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This Christmas (2007)

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

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In Los Angeles, Shirley Ann Whitfield, affectionately called Ma'Dere, is the matriarch of the Whitfield family, she with six children: San Francisco residing wife and mother Lisa who feels the need to act as the responsible one in managing her extended family's welfare, as such sacrificing her own wants in the process; traveling jazz musician Quentin Jr. who the family has not seen in four years; Claude the marine; New York ad exec Kelli who admits she is the selfish one; college student Mel; and Michael (called Baby) who still lives at home while figuring out what he wants to do with his life. Ma'Dere has lived in the family home for a few years now with Joe Black, a church deacon, with Ma'Dere's husband/the children's father, Quentin Whitfield Sr., long having left the family to pursue a life as a jazz musician. Because of the pain associated for Ma'Dere, Sr.'s piano sits in the garage untouched. Quentin, being a chip off the old paternal block, is the most disconnected from the ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You can't exchange family.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Brown and Idris Elba worked together again three years later in Takers (2010). See more »

Goofs

In the opening dinner scene, Melanie's boyfriend Devean reveals that he is a pre-law major at Morehouse College. No such major exists at that institution. See more »

Quotes

Shirley Ann 'MaDere' Whitfield: [Noticing Sandi] Who is this?
Lisa Moore: That's your daughter-in-law.
Kelli Whitfield: Um, this is not funny.
Lisa Moore: No, it's not, but I'm going to keep drinking until it is.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' around the Christmas Tree
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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This Christmas is about a family on Christmas
27 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Christmas is a very good movie.I didn't think it was going to be good cause Chris Brown in not a actor he is a singer and usually singers don't make good actors.Laruan London is a very good actor she played her part very well.This is a movie that the whole family can watch together and love it.This move symbolizes what a everyday family goes through on holidays.I would recommend this movie to other people if they haven't seen it yet,and they wont be disappointed when they watch it.They need 2 make a second movie to so how the family is with them find out that there brother is marring a white women and having a baby by her.


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