Optometrist Steve Finch loves those Christmas traditions he has set up with his family and his town. As such, he has a schedule of activities for his family starting on December 1st, and is the official unofficial consultant for anything Christmas related in his town of Cloverdale, Massachusetts. During the Christmas season, the Halls move in to the house across the street from the Finch's. The Halls in general are different in outlook and temperament than the Finches. Unlike Steve, Buddy Hall scams his way through life and never follows through with anything he starts. While Kelly Finch and Tia Hall - Steve's wife and Buddy's wife respectively - and their children begin friendships based largely on those differences, Steve and Buddy butt heads based on those differences. It begins with Buddy striving to have his house seen from outer space by decorating it as lavishly and brightly as possible. One of the results of Buddy's task his that he becomes the new go to guy for anything ... Written by
Danny DeVito's house used LED lights to provide remarkable displays not possible with traditional Christmas lights. Otherwise, the lighting could only be done by special effect computers. The lights, from Boston-based Color Kinetics, formed a "digital skin" around DeVito's house, acting like pixels on a TV screen. At one point, the roof of DeVito's house turned into a live video display of DeVito's face. At maximum intensity, the 14,300 LED nodes used just 7,150 watts of energy, the equivalent of four average hair dryers. Wrapping the house with conventional exterior string lights would have used approximately 100,100 watts, 14 times more than the LED installation, and without the capability for programmable effects. The entire LED installation used a total of 126 amps, about as much as 1.3 average households. Conventional exterior string lights would have used 812 amps, the equivalent of 8 houses' worth of power. See more »
When Steve and Kelly are getting into bed, they stack all the pillows at the foot of the bed. When a shot is shown from the foot of the bed after they get in, the pillows are stacked differently. See more »
Honey, the girls are having a great time showing everybody the lights. I pray to God that's the only thing they're showing.
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After what would appear to be a promising start,( first ten minutes) this mishap falls miserably down on its face and never recovers. You would have thought somewhere in the whole production process, someone, anyone would have stood up and said, " this whole thing just sucks-lets stop wasting our money ." The production people should be ashamed, the actors should be ashamed, and the viewer should be insulted that this garbage is being cranked out. There should be some sort of class-action lawsuit filed against the studio, seeking damages to the public for this crap. Absolutely inexcusable, in that a Country so great as ours, with all our resources, that this waste would be allowed. I, and others in a line with me, demanded our money back at the theater. Think " Are We There Yet ? " with a bunch of fake snow. Worthless.
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