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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:
Delroy Lindo ... Joseph Black
Idris Elba ... Quentin Whitfield
Loretta Devine ... Ma'Dere Whitfield
Chris Brown ... Michael 'Baby' Whitfield
Keith Robinson ... Devean Brooks
Laz Alonso ... Malcolm Moore
Columbus Short ... Claude Whitfield
Sharon Leal ... Kelli Whitfield
Lauren London ... Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield
Lupe Ontiveros ... Rosie
Jessica Stroup ... Sandi
Mekhi Phifer ... Gerald
Regina King ... Lisa Moore
David Banner ... Mo
Ricky Harris ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acasă de Crăciun See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Columbus Short, Laz Alonzo and Chris Brown also appeared in Stomp The Yard (2007) together. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first kitchen scenes, Baby's camera keeps appearing and disappearing from around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Shirley Ann 'MaDere' Whitfield: [Noticing Sandi] Who is this?
Lisa Moore: That's your daughter-in-law.
Kelli Whitfield: Um, this is not funny.
Lisa Moore: No, it's not, but I'm going to keep drinking until it is.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Santa Baby
Written by Joan Javits, Philip Springer (as Phil Springer) and Tony Springer
Produced by Jeeve and Travis Landon House
Performed by Lina
Lina appears courtesy of Moodstar Recordings
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A movie that is worth watching over and over
30 November 2009 | by danceability-1See all my reviews

A movie that is worth watching over and over I went to see this movie twice last year! it was sooooo good! I had a feeling that they were going have it come out on DVD around the holidays this year, which is good to watch wit the family for the holiday season! its a lot of laughs and some tears! very good movie!

The movie is more than just excellent. It has an all star cast that not only delivers the story they live and are the entire story. This is already a classic in our home where it is watched on a regular basis. I love the growth of the entore family as they lived, loved, and fought around the holiday. Wow it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Chris Brown, Regina King, Columbus Short, Nia Long, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Laz Alonso, Sharon Leal, Lauren London, Keith Robinson, Loretta Devine

danceability-1, Amsterdam Holland


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