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Deck the Halls (2006)

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Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

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John Whitesell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny DeVito ... Buddy Hall
Matthew Broderick ... Steve Finch
Kristin Davis ... Kelly Finch
Kristin Chenoweth ... Tia Hall
Alia Shawkat ... Madison Finch
Dylan Blue ... Carter Finch
Kelly Aldridge Kelly Aldridge ... Ashley Hall
Sabrina Aldridge Sabrina Aldridge ... Emily Hall
Jorge Garcia ... Wallace
Fred Armisen ... Gustave
Gillian Vigman ... Gerta
Ryan Devlin ... Bob Murray
Sean O'Bryan ... Mayor Young
SuChin Pak ... Herself
Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Ryor
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Storyline

Optometrist Steve Finch loves those Christmas traditions he has set up with his family and his town. As such, he has a schedule of activities for his family starting on December 1st, and is the official unofficial consultant for anything Christmas related in his town of Cloverdale, Massachusetts. During the Christmas season, the Halls move in to the house across the street from the Finch's. The Halls in general are different in outlook and temperament than the Finches. Unlike Steve, Buddy Hall scams his way through life and never follows through with anything he starts. While Kelly Finch and Tia Hall - Steve's wife and Buddy's wife respectively - and their children begin friendships based largely on those differences, Steve and Buddy butt heads based on those differences. It begins with Buddy striving to have his house seen from outer space by decorating it as lavishly and brightly as possible. One of the results of Buddy's task his that he becomes the new go to guy for anything ... Written by Huggo

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The battle of the bulbs begins November 22nd. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude and suggestive humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Lit Up See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,001,256, 24 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,092,918, 4 February 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Buddy Hall's NHL Detroit Red Wing hockey jersey he's wearing during the skate race is Brendan Shanahan's #14. See more »

Goofs

Steve in the runaway sleigh slides across a frozen pond and then falls through the ice. He does so just a few feet away from a man ice fishing on that same lake with a small lodge, which would weigh nearly as much as the sleigh. However, the lodge hasn't just scraped the ice with sleigh runners, which would cut through the ice. The lodge would have been there for a while and the ice would have formed under it and be thicker. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Hall: I want my house to be seen from space!
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Connections

Referenced in Deck the Halls: Bloopers (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Up on the Housetop
Written by Benjamin Russell Hanby (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arranged and Performed by George S. Clinton
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loved the movie!
18 December 2006 | by lbltewSee all my reviews

I have to say that I really enjoyed this movie. I went with a friend and we laughed hysterically during many of the scenes. I am not a big "fan" of any of the actors, but I thought it was great. There were so many funny one liners that I couldn't help but laugh! (Looks like you are smuggling some chicken nuggets in that outfit...) I liked it so much, that my husband and I have plans to see it this week! Not all movies have to have a perfect story line behind it in order for others to be able to enjoy them. It actually reminded me of people I know who do get too caught up in Christmas! We all need to slow down and spend time with family and friends. *Lighten up and just l-a-u-g-h!


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