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This Christmas (2007)

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A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

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A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

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You can't exchange family.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for comic sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Családi karácsony  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,958,183 (USA) (22 November 2007)

Gross:

$49,121,934 (USA) (4 January 2008)
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Trivia

Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title 'Another Gathering'. See more »

Goofs

On the beginning of the film, Quentin says he has no luggage. But in the scene where he is at the train station, he can be seen with bags of luggage. See more »

Quotes

Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield: So, technically, you slept with Santa?
Kelli Whitfield: Well, I didn't know he was Santa at the time... but technically, I guess I did.
Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield: Well, ho, ho, ho!
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Crazy Credits

The opening Screen Gems logo is bright red and covered in Christmas tree lights. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 November 2007 (2007) See more »

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Written by Ronald Bell, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Eumir Deodato,
Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Claydes Smith and J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Wonderful Christmas Surprise!
25 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is unfortunate the previews for this movie are so low profile. I didn't know what to expect and wasn't sure I wanted to see the move, but my 16 year old saw it on Black Friday and told me the movie was excellent. He's usually into movies like Live Free or Die Hard, hated Dream Girls and thought American Gangster was "just okay", so I HAD to see what had him so excited about THIS film. I must say, he was dead on with this one. This movie was EXCELLENT! The script was well written, the acting was SUPERB, and nothing was left out of this movie, which everyone, irrespective of race, can identify with in some way.

I wasn't sure if it would be appropriate for my 7 year old, but I did not find myself cringe once and say to myself "I wish she hadn't seen that." There was very minimal use of profanity (I think the "d" and "s" words were thrown around a few times) and no sex...although Regina King did a couple of scenes in her underwear.

I just can't say enough about the solid acting done in this movie. Delroy Lindo, Loretta Divine, Idris Elba and Regina King did stellar performances (I've never seen any of them NOT perform well) and EVERYONE did a great job. Chris Brown showed us he is more than a wonderful singer and dancer. I look forward to seeing him in more serious roles like this one. I believe he has a lot of potential to be a serious actor.

There are just not enough good things I can say about "This Christmas." You have to see it for yourself. One of the best gifts I gave myself this year.


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