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The Perfect Holiday (2007)

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A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clerk (as Pedro Kim)
Maintenance Man
Police Sergeant
John 'B.J.' Bryant ...
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Laughter, love and just a hint of magic make for 'The Perfect Holiday', a fun-filled comedy starring Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams, Faizon Love, Terrence Howard and Queen Latifah. All Nancy Taylor(Union) wants for Christmas is to meet a nice man. So when her little girl shares her smitten wish with a Mall Santa, Benjamin Armstrong(Chestnut), he does his best o make her dreams come true in this delightful family treat for the whole family to enjoy! Written by Third Millenium Entertainment Australia

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This Christmas, the perfect man just happens to be Santa.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

12 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perfect Christmas  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,283,360 (USA) (14 December 2007)


$5,809,663 (USA) (1 February 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Johnny Rocket that's shown in the movie is located on a street with a sidewalk showing the outside. When the two gentleman are then shown inside of Johnny Rocket's talking you can see from the traffic of people outside the window that this is obviously an indoor Johnny Rockets. See more »


Jamal: Hi, I'm Santa's Number One Elf!
Brenda: More like numbers one through ten...
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References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »


A Land Where No One Cares
Written by Brian New
Courtesy of Smashtrax Music LLC
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Couldv'e been better...I could see why all the bad re
16 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can witness why all the bad hovering reviews are floating around this film and I can see why everyone is so confused about that. This movie was OK could've been better but a little bit more peachier, Santa dies, the boy realizes that his mom won't be capable to get a new husband, and lots of crying. Could've gone better but in my opinion, it was alright. A young girl wants to get a new husband and suddenly, she and her brother realizes that they won't get the husband so he starts crying and Santa helps him rely on his crying to get through disappointing situations. It tells how he might get a new husband for them or not. This is an uplifting Christmas Spirit and very original but it's not really my fav. Could've been better...

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