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Still shot from the movie: Deck the Halls.

Deck the Halls

The perfect, peaceful holiday season pictured by Steve Finch (Matthew Broderick) is altered forever when Buddy Hall (Danny DeVito) and his family move in across the street and start decking their house with an excessive number of Christmas lights. Viewers may also find their holiday spirit dampened because the movie has been adorned with unnecessary sexual innuendo and dysfunctional-family antics. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 21 Nov 2006
Video Release: 06 Nov 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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Tried and true classic Christmas movies you may want to share with your family include: It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street (1947) or the 1994 remake, and A Christmas Carol.

Home Video Extra Features

The DVD release of Deck the Halls is trimmed with audio commentaries by director John Whitesell and actor Danny DeVito, an interview with Dylan Blue (who plays Carter Finch in the movie), alternate and deleted scenes, outtakes and bloopers, as well as a peek behind the scenes (including set and lighting design plus the intricacies of shooting Christmas in July). The dual-sided disc offers both full frame and wide screen presentations, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English and Spanish.

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