History Film / DeckTheHalls

26th Jul '16 12:34:25 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* KarmaHoudini: Played with; Steve and Buddy both eventually come back to their senses and make everything up to their families, but both now have extensive criminal records on their hands with both having disrupted the neighborhood, caused massive amounts of property damage, and on Buddy's end has committed acts of theft and forgery just to sabotage Steve. ''Both are let off scot-free''.
* FridgeHorror: A very literal example, as Buddy claims he dropped a fridge upon a cat while moving in; on the upside '''most of it''' got away.
* MsFanservice: Buddy's twin daughters definitely count as such; lampshaded by Steve's son.
9th Jun '16 11:37:19 AM flipperinvader2
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16th Feb '16 10:47:42 AM eroock
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'''''Deck the Halls''''' is a 2006 Christmas comedy film directed by John Whitesell and starring Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito

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21st Dec '15 2:37:37 PM ngh93
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'''''Deck the Halls''''' is a 2006 Christmas comedy film.

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'''''Deck the Halls''''' is a 2006 Christmas comedy film.
film directed by John Whitesell and starring Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito
10th Dec '15 2:40:07 PM Dancedom
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'''''Deck the Halls''''' is a 2006 Christmas comedy film. Matthew Broderick stars as Dr. Steve Finch, an eye doctor with a wife, Kelly (Kristen Davis) and two children, a teenaged daughter named Madison (Alia Shawcat), and a preteen son named Carter (Dylan Blue). Steve is adamant about his Christmas traditions, even to the point of it doing more harm than good for his family and everybody else involved. His Christmas tradition plans start spiraling down the tubes when his new neighbor, Buddy Hall (Danny Devito) along with his wife, Tia (Kristin Chenoweth) and two twin daughters Emily (Kelly Aldridge) and Ashley (Sabrina Aldridge) move in to the only home just across the street. Buddy's daughters have discovered and show him that you can view houses from space with a place called "My Earth" which is very much like "Google Earth." He is upset, though, that for some reason, their house doesn't appear, even though the Finches house does. It could be that their house has not been there very long and there never was a new satellite picture update taken of that place since. So, contrary to ones who would prefer privacy and that their homes remain unable to be captured by satellite, Buddy gets this obsession about wanting to get their house visible from space. So, Buddy gets this crazy idea that to get their house visible from space, he would have to garnish their home with Christmas lights. From that point on, because of how the bright lights and his whole showy Christmas display he goes as far as gets to Steve and even worse disrupt his intended Christmas traditions, things go for the worse between Buddy and Steve even to the point of practically wrecking their relationship as new neighbors. And much to their annoyed wives the only question is will they ever be able to patch that up?

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'''''Deck the Halls''''' is a 2006 Christmas comedy film. Matthew Broderick film.

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stars as Dr. Steve Finch, an eye doctor with a wife, Kelly (Kristen Davis) (Creator/KristinDavis) and two children, a teenaged daughter named Madison (Alia Shawcat), and a preteen son named Carter (Dylan Blue). Steve is adamant about his Christmas traditions, even to the point of it doing more harm than good for his family and everybody else involved. His Christmas tradition plans start spiraling down the tubes when his new neighbor, Buddy Hall (Danny Devito) (Creator/DannyDeVito) along with his wife, Tia (Kristin Chenoweth) (Film/KristinChenoweth) and two twin daughters Emily (Kelly Aldridge) and Ashley (Sabrina Aldridge) move in to the only home just across the street. Buddy's daughters have discovered and show him that you can view houses from space with a place called "My Earth" which is very much like "Google Earth." He is upset, though, that for some reason, their house doesn't appear, even though the Finches house does. It could be that their house has not been there very long and there never was a new satellite picture update taken of that place since. So, contrary to ones who would prefer privacy and that their homes remain unable to be captured by satellite, Buddy gets this obsession about wanting to get their house visible from space. So, Buddy gets this crazy idea that to get their house visible from space, he would have to garnish their home with Christmas lights. From that point on, because of how the bright lights and his whole showy Christmas display he goes as far as gets to Steve and even worse disrupt his intended Christmas traditions, things go for the worse between Buddy and Steve even to the point of practically wrecking their relationship as new neighbors. And much to their annoyed wives the only question is will they ever be able to patch that up?
15th Feb '15 5:00:49 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WilhelmScream: Overheard when Buddy's house of lights is finally visible from space, overloading the display screens of the watching TV news crew.
21st Oct '14 10:17:09 AM XFllo
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* ButtMonkey: Steve Finch.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Steve, who's increasingly brazen attempts to exact revenge on Buddy make him no better than the new neighbor who has caused him so much angst with his light show. Also, this after the ice-skating competition:
** Steve: ''(To Buddy)'' "Fine! But the last time I looked at the satellite pictures, still couldn't see your house. Not a flicker! Not a blip! How's that feel, huh? How's it feel to be invisible?! Huh? Huh?!" ''(Cut to Buddy walking away forlorn)''

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Steve, who's increasingly brazen attempts to exact revenge on OverthetopChristmasDecorations: Buddy make him no better than the new neighbor who has caused him so much angst with Hall's goal is to have his Christmas light show. Also, this after the ice-skating competition:
** Steve: ''(To Buddy)'' "Fine! But the last time I looked at the satellite pictures, still couldn't see your house. Not a flicker! Not a blip! How's that feel, huh? How's it feel to be invisible?! Huh? Huh?!" ''(Cut to Buddy walking away forlorn)''
display seen from ''space''.
2nd Oct '14 8:23:32 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Steve, who's increasingly brazen attempts to exact revenge on Buddy make him no better than the new neighbor who has caused him so much angst with his light show. Also, this after the ice-skating competition:
** Steve: ''(To Buddy)'' "Fine! But the last time I looked at the satellite pictures, still couldn't see your house. Not a flicker! Not a blip! How's that feel, huh? How's it feel to be invisible?! Huh? Huh?!" ''(Cut to Buddy walking away forlorn)''
25th Dec '13 12:35:03 PM StFan
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A 2006 Christmas comedy film. Matthew Broderick stars as Dr. Steve Finch, an eye doctor with a wife, Kelly (Kristen Davis) and two children, a teenaged daughter named Madison (Alia Shawcat), and a preteen son named Carter (Dylan Blue). Steve is adamant about his Christmas traditions, even to the point of it doing more harm than good for his family and everybody else involved. His Christmas tradition plans start spiraling down the tubes when his new neighbor, Buddy Hall (Danny Devito) along with his wife, Tia (Kristin Chenoweth) and two twin daughters Emily (Kelly Aldridge) and Ashley (Sabrina Aldridge) move in to the only home just across the street. Buddy's daughters have discovered and show him that you can view houses from space with a place called "My Earth" which is very much like "Google Earth." He is upset, though, that for some reason, their house doesn't appear, even though the Finches house does. It could be that their house has not been there very long and there never was a new satellite picture update taken of that place since. So, contrary to ones who would prefer privacy and that their homes remain unable to be captured by satellite, Buddy gets this obsession about wanting to get their house visible from space. So, Buddy gets this crazy idea that to get their house visible from space, he would have to garnish their home with Christmas lights. From that point on, because of how the bright lights and his whole showy Christmas display he goes as far as gets to Steve and even worse disrupt his intended Christmas traditions, things go for the worse between Buddy and Steve even to the point of practically wrecking their relationship as new neighbors. And much to their annoyed wives the only question is will they ever be able to patch that up?

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A '''''Deck the Halls''''' is a 2006 Christmas comedy film. Matthew Broderick stars as Dr. Steve Finch, an eye doctor with a wife, Kelly (Kristen Davis) and two children, a teenaged daughter named Madison (Alia Shawcat), and a preteen son named Carter (Dylan Blue). Steve is adamant about his Christmas traditions, even to the point of it doing more harm than good for his family and everybody else involved. His Christmas tradition plans start spiraling down the tubes when his new neighbor, Buddy Hall (Danny Devito) along with his wife, Tia (Kristin Chenoweth) and two twin daughters Emily (Kelly Aldridge) and Ashley (Sabrina Aldridge) move in to the only home just across the street. Buddy's daughters have discovered and show him that you can view houses from space with a place called "My Earth" which is very much like "Google Earth." He is upset, though, that for some reason, their house doesn't appear, even though the Finches house does. It could be that their house has not been there very long and there never was a new satellite picture update taken of that place since. So, contrary to ones who would prefer privacy and that their homes remain unable to be captured by satellite, Buddy gets this obsession about wanting to get their house visible from space. So, Buddy gets this crazy idea that to get their house visible from space, he would have to garnish their home with Christmas lights. From that point on, because of how the bright lights and his whole showy Christmas display he goes as far as gets to Steve and even worse disrupt his intended Christmas traditions, things go for the worse between Buddy and Steve even to the point of practically wrecking their relationship as new neighbors. And much to their annoyed wives the only question is will they ever be able to patch that up?up?



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23rd Dec '13 2:15:32 PM JIKTV
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BerserkButton: When Steve putting up with Buddy's lights and music just across the street during sleep hours gets to the point where he finally goes downtown in the middle of the night to purchase illegal fireworks so he could set them off at Buddy's house hoping to scare him witless. [[spoiler: Later on, as he manages to end up destroying his own home with the last of the fireworks after managing to set some off at Buddy's house as planned, we discovers that it turns out that Buddy was not even home when all of that happened, because Tia had walked out on him that night over being aggravated at him primarily for pawning a valuable heirloom of hers to pay off his lights and show, and Buddy spent all night at where she went trying to get her attention.]]

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* BerserkButton: When Steve putting up with Buddy's lights and music just across the street during sleep hours gets to the point where he finally goes downtown in the middle of the night to purchase illegal fireworks so he could set them off at Buddy's house hoping to scare him witless. [[spoiler: Later on, as he manages to end up destroying his own home with the last of the fireworks after managing to set some off at Buddy's house as planned, we discovers that it turns out that Buddy was not even home when all of that happened, because Tia had walked out on him that night over being aggravated at him primarily for pawning a valuable heirloom of hers to pay off his lights and show, and Buddy spent all night at where she went trying to get her attention.]]
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