Christmas in Compton (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  9 November 2012 (USA)
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Big Earl, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, California runs into some trouble when his son Derrick crosses the line to prove to his father that he is a success.


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Alycia Bellamy ...
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Christopher Carroll ...
Luke Christopher ...
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Melanie Comarcho ...
Big Earl
Michael Duncan ...
Michael Duncan


BIG EARL, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, and a man with a big heart and a big vision, demands success from everyone around him. All kinds of trouble erupts the week before Christmas when his son, DERRICK, part-time music producer and part-time Christmas tree lot employee, crosses the line to prove to Big Earl that he is a success. The colorful characters that populate the tree lot cause additional complications for Derrick as he tries to solve his problems secretly. Things spiral out of Derrick's control, jeopardizing the survival of the lot, and more importantly, his relationship with his father. What Derrick needs is a miracle; a Christmas miracle in Compton Written by CIC

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Rated PG-13 for some rude humor and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »


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9 November 2012 (USA)  »

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One Bad Christmas!  »

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2.35 : 1
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Jingle Bells Jazz
Written and Performed by Earl Rose
Published by Amadeus Music Company (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Amadeus Music Company
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Christmas in Compton is a very funny movie with a meaningful message.
8 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

My experience in watching Christmas in Compton was one of having fun and at the same time feeling it was a subtle message of love and connection that came through to me. I am looking forward to the opportunity to have my grandchildren who are 12 and 15 to see this movie. I also thought from a technical point of view the movie was well put together and moved fast enough to continuously keep my interest.

The character Big Earl is especially appealing as he encompasses traditional American values of acceptance, loving and caring. The extended international family that gradually become established through out the movie is handled in a beautiful and humorous way. With all that's happening in the world today it was nice to sit through a movie dealing with current family issues that move from the head to the heart.

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