Deck the Halls (2006)



Critic Consensus: Relying on flat humor and a preposterous plot, Deck the Halls is an unnecessarily mean-spirited holiday movie that does little to put viewers in a holiday mood.

Movie Info

This family comedy is about one-upmanship, jealousy, clashing neighbors, home decoration... and the true spirit of the holidays. Steve, a suburban dad and Christmas enthusiast, leads a well-ordered, well-planned, and well-organized life. His new neighbor, Buddy, is Steve's polar opposite: a big personality with big dreams, which have yet to materialize. But, Buddy's latest dream--to create the biggest holiday light display in the world, visible from outer space--is turning Steve's disciplined … More

Rating: PG (for some crude and suggestive humor, and for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Matt Corman, Chris Ord, Don Rhymer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2007
Box Office: $35.1M
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as Buddy Hall

as Steve Finch

as Kelly Finch

as Madison Finch

as Carter Finch

as Ashley Hall

as Emily Hall

as Wallace

as Gustave

as Bob Murray

as Mayor Young

as Herself

as Mrs. Ryor

as Sheriff Dave

as Fireworks Guy

as Mackenzie

as Mr. Murray

as Hardware Store Emplo...

as New Reporter #1

as News Reporter #2

as Madison's Date

as News Producer

as Oblivious Dad

as Santa Kid

as Main Street Passerby...

as Town Passerby

as Mary In The Manger

as Caroler #1

as Caroler #2

as Caroler

as Caroler

as Caroler

as Trucker

as City Employee

as Sheriff Dave

as Hardware Store Emplo...
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Critic Reviews for Deck the Halls

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (29)

Laden with false climaxes, the overstuffed plot leaves you exhausted well before the movie ends, and the amiable actors sleepwalk through their uninspired roles.

Full Review… | April 14, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

This one follows the depressing pattern of Surviving Christmas and Christmas With the Kranks: enforced holiday cheer gives way to bilious hatred, then hollow forgiveness.

Full Review… | December 26, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

[Deck the Halls] wants to be both naughty and nice, but just ends up feeling deeply confused.

Full Review… | December 2, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Makes us miss those Home Alone days...

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

The gags land like lumps of coal, but at least the unnatural mounds of fluffy white snow remain unsullied in the dreck.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

Ah, another lifeless comedy for the holidays. It's just super to be reminded how mean-spirited and grotesquely commercial the Christmas season can be, isn't it?

Full Review… | November 20, 2008

Audience Reviews for Deck the Halls


Deck the Halls is a very sweet but edgy christmas film thats kept alive by its wonderful cast and witty humour. It's not overly bad as everyone says it is.

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Super Reviewer

the only part i really liked was when he said "jesus!....christ the lord was born" hehe the rest was ok

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

A movie that is too terrible for words, come on Danny DeVito, get back in the game.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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