The Perfect Holiday

2007 PG 1h 36m DVD

The Perfect Holiday

2007 PG 1h 36m DVD
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With an eye on her harried single mother, Nancy (Gabrielle Union), young Emily (Khail Bryant) seeks help from a department-store Santa (Morris Chestnut) who turns out to be just the thing Nancy wanted for Christmas. But problems arise when her rap star ex-hubby (Charles Q. Murphy) returns to stir up trouble. Faizon Love plays Santa's elf and best friend, Jamal, in this family-friendly holiday romance narrated by Queen Latifah.
Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Faizon Love, Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams, Jill Marie Jones, Rachel True, Malik Hammond, Khail Bryant, Pedro Kim, David Anzuelo, Frank Bonsangue, John Bryant, Paul Woodburn, Modi, Amber Joy Williams, Ira Hawkins, Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah
Lance Rivera
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this fairly predictable holiday comedy includes some pratfalls and suggestive language and behavior -- especially on the part of the "bad" father. You can also expect ongoing deceptions and lies (between parents and children, boyfriend and girlfriend), some romantic kissing, a few cleavage shots, and some language ("damn," one use of "s--t," and sexual insinuations like "get busy").

Sexual Content

Some language ("bootylicious"); a couple of scenes feature women with cleavage. Gentle kissing between central couple.


Cartoon credits show slapstick violence ("devilish" character pulls pranks on "angelic character using a saw and hammer, causing comic electrocution by Christmas lights, etc.). Jamal pretends to be a bounty hunter and stops a purse snatcher. Someone jokes that "Santa died." In a sort-of tense scene, a child almost falls from a tall Christmas tree.


One use each of "damn" and "s--t," plus some sexual slang ("get busy" and "hook up").

Social Behavior

Throughout the film, Bah Humbug dupes and comically abuses Mrs. Christmas. Repeated family tensions between divorced parents and between disappointing dad and his ever-hopeful kids. Ongoing deceits, mistaken identities, and tricks.


Visual and verbal references to Starbucks, Google, Sugar Pops, Enyce.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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