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A Madea Christmas (2013)

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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.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (screenplay by), Tyler Perry (based on the stage play "A Madea Christmas" written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea
Anna Maria Horsford ... Eileen
Tika Sumpter ... Lacey
Eric Lively ... Conner
JR Lemon ... Oliver
Larry the Cable Guy ... Buddy
Kathy Najimy ... Kim
Chad Michael Murray ... Tanner
Alicia Witt ... Amber
Noah Urrea ... Bailey
Lisa Whelchel ... Nancy Porter
Caroline Kennedy ... Lucy
Julie Ann Doan ... Customer 1
Vickie Eng ... Customer 3
Whitney Christopher ... Supervisor
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,000,000, 15 December 2013

Gross USA:

$52,440,051
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amber (Alicia Witt) says she didn't get much schooling. In real-life, Witt graduated high school at the age of fourteen. See more »

Quotes

Eileen: [to Madea who's come in with Buddy and Conner while she was in the kitchen with Kim] You were out there a long time. I felt conflicted. I didn't know whether to go look for you, or keep an eye on our food.
[about Kim]
Eileen: I didn't let her near the food!
Madea: You whisper like a damn bullhorn!
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Hot Christmas
Written by Anthony Charles Merando and Claude Le Henaff
Performed by The Crossroads Band
Published by Astonishing Music
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Tyler Perry's A Medea Christmas goes down easy with the lessons and comedy
14 December 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

I've seen some Medea movies but this was the first time I've watched one in a movie theatre. I watched it with my movie theatre-working friend but since he was on call for a possible shift today, we saw it at a cinema for a competitor which meant we both paid admission. Anyway, there was plenty of laughter from the audience including my friend but I, myself, only chuckled during Medea's attempts at his department store job but by the time the scene changed to Alabama and the arrival of Larry the Cable Guy, I laughed plenty especially whenever he had dialogue with the Tyler Perry woman character! There's the putting-in-lessons about racism, a corporation's attempt to put "Christ" out of Christmas, and bullying to stew the pot to contrived effect though because it's meant to go down easy for about 90 minutes, one probably won't get too offended. Anyway, Tyler Perry's A Medea Christmas is indeed pretty entertaining especially if you watched TV during the '80s and liked recognizing Lisa "Blair Warner" Whelchel from "The Facts of Life" or Anna Maria "Thelma Frye" Horsford from "Amen" while viewing this...


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