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Deck the Halls (2006)

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 battle of the bulbs begins November 22nd. See more »

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

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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

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$207,676 (Australia) (24 November 2006)

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$35,092,918 (USA) (4 February 2007)
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According to Gillian Vigman, the main actors were unhappy on set. Kristin Chenoweth was still coping with her split from Aaron Sorkin, Danny DeVito flew in to film his scenes rather than interact with anyone, and Matthew Broderick could be found on set shaking his head in disbelief, repeatedly stating "I've hit rock bottom." Kristin Davis told her that she should have her eggs frozen. See more »

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When Steve and Kelly Finch are first talking about getting a Christmas tree in their kitchen, you can see Carter Finch starting to walk toward the kitchen; as soon as you see his foot land on the step down into the kitchen the camera transitions to a wider shot and Carter is now about two or three feet back from the step and is still walking toward the kitchen. See more »

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Tia Hall: This is the most clothes they have worn in years!
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References One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999) See more »

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Frosty the Snowman
Written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Ross Bagdasarian (as Alvin and the Chipmunks)
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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9 December 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This was just really painful. The storyline in itself was bad, and the acting did nothing to make it any better. The idea of a grown man wanting to restore his honor by making his house visible from space with Christmas lights is ridiculous... The actors seemed uninspired and stiff, even though I love Danny DeVito I really can't see how he said yes to this. The most catastrophic acting though, were his two twin girls. Ouch. Talk about being picked for your looks rather than your talent.

I really can't write reasonably about this movie, it was just too much of a mess for me. It had some funny parts, but they were all pretty clichéd and well-used, and I never once laughed out loud. This is just not worth your money and if you're looking for that Christmas spirit, stay as far away from this movie as possible.


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