This Christmas 2007 PG-13 CC

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(278) IMDb 6/10
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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

Available in HD on supported devices.

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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

Great cast, story and music.
Devin C. Jordan
It's about love of family, love of self, love of significant other.
jennifer stephens
I watched it three times I'm enjoyed it every time.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Julia Jones on December 8, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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11 of 12 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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7 of 7 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 17 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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7 of 8 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By EKG Literary Magazine on November 25, 2009
Format: DVD
This was an enjoyable but not great movie. All of the actors involved turned in stellar performances. Regina King is one of my favorites and she definitely did not disappoint in this movie. Idris Elba and Columbus Short are so handsome their mere presence made this movie enjoyable to watch.

The family drama, in my opinion, was not plausible. Although it's never really stated, from conversations it appears that Senior, the husband of the matriarch Ma'Dere has been gone for many years. All of her children grew up without him, and are now adults. It just made no sense to me that she'd still be afraid of how they would feel if she divorced him and moved on with her life.

My other issue with this movie was that although it's titled This Christmas, and has lots of Christmas songs playing in the background, Christmas was more of a prop or back-drop for this movie than a major theme. This film could easily take place at Easter, Thanksgiving, or even the 4th of July and nothing about the plot would need to be changed.

But this was an enjoyable movie. It's a great DVD to own and pull out to play around the holidays.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By me on January 4, 2012
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I watch this year round!- There needs to be a sequel. If I had the money, Id make it myself.
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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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