IMDb > The Perfect Holiday (2007)
The Perfect Holiday
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Perfect Holiday (2007) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 28 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
The Perfect Holiday -- Laughter, love and a just a hint of magic make for THE PERFECT HOLIDAY a fun-filled comedy romance 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 Mommy's wish with smitten shopping mall Santa, Benjamin Armstrong (Chestnut),..
The Perfect Holiday -- The Perfect Holiday - Trailer

Overview

User Rating:
4.3/10   2,436 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 17% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers (WGA):
Lance Rivera (written by) &
Marc Calixte (written by) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Perfect Holiday on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
12 December 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This Christmas, the perfect man just happens to be Santa.
Plot:
A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Bland, harmless Christmas time-waster... See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Morris Chestnut ... Benjamin

Gabrielle Union ... Nancy

Faizon Love ... Jamal

Charlie Murphy ... J-Jizzy

Katt Williams ... Delicious

Jill Marie Jones ... Robin

Rachel True ... Brenda

Malik Hammond ... John-John
Jeremy Gumbs ... Mikey

Khail Bryant ... Emily

Peter Jae ... Clerk (as Pedro Kim)

David Anzuelo ... Maintenance Man

Frank Bonsangue ... Police Sergeant
John 'B.J.' Bryant ... Rottweiler
Paul Woodburn ... Driver

Modi ... Father in Line
Amber Joy Williams ... Five-Year-Old in Line

Ira Hawkins ... Judge

Conor Carroll ... Kid on Jamal's Lap

Reymond Wittman ... Kid on Santa's Lap

Brian Gilbert ... Kid with List
Victoria Pannell ... Sassy Girl on Street
Christopher Burns ... Man in Crowd

Lisa Datz ... Melody

Dylan Hartigan ... Nerdy Kid on Lap
Mary L. Narango ... Receptionist

Sandra 'Pepa' Denton ... V-Jay
Susan Barrett ... Woman in Crowd
Mike Elliott ... Mr. Sing-a-long
Evelyn Taucher ... Old Lady
Didi Gruenwald ... Annabella

Maria Ford ... Herself

Queen Latifah ... Mrs. Christmas

Terrence Howard ... Bah Humbug
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Farrer ... Mall Janitor (uncredited)

David Gunning ... Dinner Date (uncredited)
Christopher King ... Store Owner (uncredited)
Zoe Portanova ... Reindeer Girl (uncredited)

Melissa Silver ... Barmaid (uncredited)

Directed by
Lance Rivera 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lance Rivera (written by) &
Marc Calixte (written by) and
Nat Mauldin (written by) &
Jeff Stein (written by)

Produced by
B.T.B. .... executive producer
Otis Best .... associate producer
Shakim Compere .... producer
Leifur B. Dagfinnsson .... producer
Mike Elliott .... producer
Joseph P. Genier .... producer
Petra Hoebel .... line producer
Stevie 'Black' Lockett .... associate producer
Marvin Peart .... producer
Queen Latifah .... producer
Lance Rivera .... co-producer
Rodney Shealey .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
 
Cinematography by
Teodoro Maniaci (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Trejo 
 
Casting by
Leah Daniels 
 
Production Design by
Anne Stuhler 
 
Art Direction by
Randall Richards 
 
Set Decoration by
Amanda Carroll 
 
Costume Design by
Misa Hylton-Brim 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Astmann .... additional makeup artist
Kyndra Beaudoin .... key hair stylist: Gabrielle Union
Francesca Buccellato .... key makeup artist
Daisy Curbeon .... additional hair stylist
Alan Cutler .... assistant makeup artist
Robin Day .... key hair stylist
Christine Domaniecki .... additional makeup artist
Hildie Ginsberg .... makeup department head
Mitchell Hale .... additional hair stylist (as Mitch Hale)
Cassandra Keating .... additional makeup artist
Tina LaSpina .... additional makeup artist
Colleen Liddy .... additional hair stylist
Barbara Roman .... additional hair stylist
Susan Schectar .... additional hair stylist
Charlotte Scott .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Karen Gorodetzky .... production manager
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Ellen Pittleman .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Elliott .... second unit director
Mike Elliott .... second unit director
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Patrick D. Gibbons .... second assistant director (as Patrick Gibbons)
Kim Thompson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sally Bonython .... assistant property master
Robert Castillo .... scenic artist
Robert Castillo .... storyboard artist
Lou Charles .... set dresser
Pete Dancy .... set dresser
Peter DeCurtis .... lead man
Yolan Fisher .... property master
Dan Kajeckas .... scenic artist
James Klotsas .... on-set dresser
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... scenic charge
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
Niquan Riley .... set dresser
Maia Rose .... set dresser
Kyle Salvatore .... props
Billy Stearne .... set decoration foreman
Adriano Valle .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Dunnam .... assistant dialogue editor
Christopher Eakins .... adr supervisor
David Esparza .... supervising sound editor
David Hingorany .... sound mix engineer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
John Marquis .... dialogue editor
Daniel McIntosh .... sound mixer: additional photography
Trevor Metz .... foley cueing
Richard Murphy .... sound mixer
Paul Ordonez .... temp. sound recordist
Victoria Rose Sampson .... dialogue editor
Adam Sanchez .... utility sound
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Mandell Winter .... supervising sound editor
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Neil Ruddy .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects producer
Felix Xu .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Jared Burke .... co-stunt coordinator
Jeremy Sample .... stunt double
Jeremy Sample .... stunt double: Faizon Love
Derrick Simmons .... stunt double: Morris Chestnut
Derrick K. Simmons .... stunt double: Mikey
Anthony Vincent .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Arisohn .... additional electrician
David Benaroya .... grip
Manuel Billeter .... additional camera operator
Bob Calandro .... grip
Oliver Cary .... camera operator: "a" camera
Marshall Coles .... electrician
John Coots .... best boy electric
Matt Cross .... electrician
David Daniel .... camera operator: second unit
Cory Durst .... company grip
Philip Gleason .... video assist operator
Wesley Hodges .... additional camera loader
Milly Itzhak .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bernard James .... electrician
Ed Koza .... grip
Gareth Manwaring .... camera intern
Alexandra Matheson .... camera loader (as Alexandra Kanal)
Dave McAllister .... key grip
Nestor Medina .... electrician
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
Simeon Moore .... generator operator
Roy Nowlin .... electrician
Steve Peloquin .... best boy grip
Antonio Ponti .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Craig Pressgrove .... "a" camera first assistant
Brian Pryzpek .... gaffer
Rachael Saltzman .... electrician
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera
Ethan Wilhelm .... additional electrician
Darryl Wilson .... dolly grip
Ian Woolston-Smith .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Lori Eastside .... extras casting
Don Wongprapan .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorraine Coppin .... wardrobe supervisor
Shawnique Hill .... costumer
Estella Marie .... seamstress
Estella Marie .... set costumer
Jan Finnell .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rick J. Brown .... colorist: dailies (as Rick Brown)
Megan D'Arco .... assistant editor (as Megan Robb)
John Gilbert .... additional editor
Sandy Meade .... post-production
Christopher Wild Rogers .... digital intermediate producer
Lynne Whitlock .... additional editor
 
Location Management
Steve Faughnan .... location assistant
Trish Gray .... location scout
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager
Brendan O'Rourke .... assistant location manager
Willie Toubman .... assistant location manager
Christopher Williams .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Rossano Galante .... orchestrator
Frank Lindquist .... piano coach
Joel Martin .... piano coach (as Joel A. Martin)
Michael John Mollo .... score coordinator
Jeremy Sweet .... composer: additional music
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring mixer
Philip White .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Michael Fennimore .... transportation captain
Robert Foster Jr. .... driver
Gabe Turiello .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Peter Anders .... craft service
Monica Barraza .... production coordinator
Rebecca Bernard .... set intern
Eve Biddle .... production assistant
Frederick P. Bimbler .... legal counsel
LaWanda Black .... assistant: Queen Latifah
Eunice Choi .... assistant: Mr. Elliottt
Pierre M. Coleman .... production assistant
Stacie Blair Davis .... assistant: Mr. Elliottt
Anne Marie Dentici .... set production assistant
William Doll .... electronic press kit
Jodi Domanic .... script supervisor: additional (as Jodi Domanic-Riccio)
Vadim Epstein .... key production assistant
Alexander Etseyatse .... set intern
Jason Fesel .... set production assistant
Jonathan Gardner .... production assistant
Tena Golding .... assistant production coordinator
Patricia Harrington .... assistant: Mr. Genier
Mark Jean .... assistant: Mr. Peart
Tanya Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Rivera
Matthew Kreiner .... production secretary
Jennifer Markowitz .... accounting clerk
Greg Morton .... assistant: Mr. Dagfinnsson
Susan T. Parsons .... production coordinator
Kevin Pazmino .... production assistant: first team
Jean Pesce .... additional location scout
Matthew T. Price .... assistant: Mr. Elliott
Matthew Reedy .... production assistant
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician
Patti Small .... production accountant
Michelle Stella .... clearances and product placement
J.P. Summerskill .... payroll accountant
Sandy Tate .... assistant: Mr. Compere
Angelika Walaszczyk .... executive clearance specialist
Sharon Watt .... script supervisor
Kevin Wigfall .... assistant: Terrence Howard (as Kevin 'Webb' Wigfall)
Mia Amber Davis .... stand-in: Queen Latifah (uncredited)
Cohl Kenneth Klop .... voice-over (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Steven Gorelick .... special thanks
David W. Schoner Jr. .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated PG for brief language and some suggestive humor
Runtime:
USA:96 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Jamal:Hi, I'm Santa's Number One Elf!
Brenda:More like numbers one through ten...
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
It's Christmas Let's PartySee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Bland, harmless Christmas time-waster..., 17 December 2007
Author: marinbosley from United States

One thing you can say about The Perfect Holiday is that it's slightly less idiotic than most of the recent crop of holiday movies. It doesn't suffer from the same juvenile slapstick bits as Deck The Halls, Surviving Christmas, or Christmas With The Kranks. Furthermore, it's nice to see people of color getting a story they can call their own, while all of those other titles (forgettable as they may be) depict Christmas as something that exists entirely in a white-bread suburban world. It's a shame that this movie isn't more original. It's filled with talented actors, but the script is at the level of a TV sitcom holiday special. Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union do they best they can with their cookie-cutter parts, but the audience knows from Minute One exactly where the jokes are going.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (22 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Predictable, still enjoyable JuwanG
'African-American Movies' versus 'Caucasian Movies' bornahstar
Review by a black critic sleepdream_us
SANTA DIED!!! americangirl830
Does anyone have these 2 songs from the soundtrack? shellyfriendly2000
Trailer Music jnfrench
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Bad Santa Click Miracle on 34th Street Dreamgirls Love Actually
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.