Four Christmases

2008, Romance/Other, 1h 28m

145 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Despite a strong cast, this sour holiday comedy suffers from a hackneyed script. Read critic reviews

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When their plans for an exotic vacation fall apart, unmarried couple Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) must spend Christmas Day trudging around to a quartet of family get-togethers. While Brad counts the hours till he can escape the onslaught of crazy relatives, Kate begins to wonder about her own choices and ponders whether her family members are so crazy after all.

Cast & Crew

Dwight Yoakam
Pastor Phil
Jon Voight
Creighton
Matt Allen
Screenwriter
Caleb Wilson
Screenwriter
Jon Lucas
Screenwriter
Scott Moore
Screenwriter
Peter Billingsley
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Michael Disco
Executive Producer
Mark Kaufman
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Guy Riedel
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Richard Brener
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Alex Wurman
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John O'Brien
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Sophie de Rakoff
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Mark Helfrich
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Melissa Kent
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Shepherd Frankel
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Critic Reviews for Four Christmases

All Critics (145) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (36) | Rotten (109)

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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/5
  • Projectile baby vomiting is a recurring gag. I cried mistletoe well before the film was halfway through.

    December 12, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is marginally better than most, with a few offbeat comic ideas, a reliably droll performance from Vaughn, and, as the parents, four watchable old troupers in search of a fat paycheck.

    December 9, 2008 | Full Review…
  • You can see most of the big slapstick set-pieces looming long before they hit but there are a few smaller routines that pack a punch just because they have an unexpectedly manic tilt to them.

    December 8, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Four Christmases is the kind of film that you should only watch if you're trapped on an airline and can't fall asleep, the kind of holiday film that makes Jingle All the Way look like a cinematic tour de force.

    December 3, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Gordon's stars are charmless, his script cheerless, and his sterling supporting cast can't seem to figure out what they've been brought on board to do.

    December 2, 2008 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Four Christmases

  • Dec 08, 2012
    A selfish couple comes to learn the true meaning of Christmas in the screwball comedy Four Christmases. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon lead the cast and have good onscreen chemistry. But a lot of the comedy feels forced, as the film tries to make each family visit that the couple makes more and more bizarre. Still, there are some fun and touching moments that gives the film some charm. Four Christmases has its moments, but it doesn't quite come together in the end.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2011
    A bit of a laugh but way too predictable and nothing special.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2011
    Reese and Vince â(TM)¥ Script is crap, campy through out.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Four Christmases is a mess at times, but it has some good actors and some decent laughs and I would be lying if I said I didn't have a decent time.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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