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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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Police Sergeant
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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 to 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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Budget:

$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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Trivia

Morris Chestnut and Terrence Howard also starred together in The Best Man (1999) and its sequel The Best Man Holiday (2013). See more »

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 »

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Jingle Bells
Performed by Kris & The Kringles
Trad. Arranged by Evan Olson
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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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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