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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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Why Is Deck the Halls Rated PG?

Although it’s rated for family audiences, parents may be surprised by the sexual humor and innuendo in this film. A cross-dressing sheriff (who wears women’s underwear under his uniform), scantily dressed teen girls, and remarks about male anatomy may seem out of place in a Christmas movie. The plotline is bedecked with slapstick violence such as falls, snowballs (an elderly lady is accidentally hit in the head) and other mishaps. An inebriated man, who is a secondary character, drinks from a bottle of beer on a residential street. Some mild profanity is included, and a man shouts a term of Christian deity, but then pretends he was about to sing a Christmas carol.

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