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The Family Holiday (2007)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Family | Video 4 December 2007
A romantic family comedy about what happens when a thirty-something lovable pool hustler who owes money to the mob stands to receive a ten million dollar inheritance if he can prove he's ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Anthony Tony Anthony ... Mailman
Andrea Bates Andrea Bates ... New Age Woman
Kevin Connell Kevin Connell ... Alton Pike
Dave Coulier ... Donald 'Doc' Holiday
Jamie Flanery Jamie Flanery ... Sidewalk Santa
Alexa Fischer ... Elizabeth Rogers
Terisa Greenan Terisa Greenan ... Isadora Brown
Alba Jeanne MacConnell Alba Jeanne MacConnell ... Mrs. Henderson
Mickey Mank Mickey Mank ... Mrs. Bennion
Marianne McGlouglin Marianne McGlouglin ... Eastern European Woman
Christina Pickles ... Mrs. Pendergast
Brian Russo Brian Russo ... Duke
Abigail Schornick Abigail Schornick ... Amanda
William Schultz ... Tim (as Brant Schultz)
Jerry Sciarrio Jerry Sciarrio ... Bernard Howland


A romantic family comedy about what happens when a thirty-something lovable pool hustler who owes money to the mob stands to receive a ten million dollar inheritance if he can prove he's forsaken his street days and settled down with a family. Dave Coulier stars. (2007)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

con man | christmas | See All (2) »


A Dog. Two Kids. A Nanny & Loveable Con Man Unwrap The True Meaning of Christmas.


Comedy | Family


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

4 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family Holiday See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dave Coulier is best known for his role on TV's "Full House", and the film features several references and allusions to that show. There is the theme of a mother being killed by a drunk driver, the use of the word 'capisce', his character being the son of a military man, and Coulier's Cowardly Lion impression, among other things. See more »


When Elizabeth and Doc are discussing their situation it's supposed to be late at night. However, the windows are showing bright sunlight. See more »

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Another nice family flick for the Holidays, has some spiritual overtones, too
11 January 2012 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

"Doc" Holliday (Dave Coulier) is a two-bit conman, eking out a living by fooling others. The Doc, in a booster jacket, goes door to door, asking folks to contribute funds for the little league team that doesn't exist. So far, he has gotten away with it. Out of the blue, Doc is summoned to a lawyer's office. He, Doc, will inherit a lovely house from a deceased relative but only on the condition that he is married with kids. Thinking quickly, Doc declares that he is. What a whopper! Luckily for him, however, an orphaned brother and sister have run away from a foster home, knowing they were about to be split apart. Doc, finding them around the corner, invites them to stay with him and play the "pretend family" game. The children are smart enough to demand monetary compensation! Now, they need a mother, so Doc hires a nice nanny, Elizabeth (Alexa Fisher) to look after the kids while he goes to his new "fake" job at an insurance company. All too soon, Children's Services are looking for the children while the lawyer sends folks to obverve the family's routines. Also, Elizabeth uncovers the truth, too, but decides to stay, for various reasons. Can these pretenders fool everyone? This fine family flick has an engaging cast, humor, sweetness, spirituality, and fine Holiday lessons for the entire family. Almost everyone will get a laugh and a sigh from the doings here. Also nice is the lovely house where a good deal of the action takes place. If you are parents seeking another movie for crowd control as the excitement of the Holidays approach, this is a darn good choice.

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