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Battle of the Bulbs (2010)

Bob Wallace makes sure to go all out every year on Christmas decorations so that he can have the brightest and most festive house in his neighborhood. This year, he notices that his new ... See full summary »

Director:

Harvey Frost (as F. Harvey Frost)

Writer:

W. Paul Thompson (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Stern ... Bob Wallace
Matt Frewer ... Stu Jones
Allison Hossack ... Mindy Wallace
Teryl Rothery ... Mary Jones
Emily Tennant ... Susie Wallace
William Edward ... Chip Jones (as William Hutchinson)
Tim Henry ... Mr. Sutton
Ryan Grantham Ryan Grantham ... Tim Wallace
Maxine Miller ... Lesley McKane
Luis Javier Luis Javier ... Joe
Jorge Vargas ... Raymond (as Jorgito Jarvis Jr.)
C. Ernst Harth ... Walter Duncan
Morgan Brayton ... Helen Duncan
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Fire Marshall
Ellie Harvie ... Doris
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Bob Wallace makes sure to go all out every year on Christmas decorations so that he can have the brightest and most festive house in his neighborhood. This year, he notices that his new neighbor has put up an even brighter and more lavish display. The fight is on when they declare war for the best Christmas decoration display in the neighborhood. Stars Daniel Stern and Matt Frewer. Written by Anonymous

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Let the Games Begin! (Australian DVD)

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Comedy | Family

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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The Wallaces' address is 23408 Honeyview Lane, Richmond, California. See more »

Goofs

When Stu tries to investigate Bob's garage, Bob is sent out by his wife to check on the sounds. As Bob goes out, the clock on the wall shows a time of 00:20, but when he gets back in the time on the same clock is 00:15. See more »

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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Traditional
Sung onscreen by Morgan Brayton & C. Ernst Harth
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Till the Last String is Hung
19 December 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Matt Frewer and Ryan Grantham were childhood friends until they fell out over a competition in high school. Now, many years later, they find themselves neighbors and in a fresh competition over who will win the town's Christmas decoration competition with the prize a check for five thousand dollars.

As this seasonal comedy wended its course on the Hallmark Channel, I was pleased to see a movie that did not feature Santa Claus. However, even more, I was pleased to see Matt Frewer in a comic turn, as his and Grantham's competition becomes more and more cartoon-like, eventually drawing in their entire families.

One of these days, I would like to see one of these movies end with utter destruction, perhaps with a mushroom cloud over the remnants of the neighborhood; there is something about Mr. Frewer that strikes me as very Wile E. Coyote. However, I can't blame the film makers for going with a more conventional happy ending. The result is a very pleasant couple of hours.


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18 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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