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Deck the Halls -- In the tradition of such classic films as "Miracle On 34th Street", a hip, eccentric marketing genius teaches a widow and her son the miracle of Christmas.
Deck the Halls -- 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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Danny DeVito ... Buddy Hall

Matthew Broderick ... Steve Finch

Kristin Davis ... Kelly Finch

Kristin Chenoweth ... Tia Hall

Alia Shawkat ... Madison Finch

Dylan Blue ... Carter Finch
Kelly Aldridge ... Ashley Hall
Sabrina Aldridge ... Emily Hall

Jorge Garcia ... Wallace

Fred Armisen ... Gustave

Gillian Vigman ... Gerta

Ryan Devlin ... Bob Murray

Sean O'Bryan ... Mayor Young

SuChin Pak ... Herself

Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Ryor

Garry Chalk ... Sheriff Dave

Nicola Peltz ... Mackenzie

Zak Santiago ... Fireworks Guy

David Lewis ... Ted

Daniel Bacon ... Ed
Ken Kramer ... Mr. Murray

Jill Morrison ... Gail

Alf Humphreys ... Hardware Store Employee. (as Alfred E. Humphreys)

Brenda Crichlow ... News Reporter #1 (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Jill Krop ... Reporter #2

Agam Darshi ... News Producer

David Stuart ... Oblivious Dad

Quinn Lord ... Santa Kid
Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Main Street Passerby #1

Fulvio Cecere ... Town Passerby

Eliza Norbury ... Mary in the Manger
Randi Lynne ... Caroler #1

Dan Joffre ... Caroler #2
Aurora Faulkner-Killam ... Caroler
Melissa Howell ... Caroler
Lori Johnson ... Caroler
David Shaw ... Caroler
Myles Wolfe ... Caroler

Ty Olsson ... Trucker
Stephen Holmes ... UPS Guy
Andrew Hedge ... City Employee

Cory Monteith ... Madison's Date
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Aaron Craven ... Businessman Dad (uncredited)
Blair Gorrell ... Carnival Fan (uncredited)
Rachel Lana Li ... Spectator (uncredited)

Lochlyn Munro ... Ted (uncredited)

Kal Penn ... Amit Sayid - Satellite Computer Tech (uncredited)

Caroline Redekopp ... Mackenzie's Mother (uncredited)
Arden Rhine ... Background Performer (uncredited)

Calum Worthy ... Boy On Bike (uncredited)

Directed by
John Whitesell 
Writing credits
Matt Corman (written by) &
Chris Ord (written by) and
Don Rhymer (written by)

Produced by
Michael Costigan .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Jeremiah Samuels .... executive producer
John Whitesell .... producer
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Donna DeSeta 
Richard Hicks 
Coreen Mayrs 
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Bill Brzeski 
Art Direction by
Dan Hermansen 
Set Decoration by
Tedd Kuchera 
Costume Design by
Carol Ramsey 
Makeup Department
Anji Bemben .... hair stylist
Emanuela Daus .... first assistant makeup artist
Linda Jones .... assistant hair stylist
Lisa Love .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Jeremiah Samuels .... unit production manager
Wendy Williams .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Croughwell .... second unit director
Brent Crowell .... first assistant director: second unit
Kathy Houghton .... second assistant director
Michael Neumann .... first assistant director
Rhonda Taylor .... key third assistant director
Art Department
Aaron Alexander .... props
Martine Bilodeau .... scenic painter
Martin P. Blaine .... lead carpenter
Joseph Cairns .... set designer
Scott Calderwood .... set buyer
Maureen Carey .... construction buyer
Janice Lynn Coats .... scenic carpenter
Jean-Paul Costaz .... paint coordinator
Juliane Crump .... art assistant
James Dickson .... art department
Tony Durke .... set dresser
Nancy Ford .... assistant art director
Doug Girling .... set designer
Andrew Glavina .... signwriter
Paul Goodwin .... set dresser
David Hadaway .... set designer
Geoff Hilliard .... carpenter
Adrian Hrytzak .... art department coordinator
Adrian Hrytzak .... graphic designer
Brad Jansen .... sign painter
Robert Leader .... Christmas light designer
Janis Lee .... scenic artist
Peter Lieshout .... scenic painter
Keli Manson .... graphic designer
Victor James Martinez .... conceptual designer
Marta McLaughlin .... assistant property master
Wayne McLaughlin .... property master
Dale Menzies .... lead carpenter
Darren Moore .... lead greensperson
Vicky Peters .... assistant art director
Hamish Purdy .... assistant set decorator
Brieann Rich .... construction medic
Daniel Scarcello .... sculptor
Brian Shell .... construction coordinator
Andrew Smith .... set dresser
Adam Tankell .... graphics pre vis
Rena Van Steele .... stand by painter
Sound Department
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound effects editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer
Kevin Globerman .... digital recordist
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Devin Johnson .... apprentice sound editor
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Val Kuklowsky .... dialogue editor
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Angelo Palazzo .... sound effects editor
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer
Miguel Rivera .... foley supervisor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Brad Sokol .... first assistant sound editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... adr supervisor
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Darryl Anka .... miniatures
Douglas W. Beard .... special effects assistant
Chris Bignell .... special effects technician
Dave Dunaway .... special effects foreman
Chris Flemington .... on set special effects supervisor
Chris Hatchwell .... special effects assistant
Ian Korver .... special effects assistant
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects coordinator
Randy Parks .... special effects technician
Vance Vegas Salvalaggio .... special effects technician
Dale Shippam .... special effects technician
Chris Sturges .... special effects supervisor
Scott R. Treliving .... special effects best
Robert Yeager .... special effects snow foreman
Visual Effects by
Tim Angulo .... director of photography: visual effects unit
Greg M. Boettcher .... visual effects
Victor DiMichina .... digital imaging supervisor
Richard Ewan .... model painter
Thomas F. Ford IV .... visual effects producer: New Regency/Twentieth Century Fox
Shannon Blake Gans .... visual effects executive producer: New Deal Studios Inc
Jim Gorman .... digital compositor
Matthew Gratzner .... visual effects supervisor: New Deal Studios, Inc.
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
James David Hattin .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Lubo Hristov .... visual effects: Christov Effects and Design
Bob Hurrie .... visual effects producer: Cinema Production Services
Christopher Johnson .... visual effects: Cinema Production Services
John Joyce .... visual effects coordinator: Cinema Production Services
Michael Joyce .... visual effects supervisor: Cinema Production Services
Bonnie Kanner .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Magic
Taryn P. Kelly .... model/miniature coordinator: New Deal Studios
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
John R. McConnell .... 2D Compositor: Pixel Magic
Dennis McHugh .... visual effects director of photography: Cinema Production Services
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Jennifer Middleton .... model maker: New Deal Studios Inc
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration
Jim O'Hagan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Reid Paul .... senior digital effects supervisor
Reid Paul .... visual effects producer
David Sanger .... visual effects producer: New Deal Studios
Neal Sopata .... digital artist
John K. Stirber .... visual effects: Cinema Production Services
Ken Swenson .... visual effects: Cinema Production Services
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Pacific Title
Juan Carlos Vargas .... digital effects artist (as Juan Vargas)
Adam Walls .... visual effects: Cinema Production Services
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor
Ryan Zuttermeister .... visual effects coordinator: Lola Visual Effects
Enrico Altmann .... model maker (uncredited)
Randy Bosh .... digital archivist: New Deal Studios (uncredited)
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects (uncredited)
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: Lola VFX (uncredited)
Nick Allen .... stunts
Krista Bell .... stunts
Celia Bond .... stunt double
Simon Burnett .... stunt double
Dean Choe .... stunts
Brent Connolly .... stunts
Chad Cosgrave .... stunts
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator
Duane Dickinson .... stunts
Ali Dunn .... stunts
Austin Dunn .... stunts
Connor Dunn .... stunt double (as Connor Crash Dunn)
Jim Dunn .... stunts (as Jim R. Dunn)
Caroline Field .... stunts (as Carolyn Field)
Chris Geisler .... stunt rigger
Tom Glass .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunts
Greg Hanson .... stunts
Yvette Jackson .... stunt double
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts
Jon Kralt .... stunts
Aieisha Li .... stunt performer
Tony Morelli .... stunts
Gaston Morrison .... stunts
Michael Munoz .... stunt double: Danny Devito
Jennifer Mylrea .... stunt double: Gillian Vigman
Gerald Paetz .... stunts
Quentin Schneider .... stunts
Clay Virtue .... stunt double
Danny Virtue .... stunt coordinator: Canada
Marshall Virtue .... stunts
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunt double: Fred Armisen
Brent Connolly .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Bennett .... key grip
Cliff Cenerini .... dolly grip
Chris Cristobal .... grip
Dave Dibdin .... b dolly grip
Brent Gies .... best boy rigger
Doane Gregory .... still photographer
Jeff Grimshire .... rigging grip
Tyler Guenther .... rigging grip
Rod Haney .... rigging grip
Christopher Harvey .... rigging grip
Gaetan Jalbert .... rigging gaffer
Nina Jones .... lighting technician
Josh Lovig .... rigging grip
Jason McKinnon .... lighting designer
Stephen J. McKnight .... additional first assistant camera
Saubrie Mohamed .... assistant chief lighting technician
Zane Mohamed .... lighting technician
Bill Molnar .... grip
Craig Nix .... crane operator: Technocrane
Brandi Rose Pagani .... assistant camera (2006)
Rob Parisien .... digital video assist operator
Dylan Paul .... balloon light technician
Peter Ronan .... electrician
Kris Tobiasson .... lighting technician
Roger Vernon .... director of photography: second unit
Roger Wells .... rigging best boy
Trevor Wiens .... second assistant camera
Michael Woolaway .... effects gaffer
Jay W. Yowler .... gaffer
Animation Department
Corey Bramall .... digital artist
Casting Department
Stephanie Boeke .... extras casting
Andrea Brown .... extras casting director
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Kate Hubbell .... casting associate
Matthew Lessall .... casting executive
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Peter Mulholland .... extras casting assistant
Jeremy Rich .... casting associate
Trica Thompson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Aboitiz .... costume supervisor
Alison Fraser .... costumer (as Alison Penhall)
Jennifer Grossman .... costume coordinator
Jaclyn Tamizato .... costume production assistant: los angeles
Lizz Wolf .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Thomas Calderon .... assistant editor
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Jim Passon .... color timer
Jonathan Schwartz .... assistant editor
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate producer
Mathieu Reid .... color timer (uncredited)
Leroy Wolf .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Mike Flicker .... supervising music editor
Matt Friedman .... music editor
J.J. George .... supervising music editor
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Greg Hamilton .... additional music preparer
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Patrick Houlihan .... music supervisor
Steve Kempster .... score mixer
Ernest Lee .... digital music engineer
Bryon Rickerson .... music editor
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor (as Steven Saltzman)
Raymond Schnurr .... music preparation
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Scott McRae .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Teresa Haney .... transportation coordinator
Larry Tardif .... driver: cast
Other crew
Murray Barker .... production assistant
Paul Becker .... choreographer: Canada
Jackie Bissley .... unit publicist
Loudin Bubley .... production assistant
Jane Bulmer .... assistant: Arnon Milchan
Jennifer Bydwell .... clearances and product placement
Jeff Chan .... production assistant
Jeffrey Chan .... production assistant
Errin Clutton .... assistant to producer
Brad Combs .... assistant: Arnon Milchan (as Michael Bradley Combs)
Cary Cooper .... scorpio head technician
Nadine Cusworth .... production assistant
Paul O. Davis .... assistant: Jeremiah Samuels (as Paul Davis)
Hanelize de Beer .... office production assistant
Michael DeSantis .... financial controller
Amanda Dragon .... assistant: Danny DeVito
Pat Foster .... production coordinator
Patricia Foster .... production coordinator
Tracey Gardhouse .... animal trainer
Tony Gonzalez .... choreographer
Kerry Hansen .... horse wrangler
Melanie Hansen .... assistant: Matthew Broderick (as Mel Hansen)
Michelle Harris .... trainee assistant location manager
Kimball Jansma .... second assistant production coordinator
Jina Johnson .... assistant location manager
Marten Kayle .... production staff
Maya Kazan .... production assistant
Doug Kerr .... production assistant
Kelly Kiernan .... production executive
Susan Lambie .... script supervisor
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Craig J. Lane .... first assistant production coordinator
Michael J. LeGresley .... assistant location manager: second unit
Willan Leung .... production assistant
Grant Lutz .... production assistant
Zack Mazerolle .... production assistant
Robert Milicevic .... set security
Shaun Moskie .... key production assistant
Phil Parks .... unit publicist
Holly Pinder .... key production assistant
Maresa Pullman .... assistant: Michael Costigan
Andrew Rhymer .... production assistant
Nicholas Rich .... key set medic
Melena Rounis .... assistant choreographer
Connie Rusgen .... animal trainer
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Scott Schaffer .... consultant: product placement
Linda Sheehy-Brownstein .... production coordinator
Michelle Stevens .... production accountant: USA
Conrad Sylvia .... production assistant
Kelly Young .... assistant: John Whitesell (as Kelly E. Young)
Rey Astronomo .... computer/video playback coordinator (uncredited)
Terence Chase .... security (uncredited)
Beverly Jusi .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Elisha Schaff .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated PG for some crude and suggestive humor, and for language
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In a 22 November 2006 interview on ABC's "Live with Kelly and Michael" (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 »
Continuity: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Deck the Halls: Bloopers (2007) (V)See more »
Jingle BellsSee more »


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43 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
I found more heart in Scarface, 25 November 2006
Author: JR . from Canada

We have reached that time of year again. Every year, or every couple of years, we have a fake Christmas comedy that comes out just for the sake of making money, with no heart. In 2004 we had Christmas with the Kranks which is one of the worst reviewed movies ever, but god help me but I found enjoyment in that film, believe it or not. I am known as Mr. Christmas, I love the holiday itself and I love its movies, most of them always bring me joy, my favourite one being The Polar Express. Now, I try to find joy in most holiday themed movies I watch, but when filmmakers have sunk to such low levels Deck the Halls, it's hard to melt the cold hard plastic that it is. But honestly, how could we have expected a classic from the man who brought us such great films as "Big Momma's House 2", and the unforgettable "Malibu's Most Wanted"? I sound very angry, but you know what, enough is enough. What happened to filmmakers putting heart into a Christmas movie, or any movie for that matter? What happened to being excited for such Christmas classics as Elf, The Santa Clause, A Christmas Story, It's A Wonderful Life, Home Alone, or The Polar Express. Movies were the story, and the message matter was heart and holiday joy. I'm sick of studios making these "Christmas" movies that are just released for the simple fact that is money, these films show what Christmas has truly become, all about the presents. This film may have had no promise and, and I may have had no expectations for it, but to sink as low as this, and to have such a fake and cold-hearted movie, is just sad and disturbing. Box-office poison, Matthew Broderick strikes again with yet another box-office poison machine, Danny DeVito. Never have I seen a movie with such a cast of actors I hate.

I mean, at least Christmas with the Kranks had Tim Allen & Jamie Lee Curtis who are normally two very funny people, to bring some joy to it. In Deck the Halls we receive Danny DeVito, who just makes your skin crawl, and who is always stuck in movies with hot wives, what is that about? Then there's Matthew Broderick who hasn't delivered a classic or hit since who knows how long, it's been a long while since his fantastic work in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Election, two classics. Then adding to that for female contribution there's nails on chalk board voices Kristen Chenoweth and Kristen Davis, although Chenoweth at moments is funny in this rather forgettable comedy. DeVito and Broderick have as much chemistry as an apple and a plate, enough said. My main beef with the movie however, is something Kranks actually had, a message and an ending to it where all the garbage comes together and you actually, cared. Here we have just scenes put together called a movie, and ending that comes from no where but cliché-land. It doesn't even strive for something original, it's just here, put some "heart" into it. I found more heart in Scarface.

We have come to the age where the story doesn't matter to this films, you slap a Christmas theme on it, and there you have a holiday hit. I mean, at least the recently released The Santa Clause 3 had a message and heart, this has nothing. I mean, it's about a man wanting to have his house seen from space, compensating for something much? Broderick's character doesn't even have a fight, if you know what I mean. They could've competed for the brightest house, that would have been more interesting, but no, we have to see him get slammed with Camel snot, put into its dung, and worst of all Danny DeVito make out with Chenoweth. It sounds as nasty as it is, I pray for her to make a full recovery. The house being lit with half a million lights is incredibly clichéd, and very annoying to the eyes. I remember when I had retinas, it's blinding to say the least. The ending again to this film without giving anything away, is so fake and cold, and so heartless, I was honestly in shock at how it comes together. In the future, I pray for someone in Hollywood to come up with an original, heartfelt holiday movie.

Bottom Line:

As cold and heartless as the light bulbs surrounding the house.

Review written by Jordan Appugliesi for

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