The Perfect Holiday Synopsis
Romance blooms between a single mother (Gabrielle Union) and a storefront Santa (Morris Chestnut).
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Entertainment Weekly

Why throw in a bizarre device involving Queen Latifah as a narrating angel and a creepy, sallow Terrence Howard as her adversary? Their...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There's not much original about the film, but it's played with high spirits and good cheer, there are lots of musical interludes, and it's...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

May be far from perfect, but the big question is why you're sitting in a movie theater watching it instead of cuddling up at home with the...
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50

Premiere

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An inoffensive piece of seasonal movie-muzak.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Strives to be nothing more than easygoing and heartwarming.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
If "This Christmas" served up a crowd-pleasing portion of yuletide "Soul Food," then The Perfect Holiday offers dried-out leftovers.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
For a family-friendly holiday comedy, it's still coarse, formulaic and occasionally just plain weird.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If you're really hoping for a perfect holiday, steer clear of this stale fruitcake of a comedy.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Sappy script. Cheesy supernaturalism. Tired satire.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You want to make lemonade from this, but even the lemons stink.
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amazing movie

By soccerkevin10
i went to go watch the preview for this movie and it was just absolutely amazing. if you want a good holiday movie for this year, this would definitely be the one. this is an awesome you should go...

Perfect Holiday

By AKA31590
This was truly a cute movie. Definitely worth going to see. I just left the movie theater. The movie made you laugh, cry and gasp all at the same time....

Perfect Holidy not so perfect but decent!

By dburse66
The movie was just so predictable. I wanted to see more range from Garielle Union and Morris Chestnut because they both are capable of so much more. Also, there should have been more Terrance Howard...

Sensible, witty, hearty acting

By Virgo_Critic
A rich mixture of many black talents, strong chemistry between the leading actors, and an enjoyable movie of hope for the season....

MUST SEE!!!

By REDRUM702
I THINK THIS IS A MUST SEE WITH ANYBODY. IT HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN A MOVIE. I KNOW THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE UNDER RATED BUT ITS WELL WORTH SEEING YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED...

Wait for the DVD

By Dubshow
I was thinking "why didn't someone stop this film from being made" in about ten minutes of watching it. Stale, old and ultra-predictable. This movie was so poorly done, I actually felt bad for the...

it was okay

By miss gizzy
After I adjusted to how the movie was was filmed (for some reason, there was mainly close-ups), got used to the fact that the roles Queen Latifah and Terrance Howard were pointless, and realized the...

SIMPLY LOVED IT!!!!!

By simply loved it
I saw it at a pre screening and I am going to take my children to see it. I see a lot of bad reviews about it but it reminds me of a good old fashion simple holiday movie I can take my kids to. ...

DON'T TOUCH THE FRUIT

By midnite2
I really enjoyed the movie. It was sooo funny. Mr. Howard had some on come on moments, but it worked once you understood what his part was. Mr. Katt Williams has a brand new fan. (did you wash your...

Pretty Good Movie

By mirarlashow
Lighthearted comedy the whole family can see....

More Info

Rated PG | For brief language and some suggestive humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Christmas fable is cute and tame, but unoriginal.
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