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Metascore

Based on 22 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
67
Why throw in a bizarre device involving Queen Latifah as a narrating angel and a creepy, sallow Terrence Howard as her adversary? Their A-list names may be a draw, but it's too bad no one thought the endearing performances in this charming (if cliché) family romance would be enough.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
There's not much original about the film, but it's played with high spirits and good cheer, there are lots of musical interludes, and it's pitched straight at families.
50
May be far from perfect, but the big question is why you're sitting in a movie theater watching it instead of cuddling up at home with the remote in one hand and a steaming toddy in the other.
50
Chicago Tribune
Strives to be nothing more than easygoing and heartwarming.
50
Premiere
An inoffensive piece of seasonal movie-muzak.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
If "This Christmas" served up a crowd-pleasing portion of yuletide "Soul Food," then The Perfect Holiday offers dried-out leftovers.
38
If you're really hoping for a perfect holiday, steer clear of this stale fruitcake of a comedy.
38
For a family-friendly holiday comedy, it's still coarse, formulaic and occasionally just plain weird.
25
Sappy script. Cheesy supernaturalism. Tired satire.
25
Most of the comedy comes from dull situations like a fat guy trying to put on a fat suit for no reason.
12
Miami Herald
A lot like getting socks for Christmas: Better than finding coal in your stocking but not exactly as thrilling as unwrapping a big-screen HDTV.

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