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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Aldridge ...
Sabrina Aldridge ...
Bob Murray
Mayor Young


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 »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Lit Up  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,001,256, 24 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,092,918, 4 February 2007
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite the Christmas competition theme of this film, Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito are actually Jewish in real life. See more »


When Steve and Buddy's families go to cut down their trees Buddy is carrying a Troy-Bilt chainsaw. Later, while in a tree, he is using a Craftsman chainsaw. See more »


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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2009) See more »


Brighter Lights
Written by Terence Yoshiaki, Mike Fratantuno, Brian Lapin, and Josef Lord
Performed by Transcenders featuring J7 D Star
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ho ho hum
27 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie started out with good intentions. The small town was likable. With the actors in this movie I thought it would have been much better. How sad that this movie had such a WEAK script and plot and far fetched situations like the way that DeVito 'sold' Broderick a car. There was no chemistry between the characters. Bad attempts at subplots involving his relationship with Broderick's family were left at mere attempts. I am a fan of Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation and wanted to see at least a Christmas 'decorating war' -this was not even close to the humor and great characters in 'vacation'. I will also be hesitant to see another movie with DeVito and Matthew Broderick in them.

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