Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Director:

Tristram Shapeero

Writer:

Phil Johnston (as Michael Brown)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McHale ... Boyd Mitchler
Lauren Graham ... Luann Mitchler
Clark Duke ... Nelson Mitchler
Oliver Platt ... Hobo Santa
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Shauna Weinke
Tim Heidecker ... Dave Weinke
Candice Bergen ... Donna Mitchler
Robin Williams ... Virgil Mitchler
Pierce Gagnon ... Douglas Mitchler
Bebe Wood ... Vera Mitchler
Ryan Lee ... Rance Weinke
Amara Miller ... Pam Weinke
Mark Proksch ... Trooper Zblocki
Jeffrey Tambor ... Snow Globe Snowman (voice)
Amir Arison ... Farhad
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Storyline

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Spend it with the ones you loathe

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG- 13 for language and crude humor throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first of three movies released after the death of star Robin Williams. See more »

Goofs

Before he breaks the glass on his door, there is a flashback to his keys in his car. It shows a Schlage style key, yet when Robin Williams picks up the spare key it is a Kwik-Set style key...two very different keys. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits, the 2 singing men in the truck make another appearance See more »

Connections

References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Patches
Written by Ron Dunbar (as Ronald Dunbar), General N. Johnson
Performed by Clarence Carter
Courtesy of Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of Gold Forever Music, Inc. and Cleopatra Records, Inc.
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It's Okay
30 April 2021 | by Dog-RiverSee all my reviews

It's an alright Christmas movie. There's flaws, but there are some funny scenes. While I like the actors, the script needed some tweaking. It's not a movie I'd want to watch again and not a movie I'd recommend, but if there's nothing else to watch, it's not terrible.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dari

Release Date:

22 November 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Merry Friggin' Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sycamore Pictures See more »
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Color
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