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This Christmas all the Whitfields are planning to come home to share the holiday. But the celebration begins to unravel when some of the kin unwrap deep secrets, forcing the clan to determine whether or not family ties are strong enough to keep them bound together.
Why Is This Christmas Rated PG-13?
This Christmas is rated PG-13 for comic sexual content and some violence.
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Family feuds, including some spousal abuse and physical brawls, make up much of the script as the Whitfield family comes together for the holidays. As well, the siblings drink frequently (one also repeatedly smokes) during their stay and participate in unwedded sexual activities, sometimes with people they barely know. In a bar setting, a man is hit over the head with a bottle before a fight breaks out. Later a character pulls a gun on two men. Discussions center on sexual topics and contain frequent profanities.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: This Christmas
Release Date: 11 November 2008
This Christmas is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray in time for the holiday season. The DVD version offers few trimmings—just audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English and Spanish.
But the Blu-ray presentation of This Christmas comes wrapped with an audio commentary by Regina King, Sharon Leal and Lauren London, deleted and extended scenes, a music video featuring performer Chris Brown and an introduction with Preston A. Whitmore. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1 (English, French, Portuguese) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish and Thai), with subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.