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The Perfect Holiday is the perfect example of Christmas movie clichés run amok. Read critic reviews

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Nancy (Gabrielle Union), a divorced mother of three, feels especially lonely during the holidays. Sensing her sadness, Nancy's youngest daughter, Emily (Khail Bryant), has a plan to make her mom happy again. She asks Benjamin (Morris Chestnut), a department-store Santa Claus, to pay Nancy a compliment. And Benjamin, who is also a struggling songwriter, knows exactly the right words to say.

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  • May 02, 2011
    I expected Queen Latifah to be all over this movie not just tiny tiny appearances. It was okay. Not in my expectation though.
    Dead A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2010
    The Perfect Holiday has heart and Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union do they best they can. It is always refreshing to see a clean movie filled with romance and humor but it's a tad too bland and average.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2009
    I found this a cookie-cutter type of movie. Lonely mom with three kids finds a perfect guy who has to work through various obstacles to find his way to true love, dah-da dah-da. I gave it a half-star bonus for the fact that the movie does work with the actors, but deducted a half-star for Queen Latifah and Terrance Howard's redundant roles in it.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2008
    Just an ordinary Christmas drama and comedy that deals with family affairs, in particular how it affects the kids. There was some relatively good acting, but overall it's just a little X-mas movie that should be watched during X-mas time because it has some really silly laughs.
    Matthew A Super Reviewer

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