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A Madea Christmas (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 December 2013 (USA)
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Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madea
... Eileen
... Lacey
... Conner
... Oliver
... Buddy
... Kim
... Tanner
... Amber
... Bailey
... Nancy Porter
... Lucy
Julie Ann Doan ... Customer 1
... Customer 3
... Supervisor
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Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,000,000, 15 December 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,440,051, 4 February 2014
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Trivia

After Madea mentions Eileen's heartburn, Buddy (Larry the Cable Guy) suggests she take Prilosec OTC. Larry the Cable Guy appeared in a series of Prilosec OTC commercials. See more »

Quotes

Kim: Mrs. Murphy, if I... if I may, our children, no matter what we think, they... they will live their own lives. The world is changing.
Eileen: Not that much!
Kim: It is changing and that is a good thing. Every generation sees a little less division and a little more open minds and open hearts. I think we should be happy and proud that our kids... our children see people as people.
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Follows Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) See more »

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It's Christmas
Written by Anthony Hamilton, Kelvin Wooten and Brandon Jordan Davis
Performed by Anthony Hamilton
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Musty Attic Music, Tappy Whyte's Music LLC and Da Kak Publishing
Courtesy of RCA Records by arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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