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Almost Christmas (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 November 2016 (USA)
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A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walter
... Rachel
... Aunt May
... Cheryl
... Christian
... Lonnie (as JB Smoove)
... Evan
... Brooks
... Sonya
... Malachi
... Niya (as Nadej Bailey)
... Cameron
... Dee
... Eric (as DC Young Fly)
... Jasmine


Walter Meyer (Danny Glover) is a retired mechanic who lost the love of his life almost a year ago. For the holidays, he invites his now grown children and their families to his house (where they all grew up) for a traditional celebration. Walter soon realizes that if his bickering children and the rest of the family can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Five days together? Oh joy.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Meyers Christmas  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,564,000, 11 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,715,860, 23 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,487,325, 5 January 2017
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Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The second collaboration between Omar Epps and Nadej Kyla Bailey who played siblings on the shortlived series Resurrection (2014). See more »


Four days before Christmas, we see the family attending a morning church service. We know the year is 2016 (indicated earlier in the movie), so we know the date is December 21, 2016. This was a Wednesday. It seems highly unlikely that there would be a Wednesday morning church service. See more »


[Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them]
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »


Machine Gun
Written by Milan Williams
Performed by The Commodores (as Commodores)
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Absolutely Dreadful
30 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I love IMDb and find the user reviews to be very informative reading. I wouldn't consider myself a "power user" however so have never written one....until now.

I do so to tell you how god damn awful this film is. The acting is lame and the plot is highly unoriginal. My girlfriend and I successfully predicted some of the lines just as they were about to be delivered. It's a cross between all the worst parts of The Cosby Show and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation while containing none of their virtues. Stick to the latter if you're looking for some xmas feel-good light entertainment. It's shocking how a director like this could demand such a large budget (17 million was it?).

Avoid this at all costs!

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