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On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

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Ethan
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Isaac
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Chris
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Betsy
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Diana
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Cindy (as Helene Yorke)
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Mr. Green
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Sarah
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Rebecca Grinch
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Tommy Owens
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Narrator / Santa
Darrie Lawrence ...
Nana
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Joshua
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James Franco
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Miley Cyrus
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Kamal
Baron Davis ...
Baron Davis
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Mrs. Roberts
Chuck Muckle ...
Piano Playing Uncle
Curt Bouril ...
Cindy's Husband
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Cindy's Daughter
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Cindy's Daughter
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Bad Santa #1
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Bad Santa #2
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Deli Owner
Harolyn Blackwell ...
Opera Singer
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Boss
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Coat Check Girl
Cameron Earl Thrift ...
Singing Kid
Jeremy Vimes ...
Hunan Waiter
Gabriel Long ...
Karaoke Singer #3
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Isaac's Daughter
Euan Morton ...
Coat Check Patron
Marilyn O'Connell ...
Old Lady
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Train Conductor
Stacy Jones ...
Bandleader / Drummer
Jamie Arentzen ...
Guitar Player #1
Jaco Caraco ...
Guitar Player #2
Mike Schmid ...
Keys Player
Vashon Johnson ...
Bass Player
Julia Ross ...
Background Vocal #1
Danielle Elliott ...
Background Vocal #2
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Woman (as Theodora Woolley)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alyssa Amer ...
Party Attendee (uncredited)
Brandon Ballone ...
JizzaBella - Drag Queen (uncredited)
Monika Baskiewicz ...
Church Member (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
Helen Brackel ...
Church Goer (uncredited)
Chrislene Bright ...
Party Attendee (uncredited)
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Dancing Elf (uncredited)
Gabrielle Carlile ...
NYE Party Attendee (uncredited)
Meg Carriero ...
Gisele Christmas Spice (uncredited)
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Mother with Baby (uncredited)
Richard R. Corapi ...
Church Goer (uncredited)
Maxwell Cosmo Cramer ...
Hipster Guy (uncredited)
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Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Priest at Church Service (uncredited)
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Exotic Dancer (uncredited)
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Karaoke Singer (uncredited)
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Church Boy (uncredited)
Darryl Reuben Hall ...
Christmas Caroler (uncredited)
Alix Isom ...
Party Girl (uncredited)
Michael D. Joseph ...
Party Goer (uncredited)
Christina Lancaster ...
Party Attendee (uncredited)
Tai Lawal ...
Athlete (uncredited)
Flora Li ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Pro Athlete Girlfriend / Party Girl (uncredited)
Dora Mavrakis ...
Church Goer (uncredited)
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Church Goer (uncredited)
Andrew Meredith ...
Roadie (uncredited)
Mark Mindek ...
Stilt Nutcracker (uncredited)
Karen Morris ...
Church Goer (uncredited)
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Christmas Eve Church Goer (uncredited)
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Christmas Eve Party Attendee (uncredited)
Samantha Perry ...
Party Goer (uncredited)
Anna Phillips ...
Christmas Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Sawdy ...
Elf DJ (uncredited)
Blake Sewell ...
Street Peddler (uncredited)
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Snow Globe Dancer (uncredited)
Betsy Smith ...
Mrs. Claus (uncredited)
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Karaoke Singer #2 (uncredited)
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Xmas Party Attendee (uncredited)
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Autograph Guy (uncredited)
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Priest Celebrating Mass (uncredited)
Hannah Townsend ...
Tommy's Hot Girl (uncredited)
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Santa's Elf (uncredited)
Katie Ann Vaccarelli ...
Party Girl (uncredited)
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Church Goer (uncredited)
Bill Walters ...
Christmas Bartender (uncredited)
Ari Werlein ...
Party Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jonathan Levine

Written by

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Jonathan Levine ... (screenplay) and
Kyle Hunter ... (screenplay) &
Ariel Shaffir ... (screenplay) &
Evan Goldberg ... (screenplay)
 
Jonathan Levine ... (story)

Produced by

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Shaun Burke ... associate producer
Joseph Drake ... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Michael Flynn ... line producer: Atlanta
Evan Goldberg ... producer
Barbara A. Hall ... executive producer
Kyle Hunter ... executive producer
Nathan Kahane ... executive producer
Alex McAtee ... associate producer (as Alexandria McAtee)
Seth Rogen ... producer
Ariel Shaffir ... executive producer
Ben Waisbren ... executive producer
James Weaver ... producer
Spencer Wong ... co-producer

Music by

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Marco Beltrami ... composer
Miles Hankins ... composer

Cinematography by

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Brandon Trost

Film Editing by

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Zene Baker

Editorial Department

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Mandy Arnold ... digital intermediate editor
Doug Delaney ... digital intermediate colorist
Seth Gottlieb ... vfx editor
Eddie Mikasa ... assistant editor
Jason Saulog ... digital conformist
Morning Star Schott ... digital intermediate producer
Scot Starbuck ... colorist
David Trachtenberg ... additional editor
Gordon Wang ... nextLAB dailies operator
Michael A. Webber ... additional film editor
Alex White ... post-production assistant
Joe Zappia ... assistant editor
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Henry Russell Bergstein
Kathy Driscoll
Allison Estrin
Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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Annie Spitz

Set Decoration by

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Chryss Hionis

Costume Design by

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Melissa Toth

Makeup Department

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Matiki Anoff ... makeup artist
Nathan J. Busch II ... hair stylist department head (as Nathan Busch II)
Jon Jordan Dibartolomeo ... key hair stylist (as Jon Jordan)
Mindy Hall ... makeup department head
Wankaya Hinkon ... key hair stylist: Atlanta
J. Jared Janas ... wig designer
Sandye Kaye ... key makeup artist: Atlanta (as Sandy Kaye)
Ashley Ryan ... key makeup artist
Shunika Terry ... hair stylist department head: Atlanta
Denise Tunnell ... makeup department head: Atlanta
Elizabeth Yoon ... makeup artist
Mary McNamara ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Donyale McRae ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Milagros Medina-Cerdeira ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Eve Morrow ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Josh Turi ... prosthetic effects fabrication (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Flynn ... unit production manager: additional photography
Barbara A. Hall ... unit production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer ... post production supervisor
Georgina Marquis ... production supervisor: additional photography
Angela Quiles ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Luke Crawford ... second second assistant director
Erika Eads ... second assistant director: additional photography
Alex Finch ... second second assistant director: Winter Unit
Sandi Greenberg ... second assistant director
John McKeown ... first assistant director: additional photography
Jeff Sedwick ... additional 2nd assistant director
Jonathan Watson ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Bruno ... set dresser
Kelly Canfield ... leadman
Will Comacho ... set dresser
Marcus Cooley ... on-set dresser: additional photography
Stitch Crisp ... property master: Atlanta
Peter Dorsey ... assistant art director
Ray Fisher ... leadman: Winter Unit
Isaac Gabaeff ... assistant propmaster
Jonathan Graham ... key construction grip
Hinju Kim ... assistant art director
Laurel Kolsby ... graphic designer: props
Brick Mason ... storyboard artist
Russell Michniak ... set dresser: additional photography
Nick Miller ... construction coordinator
Leann Murphy ... art department coordinator
Tess Peltzer-Rollo ... props
Diane Rich ... scenic artist foreman
David Rodriguez ... production assistant: construction
Eric Rosenberg ... graphic designer
Diana Salzburg ... assistant set decorator
Natalie Taylor Smith ... art department coordinator: additional photography
Joseph Sorelle ... on set dresser
Robert Topol ... master scenic artist
Amy Lynn Umezu ... storyboard artist: additional photography
Amanda Ward ... assistant prop master: additional photography
Alexis Weiss ... property master
Sam Weiss ... art department pa
Polly Wood-Holland ... scenic artist

Sound Department

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Christopher S. Aud ... dialogue/adr supervisor
Michael Babcock ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Aaron 'Cujo' Cooley ... sound mixer: additional
Chris Durfy ... production sound mixer: Atlanta Unit
Aidan Dykes ... adr mixer
Tim Farrell ... sound effects editor
Christof Gebert ... production sound mixer
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Chris Isaac ... boom operator: Atlanta Unit
Paul Koronkiewicz ... boom operator
Howard London ... adr mixer
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer
Joey Meyerhoff ... sound utility: Atlanta Unit
John Sember ... sound utility
Jason Stasium ... pro tools playback mixer
Marece Williams ... sound playback: Miley Cyrus

Special Effects by

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Lacy Cavins ... special effects technician
Nathen Cavins ... special effects foreman
Joe Heffernan ... special effects foreman
David Kleinstein ... special effects
J.J. Madaris ... special effects technician
Caius Man ... special effects coordinator: additional photography
Robert J. Scupp ... special effects foreman
Andi Sowers ... special effects technician
Doug Van Arsdale ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Romulo Adriano Jr. ... visual effects coordinator
Neishaw Ali ... visual effects producer
Jeff Campbell ... visual effects supervisor: spinvfx
Tristan Cerrer ... matte painter
J.P. Giamos ... vfx producer: SPIN VFX
Pedram Goshtasbpour ... creature animator
Nick Guth ... senior visual effects artist
Edward Hanrahan ... visual effects coordinator: SPIN VFX
Hiroki Iijima ... compositor
Michael Loney ... digital compositor - uncredited
Dan Masciarelli ... producer: storybook design & illustrated transitions
Andre Miranda ... visual effects artist
Christian Moreton ... compositor
Jacquelyn Racine ... visual effects coordinator: Spin VFX
Geoff Sayer ... digital compositor
Matthew Segal ... visual effects editor
Vivek Sharma ... digital compositor
Cody Stoof ... fx td
Charles Angus Taylor ... digital compositor
Christa Tazzeo ... associate visual effects producer
Helen Thach ... visual effects
Vineshh Vickinadas ... digital compositor
Agnes Lim ... asset producer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bill Anagnos ... stunts
Roy T. Anderson ... stunt double: Anthony Mackie
Airon Armstrong ... stunt performer
Trent Brya ... stunt double: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Michael Carey ... stunt performer
Ann Carton ... stunt player
Chris Cenatiempo ... stunt performer
Laurence Chavez ... stunt player
Alan D'Antoni ... stunt double: Seth Rogan
Greg Dela Riva ... utility stunts
Trevor E. Dickerson ... stunt performer
Jeffrey Lee Gibson ... stunt coordinator
Jenna Hellmuth ... stunt double: Ilana Glazer
Reggie Jackson ... stunt double: Anthony Mackie
Aaron Joshua ... stunt rigger
Mariusz Kubicki ... stunt double: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Michael Matera ... stunts
Declan Mulvey ... stunts
Victor Paguia ... stunts
Christopher Place ... stunts
Steven Ritzi ... stunt coordinator
Tracey Ruggiero ... stunt performer
Tom Sierchio ... stunts
Brian Smyj ... stunt rigger
Shawnna Thibodeau ... stunt performer
Aaron Toney ... stunt double: Anthony Mackie
Matt Triplett ... stunt driver
Aaron Vexler ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rose Ashikyan ... digital utility: Atlanta Unit / digital utility: additional photography
Grant Babbitt ... camera operator: promo shoot / director of photography: promo shoot
Elliot Barnes ... camera operator: promo shoot
Warren Brace ... first assistant camera: "c" camera, Atlanta Unit
Anthony Coan ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Stephen Consentino ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
John Coots ... rigging gaffer
Kelly A. Croke ... rigging electrician
Eason Duncan ... video assist
Christopher M. Elassad ... dolly grip
Christopher Eng ... loader
Ramon Engle ... b camera operator / steadicam operator
Gavin Fernandez ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
James J. Ferris ... electrician (2015)
Pat Gillen ... additional rigging electric
Sarah Guenther ... camera loader: second unit
Edward A. Gutentag ... camera operator
Brett Heicher ... electrician
Nils Johnson ... Key Digital Assist
Bobby Mancuso ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bill Merrill ... key grip: key rigging grip
Tim Metivier ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Julia Elaine Mills ... grip
J.L. Mobus ... camera operator: promo shoot
Denny Mooradian ... gaffer: additional photography
Tristan Noelle ... grip: promo shoot
Tim Norman ... b cam operator
Steven R. Paquette ... best boy: grip
Mike Pearce ... rigging gaffer: Atlanta unit
Ryan Perdew ... rigging electrician
Balint Pinczehelyi ... rigging grip
Tom Prate ... key grip
Tim Risch ... assistant camera
Eric P. Robinson ... focus puller: additional scenes
Stuart Rogers ... grip
Ernest Rydberg ... remote head tech
Allen Sanders ... camera operator: promo shoot
Devin Schwyhart ... camera operator: promo shoot
Matthew Selkirk ... digital imaging technician
Humphries Shane ... electrician: Condor
Sarah Shatz ... still photographer
Ken Shibata ... gaffer
M. Parker Shippey ... electrician / rigging electrician
Trisha Solyn ... second assistant camera
Deborah Zometa ... lighting technician

Animation Department

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Heidi Elliott ... animator
Michael Halley ... animator
Samantha Liu ... animator

Casting Department

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Ranjani Brow ... adr voice casting
Bryn Everett ... casting assistant
Allison Hall ... extras casting
Belle Jiao ... extras casting assistant
Jeffrey Karantza ... extras casting
Ashley Lambert ... adr voice casting
Grant Wilfley ... extras casting
Kimberly Wistedt ... local casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Susan Antonelli ... key costumer
Natalie Arango ... costume supervisor
Joshua Bote ... wardrobe assistant
Mercedes Cook ... assistant costume designer
Kirby Emile ... key costumer: Atlanta unit
Ellen Johansing ... seamstress
Jonathan Richards ... costume supervisor
Yaneya Rovira ... costumer: shopper
Antoinette Scherer ... additional set costumer
Angielette Smith ... set costumer
Francisco Stoll ... set costumer

Location Management

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Travell Blake ... location manager
Oliver Brooks ... location scout/assistant
Annie Davis ... location coordinator
Stephen Donovan ... location assistant
Jen Farris ... location scout
Nicholas Stephen Henson ... location assistant
Alexander Martin ... location assistant
Richard Miletic ... location scout
Alex O'Neill ... locations
M.Q. Powell ... location assistant (2015) (as Mq Powell)
Mela Rayne ... assistant location manager
Louis Rendemonti ... location assistant
Tom Sexton ... assistant location manager
Julie Solomon ... location scout
Gayle Vangrofsky ... location manager
Adam G. Williams ... locations scout

Music Department

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Akrivi ... soundtrack: composer
Jessica Dolinger ... music licensing
Mark Graham ... orchestrator
Alex Henery ... score contractor
Gabe Hilfer ... music supervisor
Alison Johnston ... choir contractor
Tyson Lozensky ... score mixer
Jacob Nathan ... music coordinator
Jim Schultz ... music editor
Brett Weymark ... conductor (as Weymark)
Richard Ziegler ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Dennis G. Carter ... transportation coordinator: reshoots
Micah Osborne ... dispatcher: reshoots
John Michael Vukson ... driver

Other crew

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Loreli Alba ... assistant: Mr. Weaver (as Loreli Albas)
Charles Alberto IV ... production assistant
Stuart Arbury ... assistant: Mr. Drake
Joel Arnold ... production assistant
Barbara Babb ... basecamp production assistant
Kory Banning ... production assistant
Rebekah Bell ... production designer: MTV press junket
Dustin Bewley ... key set production assistant
A.J. Bruno ... additional set production assistant
Jim Cadenhead ... medic: second unit
Ewan Chung ... adr loop group
Jody Cieutat ... extra cast: Cast Elf
Mare'a Cobb ... payroll: accountant (additional photography)
Julia Croon ... script supervisor
Emily Dick ... additional production assistant: Atlanta
Brooke Ensign ... unit publicist
Sam Epstein ... production assistant
Levi Erik ... production secretary: Atlanta
Devin Ershow ... assistant production coordinator
Josh Fagen ... assistant to producers
Chase Fein ... adr loop group
Jay Ferraro ... photo double: Seth Rogen
Danielle Flora ... choreographer
Jay Floyd ... clearance administrator
Jonathan Foust ... production assistant: Atlanta
Rhona Fox ... stand-in: Mindy Kaling
Andrea Giannetti ... studio executive: development
Larry Gilbert ... police security
Lance Gill ... art director: MTV press junket
Lori Grabowski ... script supervisor: Atlanta
Stephen Wesley Green ... stand-in: Anthony Mackie (as Stephen Green)
Tara Guckeen Bailey ... set dresser (as Tara Guckeen)
Eva Hannon ... second assistant accountant
Ben Hauck ... stand-in: Seth Rogen
Colin Hooker-Haring ... accounting assistant
Shawntae Hughes ... production assistant: Atlanta
Megan Jahoda ... production assistant
Katherine Konop ... production assistant
Jackie Kroopf ... Physical Production Assistant (as Jackie Mantel)
George Lambert ... staff set production assistant
Cary Lee ... key set production assistant: Winter Unit
Yana Collins Lehman ... post production accountant
Brianna R. Leone ... production secretary
Elsa Levytsky ... production assistant
Gabriella Ludlow ... business and legal affairs
Domonique Magee ... assistant accountant: additional photography
Dan Masciarelli ... producer: main titles
Christie Mattull ... insurance services
Gregory Mikell ... stand in: Anthony Mackie
Mark Millner ... assistant: Ms. Hall
Dennis M. Mitchell II ... assistant production coordinator: Atlanta
Jennifer Montry ... production assistant
Nick Moyer ... production assistant: Atlanta Unit
Jonathan Nellis ... production assistant: additional photography
Jessica Norris ... production assistant
David Nort ... office production assistant
Joe Power ... accounting clerk
Lance Resch-Anger ... set production assistant: Atlanta
Michael C. Rizzo ... production assistant
Andrew Segovia ... assistant: Mr. Levine, Mr. Rogen, & Mr. Goldberg
Greg Self ... assistant: Mr. Wong
Lauren M. Smith ... assistant to producers: Los Angeles
Steven Snyder ... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Greg Tresan ... animal trainer
Eric Williams ... set production assistant: additional photography
Teresa M. Yarbrough ... production coordinator: additional photography
Shelby Young ... adr voice
Laurie Alexander ... Business & Legal Affairs Assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Alex Gregory ... special thanks
Pete Hyuck ... special thanks
Lou Nasti ... special thanks
Eric Roth ... special thanks
Kirsten Smith ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Taglines Three wise men. One wild Christmas. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Night Before - Secret Party (France)
  • Die Highligen drei Könige (Germany)
  • Los tres reyes malos (Spain)
  • Οι παρτάκηδες (Greece)
  • Рождество (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $9,880,536, 22 Nov 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Jonathan Levine revealed on Collider that a lot of the film's comedy was improvised, and the dramatic moments were per the written script, which he admitted was more like an outline guide. See more »
Goofs When Ethan has dinner at Chris' mother's house, he dials a number on his iPhone, but he actually types it in the calculator app. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cate Blanchett/Anthony Mackie/Tinashe (2015). See more »
Soundtracks The Creator See more »
Crazy Credits The movie opens with the 1981 Columbia Pictures logo. See more »
Quotes [Isaac is running out of the church after vomiting]
Isaac: WE DID NOT KILL JESUS! WE DID NOT KILL JESUS!
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