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Surviving Christmas

Surviving Christmas(2004)

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Brief Synopsis

Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew's family. Nevertheless, Drew has his mind set on an old-fashioned family Christmas, and the fact that the "family" in question, the Valcos, are complete strangers, isn't about to put a crimp in his plans. Offering them a small fortune, Drew bribes his newfound "parents" to let him spend Christmas in their home, pretending to be part of the family. Just when the Valcos begin to question if any amount of money is worth being dragged all over town on such traditional family holiday excursions as Christmas shopping and the requisite choosing of the Christmas tree, their eldest daughter Alicia comes home for the holidays, with no intention of adopting a new "brother."

Cast & Crew

Mike Mitchell Director
Ben Affleck Drew Latham
Christina Applegate Alicia Valco
Catherine O'Hara Christine Valco
Josh Zuckerman Brian Valco
Bill Macy Doo-Dah
Udo Kier Heinrich
David Selby Horace Vangilder
Stephanie Faracy Letitia Vangilder
Stephen Root Dr Freeman
Sy Richardson Doo-Dah Understudy
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MPAA Ratings:  PG-13 Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  2004 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  DreamWorks Studios
Sound:  Production Co:  Tall Trees Productions .....Production Company, United International Pictures .....Theatrical Distributor, Sam Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Dreamworks Studios .....Studio, Ronald L Wright .....Cable Operator (Chicago Unit), Dreamworks Studios .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Dreamworks Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, .....Security (For Mr Affleck), Todd-Ao .....Various, Performing Animal Troupe .....Animal Handler, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Titles & Opticals, .....Visual Effects, Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. .....Camera Cranes & Dollies, Smith & Webster-Davis Casting .....Extras Casting, Pivotal Post .....Avid Equipment Provider, 20th Century Fox Studio Facilities .....Score Recording Facility, Deluxe Motion Picture Catering .....Caterer
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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