Deck the Halls
Deck the Halls (2006)

This family comedy is about one-upmanship, jealousy, clashing neighbors, home decoration... and the true spirit of the holidays. Steve, a suburban dad and Christmas enthusiast, leads a well-ordered, well-planned, and well-organized life.… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Relying on flat humor and a preposterous plot, Deck the Halls is an unnecessarily mean-spirited holiday movie that does little to put viewers in a holiday mood.

Joshua Land
Time Out

Laden with false climaxes, the overstuffed plot leaves you exhausted well before the movie ends, and the amiable actors sleepwalk through their uninspired roles.

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James Berardinelli

I love the Christmas season, but there are times when I wish it would go away if only to save audiences from horrific experiences like this.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Makes us miss those Home Alone days...

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This one follows the depressing pattern of Surviving Christmas and Christmas With the Kranks: enforced holiday cheer gives way to bilious hatred, then hollow forgiveness.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

There is something about the holiday season that brings lazy filmmakers to pitch meetings with Frank Capra knockoffs clutched in their sweaty paws.

Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

The gags land like lumps of coal, but at least the unnatural mounds of fluffy white snow remain unsullied in the dreck.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

[Deck the Halls] wants to be both naughty and nice, but just ends up feeling deeply confused.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's a holiday ritual: Each year, American moviegoers get the misanthropically stupid, plastic-satire-of- a-plastic-society Christmas comedy they deserve.

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Kit Bowen

Ah, another lifeless comedy for the holidays. It's just super to be reminded how mean-spirited and grotesquely commercial the Christmas season can be, isn't it?

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
Deck the Halls is a very sweet but edgy christmas film thats kept alive by its wonderful cast and witty humour. It's not overly bad as everyone says it is.
Bentley Lyles
Christmas Movie Review Mania Episode #5: Deck the Halls Welcome to the first negative review in the Christmas Movie Review Mania series! Deck the Halls is a… More
Sophie Burgess
the only part i really liked was when he said "jesus!....christ the lord was born" hehe the rest was ok
Dean King
A so-so comedy about rival neighbours overdoing the Christmas celebrations. Good cast and it has funny moments, one to watch over the festive season if nothing… More
Jim Careter
A movie that is too terrible for words, come on Danny DeVito, get back in the game.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
this movie sucks. dont argue with me. and it has the breathtakingly (his breath, not mine) obese obese fat sweaty guy from "Lost". THIS MAN IS FAT.