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Deck the Halls (2006)

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Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

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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 Huggo

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The brightest holiday comedy of the year! (DVD) See more »

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude and suggestive humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Lit Up  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,001,256 (USA) (22 November 2006)

Gross:

$35,092,918 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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Trivia

In a 22 November 2006 interview on ABC's Live! with Kelly (1988), Kristin Davis confessed she had been nervous being cast as the wife of Matthew Broderick, the real-life husband of close friend Sarah Jessica Parker. She said she received approval via email from Parker, however not before a re-write of the script added what Davis termed a playful kissing scene between herself and Broderick. Apparently, according to Davis, in her opinion, the scene as filmed was too steamy for the film to keep a PG rating and would have been cut from the final print. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tia Hall: 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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Connections

Featured in Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
Traditional
Arranged and Performed by Gary Hoey
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
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loved the movie!
18 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I really enjoyed this movie. I went with a friend and we laughed hysterically during many of the scenes. I am not a big "fan" of any of the actors, but I thought it was great. There were so many funny one liners that I couldn't help but laugh! (Looks like you are smuggling some chicken nuggets in that outfit...) I liked it so much, that my husband and I have plans to see it this week! Not all movies have to have a perfect story line behind it in order for others to be able to enjoy them. It actually reminded me of people I know who do get too caught up in Christmas! We all need to slow down and spend time with family and friends. *Lighten up and just l-a-u-g-h!


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