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The Perfect Holiday (2007)

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A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.


Lance Rivera
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Morris Chestnut ... Benjamin
Gabrielle Union ... Nancy
Faizon Love ... Jamal
Charlie Murphy ... J-Jizzy
Katt Williams ... Delicious
Jill Marie Jones ... Robin
Rachel True ... Brenda
Malik Hammond ... John-John
Jeremy Gumbs Jeremy Gumbs ... Mikey
Khail Bryant ... Emily
Peter Jae ... Clerk (as Pedro Kim)
David Anzuelo ... Maintenance Man
Frank Bonsangue ... Police Sergeant
John 'B.J.' Bryant John 'B.J.' Bryant ... Rottweiler
Paul Woodburn Paul Woodburn ... Driver


Laughter, love and just a hint of magic make for 'The Perfect Holiday', a fun-filled comedy starring Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams, Faizon Love, Terrence Howard and Queen Latifah. All Nancy Taylor(Union) wants for Christmas is to meet a nice man. So when her little girl shares her smitten wish with a Mall Santa, Benjamin Armstrong(Chestnut), he does his best to make her dreams come true in this delightful family treat for the whole family to enjoy! Written by Third Millenium Entertainment Australia

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This Christmas, the perfect man just happens to be Santa.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


The Perfect Christmas rapped by Charlie Murphy, was written by Dell Harris an independant DJ and songwriter. It was written on a menus while he was working at a Hot Dog and smoothie restaurant. See more »


When Ben and Jamal are at their lockers after the second time Emily visits Santa, Jamal's toque keeps changing from pulled down to his ears to sitting on top of his head. See more »


Jamal: Hi, I'm Santa's Number One Elf!
Brenda: More like numbers one through ten...
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Perfect Christmas
Performed by Charlie Murphy (as Charlie Murphy)
Written by Dell E. Harris, Melvin Hough and Rivelino Wouter
Courtesy of Melvin Hough
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User Reviews

A good movie to see with small children.
17 December 2007 | by justlikegrandmaSee all my reviews

My seven and ten year old daughters loved this movie. They laughed so hard I couldn't hear. For those of us who grew up watching "The Wonderful World of Disney," it was refreshing to see a clean movie. Keep in mind that this is not "The Cookout." I enjoyed watching Faizon Love return to a family orientated roll. Morris Chestnut did a great job as the man every single mom would love to know better. And of course, Gabrielle Union, is always a believable actress. As for Terrance Howard, everything he has done since "Living Single," has been gold. Although I love any and everything about Queen Latifah, I think she did a great job making a wonderful family movie.

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Release Date:

12 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Clifton, New Jersey, USA See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,283,360, 16 December 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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