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The Perfect Holiday (2007)

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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Benjamin
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Jamal
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J-Jizzy
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Robin
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Brenda
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John-John
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Mikey
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Emily
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Clerk (as Pedro Kim)
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Maintenance Man
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Storyline

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

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


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Rated PG for brief language and some suggestive humor | See all certifications »
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12 December 2007 (USA)  »

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Perfect Christmas  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

When Ben and Jamal are at their lockers after the second time Emily visits Santa, Jamal's toque keeps changing from pulled down to his ears to sitting on top of his head. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: Since when did my kids become the Jackson Five?
John-John: I ain't being Michael!
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References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

It Happened One Christmas
Performed by Lisa Frazier
Written, Produced and Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin and Gloria Sklerov
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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A good Christmas film!
30 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed to see this film getting a below average rating. Being quite a romantic man I have seen most of the Christmas romantic comedy such as 'Christmas in Boston', 'His and Her Christmas', 'Christmas do over', 'The Twelve days of Christmas Eve' etc and I am adamant that 'The Perfect Holiday' stands level with these and in some cases it's better. The story is simple and real to life and believable and the acting is excellent. Gabrielle Union is one of the best romantic comedy actresses around, probably the Afro American equivalent of Katherine Heigle. I just wish she got more starring roles, Gabrielle Union is a truly beautiful woman. I gladly give this film a seven out of ten, my only concern is what was the Queen Latifah and Terence Howard characters. Nevertheless I loved the film and I am watching it again as I write this review.


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