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This Christmas (2007)

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A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joseph Black
... Quentin Whitfield
... Ma'Dere Whitfield
... Michael 'Baby' Whitfield
... Devean Brooks
... Malcolm Moore
... Claude Whitfield
... Kelli Whitfield
... Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield
... Rosie
... Sandi
... Gerald
... Lisa Moore
... Mo
... Cousin Fred
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, Shirley Ann Whitfield, affectionately called Ma'Dere, is the matriarch of the Whitfield family, she with six children: San Francisco residing wife and mother Lisa who feels the need to act as the responsible one in managing her extended family's welfare, as such sacrificing her own wants in the process; traveling jazz musician Quentin Jr. who the family has not seen in four years; Claude the marine; New York ad exec Kelli who admits she is the selfish one; college student Mel; and Michael (called Baby) who still lives at home while figuring out what he wants to do with his life. Ma'Dere has lived in the family home for a few years now with Joe Black, a church deacon, with Ma'Dere's husband/the children's father, Quentin Whitfield Sr., long having left the family to pursue a life as a jazz musician. Because of the pain associated for Ma'Dere, Sr.'s piano sits in the garage untouched. Quentin, being a chip off the old paternal block, is the most disconnected from the ... Written by Huggo

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You can't exchange family.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comic sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Családi karácsony  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,958,183, 24 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,121,934, 6 January 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While this film stars Delroy Lindo and Mekhi Phifer, it also serves as the executive producer debut for both actors. Lindo and Phifer also starred together in Spike Lee's movie "Clockers". See more »

Goofs

On the beginning of the film, Quentin says he has no luggage. But in the scene where he is at the train station, he can be seen with bags of luggage. See more »

Quotes

Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield: So, technically, you slept with Santa?
Kelli Whitfield: Well, I didn't know he was Santa at the time... but technically, I guess I did.
Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield: Well, ho, ho, ho!
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Crazy Credits

The opening Screen Gems logo is bright red and covered in Christmas tree lights. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

O Holy Night
English words by John Sullivan Dwight, French lyrics by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure (as Placide Cappeau) and music by Adolphe Adam
Produced and Arranged by Lou "Buster" Brown
Performed by Denetria Champ
DeNetria appears courtesy of JDI Records
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This Christmas is about a family on Christmas
27 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

This Christmas is a very good movie.I didn't think it was going to be good cause Chris Brown in not a actor he is a singer and usually singers don't make good actors.Laruan London is a very good actor she played her part very well.This is a movie that the whole family can watch together and love it.This move symbolizes what a everyday family goes through on holidays.I would recommend this movie to other people if they haven't seen it yet,and they wont be disappointed when they watch it.They need 2 make a second movie to so how the family is with them find out that there brother is marring a white women and having a baby by her.


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