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Have a Merry Christmas with The Perfect Holiday

Updated on October 20, 2014

It's a rare to find a movie that ties Christmas, family, and romance all together in such a perfect package. The Perfect Holiday, starring Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard and Queen Latifah wraps all of these qualities into the perfect movie for a holiday evening with the family. Chestnut plays Benjamin, a talented songwriter, trying to find his big break into the music industry. He has a part-time job at the local mall as Santa Claus. Union plays Nancy, a divorced mother of three children who has lost all hope in men, after a bad breakup with her former husband, who happens to be a famous rapper named J-Jizzy. Emily, Nancy's young daughter, hears her mother talking with her girlfriends about how she just wishes a man would compliment her without wanting something in return. Little does Nancy know that Emily has an in with Santa Claus and uses her Christmas request to make all of her mother's dreams come true.

Benjamin and Nancy run into each other and next thing you know Mr. Santa Claus is working his magic. The only problem is that Benjamin can't tell Nancy the truth about his job because he doesn't want to betray Emily's confidence. As the relationship begins to blossom, they are in for a ride. Nancy' oldest son, John John will stop at nothing to send Benjamin packing. It is absolutely beautiful how this movie deals with how children of a broken home must learn to cope with not only the holidays without their family being together, but also the possibility that someone else might be stepping into scene where daddy once was.

As John John does everything in his power to break up Benjamin and his mother, slowly his eyes are opened and he finally starts to see what he really wants for Christmas, but will it be to late to get his Christmas wish?


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