The Perfect Holiday (2007)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  12 December 2007 (USA)
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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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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.

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  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Performed by The DDJP Duo
Written by Drew DeAscentis and Jean-Paul DiFranco
Courtesy of Drew DeAscentis Music and City Island Music
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Great movie for the family.
21 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was a great movie. Was it predictable? Yes all family movies are. It's wasn't a mystery or action flick. But it was very good. Morris Chestnut was good. There was just enough comic relief to make some parts funny. I liked the way they really focused on the older son's dislike of the "new guy" in his mother's life. The supporting cast members were very good. Lots of stars with little roles that made me laugh. They showed a lot of depth in the characters. Queen Latifah, Katt Williams, among others were great! If you are looking for a nice wholesome feel good movie. This is the one for you! Not Oscar worthy but definitely a good DVD Christmas movie.

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