This Christmas 2007 PG-13 CC

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This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.

Starring:
Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba
Runtime:
1 hour, 59 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Preston A. Whitmore II
Starring Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba
Supporting actors Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Sharon Leal, Lauren London, Lupe Ontiveros, Jessica Stroup, Mekhi Phifer, Regina King, David Banner, Ricky Harris, Ronnie Warner, Haskell V. Anderson III, Ambrosia Kelley, Javion Francis, Amy Hunter
Studio Screen Gems
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Julia Jones on December 8, 2011
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I love this cast for me it made the xmas cut..with my movies
it's a repeater for me and with me that's important at xmas.
it was thought out well.And it's nice to see a black family
enjoy xmas traditions.... love it and chris did well with
donny hathaways song... that's a classic song.jones from NJ 12-8-2011
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Orsayor Simmons on May 21, 2012
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This has become one of my favorite holiday movies.... but to be honest I watch it all of the time.. It doesnt have to be a holiday to enjoy a few hours with the Whitfields..

Loretta Devine - one of my favorite actresses in Hollywood steals every scene she is in..

Who can forget the Baby Oil Shower Scene - (Get your minds out of the gutter..) but let's just say.. Cheaters Beware...

Watching Chris Brown sing This Christmas still gives me goosebumps...

This movie is filled with great actors/actresses - Idris Elba (Need I say more) - Regina King - Delroy Lindo and many more...

If you are looking for an entertaining & heartfelt movie.. Give "THIS CHRISTMAS" a try..
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Castaway Reviewer on September 28, 2008
Format: DVD
This was a wonderful movie. The ending brought tears to my eyes. I do agree, as many reviewers have already posted that this an adult family film. So put those kiddies to bed first. I highly recommend this film for purchase or rental. Enjoy.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brandy on November 25, 2007
I did not expect for this movie to be good at all, I can not wait to purchase this the DAY it comes out. I thought the scene where Regina King's character beats her husbands behind was hilarious, so creative! Destroying the SUV was great as well!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By thejoelmeister on November 28, 2007
This Christmas looked like it was going to pass without any cinematic holiday cheer. Luckily audiences will find a special gift at their local multiplexes from Preston A. Whitmore, a filmmaker whose latest picture comes wrapped up with so much holiday mush that it would be hard for even the biggest scrooge to scowl at its spirited Christmas message

It's the most wonderful time of the year again, and the Whitfield family plans to continue their holiday tradition of bringing the entire clan back home for a few days of presents, good eating and family squabbling. The only problem with This Christmas is that each of the children has brought more than just gifts. Absence without leave, surprise pregnancies, interracial relationships, cheating husbands and angry bookies are just a few of the surprises in store for the family's matriarch, Ma Dear, making it a Christmas that will either tear the Whitfield's apart or bring them closer than they've ever been before.

With This Christmas, Preston A. Whitmore successfully bounced back from his sophomore slump. The choice to "Crossover" into the holiday genre is a big move, though looking at the filmmaker's oeuvre, he seemingly defies categorization. Written with heart, This Christmas isn't just impressive for its well balanced drama and comedy. Its ability to transcend its targeted audience to become a holiday film that can be enjoyed by anyone who has ever experienced family dysfunction makes the picture a refreshing surprise.

With an all-star, African American cast including Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba and the lovely Sharon Leal, Screen Gems certainly seems to be pushing the racial factor when marketing This Christmas.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Waller on November 13, 2008
Format: DVD
I'm so happy this movie is FINALLY out on dvd. I saw it twice in the theater and fell in love with it. I've always been a Chris Brown fan, and his talent really shines in this movie. This is the type of movie that gives you the warm fuzzy feeling :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Katrina L. Burchett VINE VOICE on December 2, 2008
Format: DVD
There are parts of this movie that remind me of Soul Food - the daughter with a college education who can't cook to save her life, the daughter who didn't go to college but stayed home; she cooks well, has a husband and children and seems to always put the needs of others before her own. I enjoyed Soul Food, but this movie is much better!
Regina King is a beautiful, talented actress who does well in both dramatic and comedic roles. If you want a good laugh, you have got to see her in this movie! Delroy Lindo is cool no matter what role he plays. Idris Elba is a fine actor who brought depth to the film. Whether he's singing or acting it's obvious that Chris Brown was born to entertain. Loretta Devine, I love her down-to-earth demeanor. She seems like the kind of woman who would invite you into her home, treat you like family and wouldn't let you leave without feeding you; she was perfect for the role she played. Sharon Leal - I used to watch her on Boston Public and I'm so glad that she's on the big screen now. Everyone who acted in this movie did well. This one is worth watching not only at Christmas, but any time of the year!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TREND700 on December 10, 2009
Format: DVD
This is the story of a solidly middle-class African-American family that reunites for Christmas for the first time in seveal years. Ma'dere is the Matriarch who's Los Angeles home is where the vast majority of the story takes place. As with any family gathering there are topics that are best not discussed. When they are discussed here they end up in fights -verbal or physical (an excellent sister-on sister catfight stands out here). One sister is encouraging the siblings to sell the family dry cleaning business and split the profits. One bother is running from loan sharks. One brother is AWOL from the Marine Corps and One sister has brought along the man she's dating at a historically Black college. I really enjoyed this movie, all the casts were magnificent and so beautiful I am looking forward to watching it again. This is a Christmas Movie indeed.
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