. Will is the most interesting thing about Will, IMO.

  19. African Sun says:

    Why has Jada wrecked her face??

    Will looks great.

  20. KiddVicious says:

    They are such a gorgeous family. I know we bag on them because of Scientology, but Will always makes me smile. He seems like someone fun to hang out with.

    And I would totally wear his dingleberry sweater. I love it.

  21. Layla Beans says:

    There is no mistaking who those kids belong to. Wow, family resemblance.

  22. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I liked Bright, yes it was weak plot and character wise but hopefully they get a better script writer for the sequel. I loved Édgar Ramirez and his fabulous hair.

    I love Will don’t care much about his kids as they strike me as typical HW brats who wanna be famous just cause mommy and daddy are.

  23. Ozogirl says:

    What work has she had done? She looks like a completely different person. I didn’t recognize her in Girls Trip!

  24. Ari says:

    I loved Bright! Made me want to play Skyrim (AGAIN) haha

  25. True tea says:

    Everyone outside of the mini van set knows he’s been datinga model for months. Been traveling with her and everything.

  26. Tara says:

    I can’t even hatewatch Hallmark movies. Even in passing they make me feel like David Duke is administering a high fructose enema while singing “Having My Baby” over and over, because even their titles are repetitive.