Deck the Halls parents guide

Deck the Halls

Overall C

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.

Release date November 21, 2006

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

Why is Deck the Halls rated PG? The MPAA rated Deck the Halls PG for some crude and suggestive humor, and for language.

Run Time: 93 minutes

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Deck the Halls
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Deck the Halls rated PG? Deck the Halls is rated PG by the MPAA for some crude and suggestive humor, and for language.

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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Deck the Halls
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba G -----
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Deck the Halls is directed by and stars Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Deck the Halls movie is November 6, 2007. Here are some details…

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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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.