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An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

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The Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings his uptight girlfriend home for the Christmas holiday, with plans of proposing. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications. Written by Anonymous

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christmas | secret | deaf | tension | ring | See All (67) »

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Feel The Love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references | See all certifications »

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16 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fucking Hate Her  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$559,515 (Brazil) (13 January 2006)

Gross:

$6,061,759 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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Trivia

In both this movie and My Best Friends Wedding, Dermot Mulroney uses his mouth to slide a stuck ring off a co-star's finger. See more »

Goofs

Some scenes of the Family Stone's "New England town" were actually filmed in the Borough of Madison, NJ. An aerial shot of the town square clearly shows a New Jersey Transit train pulling out of the station, such trains do not run into New England. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stone: You were shovelling snow.
Meredith Morton: I... What?
Ben Stone: You were just a little girl in a flannel night gown. And you were shovelling snow from the walk in front of our house. And I was the snow, I was the snow. And everywhere it landed and everywhere it covered. You scoop me up with a big red shovel. You scoop me up.
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Referenced in Peep Show: Mugging (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (as James S. Pierpoint)
Arranged by Skip Martin
Performed by Johnny Mercer
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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ugh ugh ugh, waste of time
11 May 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Why would anyone waste their time making a movie like this? Its like- giving a kid a bunch of characters and a setting and asking them to either pair up the characters or kill them off. Kids would do a better job!

Annoying , irritating, but what really gets me- no one in the movie seems to understand what it is to love, I'm not surprised- hardly anyone in it has any degree of maturity.

It was a complete waste of time. I tried to watch it without being too critical, having an open mind and all that and I lasted almost till the ending. The ending really floored me. People have said here that's it such a family, sentimental movie- yeah, right. Only very devoid of sense.


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