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The Perfect Holiday is a family comedy film directed by Lance Rivera. The film stars Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah, Faizon Love and Gabrielle Union. The Perfect Holiday was released in theaters in 2007. The film has also been shown on Disney Channel and Family Channel, as well as several other television networks. The film tells the story of a man named Benjamin, played by Morris Chestnut, an up-and-coming songwriter hoping to enter the music industry. He records a Christmas album and provides a copy to J-Jizzy, played by Charles Q. Murphy, who is already an established rapper. A mother and divorcee named Nancy, played by Gabrielle Union, raises her three children alone and has no time for herself. One day, Nancy remarks that she longs for a man to say something nice about her. Unbeknownst to Nancy, her young daughter, Emily, played by Khail Bryant, was listening in on her request. The child then goes to the mall with her mother and asks the mall Santa Claus to make Nancy’s wish come true.

Benjamin is the man playing Santa Claus. After work, Benjamin goes to a coffee shop with his friend, Jamal, and observes Nancy walking into the dry cleaners nearby. Benjamin grabs Jamal’s coat and enters the cleaners. There, he grants Nancy’s wish by remarking how pretty she is, and then exits the shop. Ultimately, Benjamin and Nancy pursue a relationship and develop strong feelings for each other. Ben is completely unaware that Nancy was formerly married to the same man he gave his demo CD to.

Nancy’s eldest son, John-John, played by Malik Hammond, soon becomes resentful of Benjamin dating his mother and hatches a plan to cause the two to part ways.

The Perfect Holiday runs for 96 minutes. It was produced by Yari Film Group and distributed by Destination Films.

The Perfect Holiday is an Comedy, Drama, Romance, Kids & Family movie that was released in 2007 and has a run time of 1 hr 36 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 32.

The Perfect Holiday is available to watch and stream, buy on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent The Perfect Holiday for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

| 2007 | 1 hr 36 min | 4.5/10 | 32/100
Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Faizon Love, Charlie Murphy
Lance Rivera
Produced By
Joseph P. Genier, Leifur B. Dagfinnsson, Marvin Peart, Mike Elliott, Petra Hoebel (line), Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Stevie "Black" Lockett (associate)

Also directed by Lance Rivera