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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.

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Lance Rivera
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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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 »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Clifton, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,283,360, 16 December 2007

Gross USA:

$5,812,781

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,812,781
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The conversation between Delicious (Katt Williams) & J. Jizzy (Charlie Murphy) about how to promote Benjamin (Morris Chestnut) was all improvised See more »

Goofs

The Johnny Rocket that's shown in the movie is located on a street with a sidewalk showing the outside. When the two gentleman are then shown inside of Johnny Rocket's talking you can see from the traffic of people outside the window that this is obviously an indoor Johnny Rockets. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: Since when did my kids become the Jackson Five?
John-John: I ain't being Michael!
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Soundtracks

My Gift to You (For This Christmas)
Performed by Mass Amigos
Written by Frantic & Mark Lord (as M. Lord)
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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A good Christmas film!
30 December 2010 | by mjarvis0See all my reviews

I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed to see this film getting a below average rating. Being quite a romantic man I have seen most of the Christmas romantic comedy such as 'Christmas in Boston', 'His and Her Christmas', 'Christmas do over', 'The Twelve days of Christmas Eve' etc and I am adamant that 'The Perfect Holiday' stands level with these and in some cases it's better. The story is simple and real to life and believable and the acting is excellent. Gabrielle Union is one of the best romantic comedy actresses around, probably the Afro American equivalent of Katherine Heigle. I just wish she got more starring roles, Gabrielle Union is a truly beautiful woman. I gladly give this film a seven out of ten, my only concern is what was the Queen Latifah and Terence Howard characters. Nevertheless I loved the film and I am watching it again as I write this review.


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