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Surviving Christmas (2004) Poster

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Directed by 

Mike Mitchell

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Deborah Kaplan ... (story) &
Harry Elfont ... (story)
 
Deborah Kaplan ... (screenplay) &
Harry Elfont ... (screenplay) and
J.R. Ventimilia ... (screenplay) (as Jeffrey Ventimilia) &
Joshua Sternin ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Doo-Dah
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Horace Vanglider
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Letitia Vanglider
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Dr. Freeman
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Doo-Dah Understudy
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Kathryn
John 'B.J.' Bryant ...
Cabbie (as John BJ Bryant)
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Suit
Phill Lewis ...
Levine the Lawyer
Tumbleweed ...
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Santa's Photographer
Bridgette Ho ...
Five Year Old
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Little Girl
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Older Brother
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Freeman Twin
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Freeman Twin
Kent Osborne ...
Bill Saito ...
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Christmas Present (as Michael Patrick Bell)
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Fanny
Josh Siegel ...
Young Scrooge (as Joshua Siegel)
K. Troy Zestos ...
Chad
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Security Lady
Smalls ...
Security Man
Ron Karabatsos ...
Deli Man
Wynn Irwin ...
Customer
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Cute Girl at Play
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Man Wrapping Gift
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Lonely Lady
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Depressed Donator
William Thomas Jr. ...
Choir Director
Karen Furno ...
Choir
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Choir
Cynthia Marty ...
Choir
Melanie Taylor ...
Choir
Precious McCall ...
Choir
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Choir
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Choir
Reynaldo Duran ...
Choir
Michael Kosik ...
Choir
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Elf
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Elf
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Elf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Arnie (uncredited)
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Steve (uncredited)
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Crazy Airport Traveler (uncredited)
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Janitor (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Husband Baking Cookies (uncredited)
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Outdoor Christmas Shopper (uncredited)
Denice Storey ...
Window Shopper (uncredited)
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Shopper (uncredited)
John Thurner ...
Shopper (uncredited)
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Wife Baking Cookies (uncredited)
Nicholas Zobel ...
Choir (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Erin Stam ... associate producer
Betty Thomas ... producer
Jenno Topping ... producer
Patricia Whitcher ... executive producer

Music by 

Randy Edelman

Cinematography by 

Peter Lyons Collister ... director of photography (as Peter Collister)
Tom Priestley Jr. ... director of photography (as Tom Priestly Jr.)

Film Editing by 

Craig McKay

Casting By 

Juel Bestrop
Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by 

Caroline Hanania

Art Direction by 

Sue Chan

Set Decoration by 

Lisa Fischer

Costume Design by 

Mary Jane Fort

Makeup Department 

Tammy Ashmore ... key makeup artist
Cheryl Eckert ... hair stylist
Tony Gardner ... special makeup effects artist
Kimberly Greene ... makeup department head
John E. Jackson ... makeup artist: Mr. Affleck
Suzi Ostos ... makeup artist
Janine Rath ... hair stylist: Mr. Affleck (as Janine Rath-Thompson)
Marsha Shearrill ... makeup artist
Bradley Stenson ... additional makeup artist: Chicago
Melissa A. Yonkey ... hair department head
K. Troy Zestos ... key hair stylist

Production Management 

Jo Dee Freck ... post-production supervisor
Don J. Hug ... unit manager
Leeann Stonebreaker ... production supervisor
Patricia Whitcher ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

David M. Bernstein ... first assistant director: second unit
Marcei A. Brown ... second assistant director (as Marcei A. Brubaker)
Doug Coleman ... second unit director: Mammoth unit
Marisa Ferrey ... second second assistant director
Josh King ... first assistant director
Richard S. Lederer ... second assistant director
Jody Spilkoman ... second unit key second assistant director
Brent Stanton ... dayplayer second second assistant director

Art Department 

Richard J. Bell ... greens gangboss
Robert Bernard ... graphic designer
Craig Bernatzke ... propmaker foreman
Robert J. Carlyle ... construction coordinator
David Corral ... greensman
Michael D'Imperio ... props
Jimmy Flores ... set construction foreman
Thomas J. Glynn ... set dresser
Antoinette J. Gordon ... set designer
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt ... stand-by painter
Mark Kudra ... set dresser
Barbara Lange ... assistant production designer
Elizabeth Lapp ... set designer
Gary Metzen ... painter
Tony Miller ... plasterer
Martin Milligan ... on-set dresser
Christopher Morente ... greensperson
Fleur Nooyen ... set buyer
Tom Osman ... set carpenter
Troy Osman ... construction foreman
Tyler Osman ... construction coordinator: Chicago
Steven Seine ... leadman
Gary Stel ... propmaker gang boss
Marc Tantin ... propmaker
David Tennenbaum ... assistant art director: location
Rebecca Young ... art department coordinator
Jack White ... food stylist (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer
Justin Cruse ... sound recordist
Ryan Darden ... assistant sound editor
Andrew Ellerd ... sound effects editor
Tom Fleischman ... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Flickinger ... sound recordist
Diana Flores ... adr mixer
Patrick J. Foley ... sound editor
Terry Garcia ... assistant sound editor
Phil Hadaway ... sound recordist
J. Paul Huntsman ... supervising sound editor
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Adam Johnston ... sound effects editor
Lisa J. Levine ... supervising adr editor
Linda Lew ... foley recordist
Marvin E. Lewis ... boom operator
Robert Morrisey ... sound assist
Brian Thomas Nist ... sound effects editor
Philip Rogers ... adr recordist
Robert Gravenor ... sound mixer (uncredited)
David Raines ... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

William Dambra ... special effects
Dominik Dugandzic ... special effects technician
Jeff Frink ... special effects foreman
Tony Gardner ... special effects set-pieces
Rodman Kiser ... special effects
John Rigden ... special effects
Tom Ryba ... special effects coordinator
Bruce A. Strong ... special effects
Ray Svedin ... special effects technician
Matt Jordon ... special effects: set-pieces (uncredited)
Pete Levin ... special effects set-pieces: assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Will Cunningham ... effects animator
Kent Demaine ... creative supervisor: Black Box Digital
Karin Levinson ... visual effects executive producer: Black Box Digital
Paul Luna ... compositor
Will Robbins ... visual effects supervisor: Black Box Digital (as William Robbins)
Mark Russell ... visual effects producer: Black Box Digital
Jay Holben ... visual effects cinematographer (uncredited)

Stunts 

Joey Box ... stunts (as Joe Box)
Charlie Brewer ... stunts
Terri Cadiente ... stunts
Doug Coleman ... stunt coordinator
Eliza Coleman ... stunts
Danny Downey ... stunts
Rosemary Gearheart ... stunt double
Troy Gilbert ... stunts
Tad Griffith ... stunts
Leigh Hennessy ... stunts
Lisa Hoyle ... stunt double: Christina Applegate
Terry Jackson ... stunts
Rick Le Fevour ... stunt coordinator: Chicago (as Rick LeFevour)
Matthew LeFevour ... stunts: Chicago (as Matt LeFevour)
Brian Machleit ... stunt coordinator / utility stunts
James R. Mammoser ... stunts: Chicago (as Jim Mammoser)
Tom McComas ... stunt double: Ben Affleck
Tom Milanovich ... stunts: Chicago
Linda Perlin ... stunts: Chicago
James Ryan ... stunts / utility stunts
Charles A. Tamburro ... aerial stunt helicopter pilot
Pete Turner ... stunt rigger
Rich Wilkie ... stunts: Chicago

Camera and Electrical Department 

Stuart Abramson ... key grip
Adam Barth ... video assist operator
Mike Cahoon ... assistant camera
Makiko Carlson ... assistant camera (as Makiko Watanabe)
Ronald K. De torres ... lighting console programmer
Will Dearborn ... camera loader
Josh Denering ... rigging grip
Valeska Difrieri ... grip
Alan R. Disler ... first assistant camera
Thomas Enright ... electrician
Steve Francis ... electrician
Chris Glomp ... electrician
Michael Goldman ... rigging best boy grip
Jennifer Ann Henry ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse ... key grip
Shane D. Kelly ... gaffer
Paul Lambiase ... rigging grip
Frederick Lawrence ... grip
Scott W. Leftridge ... dolly grip
Patriq Luo ... electrician
Glen Magers ... lighting console programmer
Jeff Manimbo ... assistant camera
Peter Mercurio ... camera operator: "a" camera
Duane Mieliwocki ... assistant camera
Dave Muskeni ... rigging electrician
Daniel Nichols ... first assistant camera: second unit, Mammoth
Flemming Olsen ... director of photography: second unit, Mammoth
Ben Peiny ... grip
Miro Pokorny ... electrician
Dan Schroer ... camera loader: Chicago
Mark Suveg ... key video assist operator
Monte Swann ... video playback operator
Keith Talley ... key rigging grip
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
Scott Thiele ... electrician
Rick Thomas ... co-gaffer
Tommy Tieche ... assistant camera
Henry Tirl ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Jon R. Tower ... chief lighting technician
Christopher Warren ... rigging electrician
David Yellin ... rigger
Robert M. Sagaser ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Natasha Cuba ... casting assistant
Cicely D. Harris ... extras casting coordinator: Chicago
Joan Philo ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Gala Autumn ... costume supervisor
Steve Constancio ... set costumer
Karan Doherty ... costumer
Gretchen Gain ... costumer
Jill Korengold ... key set costumer
Meg Matthews ... costumer: Mr. Affleck
Sukari McGill ... costumer
Ángela Núñez ... key costumer

Editorial Department 

Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Martin Cohen ... post-production executive
Sven E. Fahlgren ... post-production coordinator
Rolf Fleischmann ... first assistant editor
Fernanda Gliatta ... assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Adam Hernandez ... assistant editor
Steve Porter ... final colorist
Joëlle Taar ... conforming editor
Dana E. Glauberman ... additional editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Elton Ahi ... music scoring mixer
Stuart Balcomb ... orchestrator
Joseph S. DeBeasi ... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Ralph Ferraro ... orchestrator
Todd Homme ... executive music supervisor
Lisa Jaime ... music editor: scoring & final dub
Michelle Kuznetsky ... music supervisor
John Rodd ... score recordist
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Ben Schor ... apprentice music editor
Tom Villano ... music editor

Transportation Department 

Michael Allegro ... production van driver operator
Denny Caira ... transportation coordinator
Karen K. Chang ... transportation office coordinator
Tyler W. Gaisford ... driver: cast
Mike Shannon ... transportation captain

Other crew 

Alexa Alden ... script supervisor
H. Leah Amir ... key craft service
Jeremy Beiermann ... office production assistant: Chicago
Tommy Bernard ... office production assistant
Benjamin T. Brammeier ... office production assistant: Chicago
Chad Bronson ... third assistant accountant
Ericka Bryce ... production medic
Jules Carideo ... assistant production coordinator: Chicago
Selena Carrillo ... production secretary (as Selena Pivac)
Chay Carter ... assistant: Mr. Affleck
Michael Chickey ... assistant location manager
Kaiser Clark ... assistant: Mr. Mitchell
Bennett DeCarlo ... set production assistant
Wileen Dragovan ... location manager: Chicago
Ray Felipe ... script researcher
Trixie Flynn ... assistant: Mr. Gandolfini
Mark A. Freid ... key assistant location manager
Rosemary Gearheart ... stand-in
Eric Glasser ... key set production assistant
Carrie Goodman ... location scout
Matthew Gordon ... production assistant
Kristin Graham ... production assistant
Noelle Green ... production office coordinator (as Noelle Chapin)
James Hinton ... assistant accountant
Annie Jablonski ... production assistant (as Annie Schultz)
Teresa Jaime Drapkin ... payroll accountant
C. David Jones ... production assistant
Rosa Yang Kato ... assistant location manager
Todd Kaufman ... assistant: Ms. Thomas
Joseph Keideth ... security: Mr. Affleck, Keideth & Associates
Steve Kraus ... dailies projectionist
Martha Lafage ... assistant location manager
Nicole Luther ... set production assistant: second unit
Alyssa Mauney ... assistant: Mr. Mitchell
Barbara Ken McNeill ... assistant: Ms. Whitcher
Debbie Merritt ... assistant production office coordinator
Steven R. Molen ... production executive
Molly O'Haver ... production assistant
Catherine Pittman ... animal coordinator
Denise Anderson Poore ... production assistant
Stefan Rand ... production assistant
Bobby Ravanshenas ... assistant to cast
Chris Romberg ... first assistant accountant
Kevin Roy ... set production assistant: re-shoots
Kevin Thomas Roy ... production assistant: re-shoots (as Kevin Roy)
Michelle Schrauwers ... set production assistant
Josh Siegel ... assistant: Ms. Topping (as Joshua Siegel)
Michael Soleau ... key assistant location manager
Louise Spencer ... unit publicist
Sheri St Lawrence ... second assistant accountant
Paula Stier ... office production assistant: Chicago
Lora Umphress ... payroll accountant: Chicago
Veronique Vowell ... location manager
Duffey Westlake ... stand-in
John David Wolfe ... assistant location manager
Colin Woode ... assistant: Mr. Applegate
Lynnanne Zager ... adr loop group (uncredited)

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