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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 (as Charlie Murphy)
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Robin
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Clerk (as Pedro Kim)
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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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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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References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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Remembering Christmas
Performed by Ali Woodson
Written by Warren Boutros, Douglas Black and Jay Weisman
Courtesy of Diana Williamson
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More artificial than than most Christmas trees
5 January 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Queen Latifah vanity project (she produced) story of a single mom with three kids looking to find a life beyond her kids and ends up with a guy playing Santa.

Manufactured "feel good" flick with Latifah in a Greek chorus/on screen narrator role. Its not bad as such but awfully artificial in a way that is more ideal than real. take for example the opening bit of the guy chasing the money down the street, its a cutesy idea that is too artificial to illicit any reaction other than "Oh Please". Actually that kind of sums up the whole movie "oh please". This is holiday "goodness" so plastic as to squeeze all of the life out of it.

If you must see this wait for it to show up on cable where you won't have to pay ten bucks a head for something you can't get away from by changing the channel


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