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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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J-Jizzy
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Robin
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Brenda
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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

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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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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 »

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Jamal: Hi, I'm Santa's Number One Elf!
Brenda: More like numbers one through ten...
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 15 December 2007 (2007) See more »

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Dizzy Miss Pizzy
Performed and Written by Jean-Paul DiFranco
Courtesy of City Island Music
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kid friendly Christmas movie
14 December 2008 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This movie was OK, probably the best thing I liked was the Perfect Christmas song in it. I'd like to hear that song on the radio. In this movie, Queen Latiefa plays the narrator role: maybe an angel since she uses a little magic. She introduces the story of a song writer Benjamin, whom is trying to get a dead with record star Jizzy. To make money in the mean time, he is a mall Santa. Next comes Jizzy's ex wife, Nancy, and her kids. The kids tell Santa, aka Ben, that their mom needs a complement. So, Ben takes it on himself to find a way to introduce himself. Nancy tries to track him down and two meet again and start dating. Nancy's oldest son John John dislikes Ben and plays pranks; however, Ben knows about them in advance because the other kids tell Santa what's going down. Eventually, Ben gets a call from Jizzy about liking the song he wrote and then he finds out Nancy is his ex, which leads to complications. But being a kid film, you know it will work out in the end.

FINAL VERDICT: Kids will probably enjoy this more. There's just not much to the plot.


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