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* BigBrotherBully: Brad's brothers tackle him and insult him for making more money than them and Kate's sister Courtney teases her about her childhood nickname "Cootie Kate".
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kate's relatives appear to be lovely, perky people but are pretty insensitive to Kate's feelings and make fun of her.
* BrattyHalfPint: Brad's nephews roughhouse and greet Brad by being rude towards him and only show appreciation after they get an [=XBox=] as a Christmas gift.

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* BigBrotherBully: Brad's brothers tackle him and insult him for making more money than them them, and Kate's sister Courtney teases her about her childhood nickname "Cootie Kate".
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kate's relatives appear to be lovely, perky people people, but are pretty insensitive to Kate's feelings and make fun of her.
* BrattyHalfPint: BrattyHalfPint:
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Brad's nephews roughhouse and greet Brad by being rude towards him and only show appreciation after they get an [=XBox=] as a Christmas gift.



* ChristmasEpisode

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* DysfunctionalFamily: '''TIMES FOUR''', Kate's mother is [[HotForPreacher dating a pastor]], her sister Courtney has a new baby and is already pregnant again, Brad's mother is [[MayDecemberRomance dating a younger man]] [[spoiler: who also happens to be Brad's high school friend.]].

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* DysfunctionalFamily: '''TIMES FOUR''', Kate's mother is [[HotForPreacher dating a pastor]], her sister Courtney has a new baby and is already pregnant again, Brad's mother is [[MayDecemberRomance dating a younger man]] [[spoiler: who also happens to be Brad's high school friend.]]. ]]



* FormerlyFat: Kate is a svelte adult in the film but her family reveals she was obese in childhood to Brad.

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* FormerlyFat: Kate is a svelte adult in the film film, but her family reveals she was obese in childhood to Brad.



* NeverTrustATrailer: The theatrical trailer made the film look like a ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''-esque race to visit four families in time despite a canceled flight when the actual premise of the movie is that they have to visit four families ''because'' of the canceled flight.
* PregnancyTestPlot: [[spoiler: Kate borrows one to see if she's pregnant which is implied to be negative.]]

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The theatrical trailer made the film look like a ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''-esque race to visit four families in time despite a canceled flight flight, when the actual premise of the movie is that they have to visit four families ''because'' of the canceled flight.
* PregnancyTestPlot: [[spoiler: Kate borrows one to see if she's pregnant pregnant, which is implied to be negative.]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kate's relatives appear to be lovely, perky people but are pretty insensitive to Kate's feelings and make fun of her.


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* FormerlyFat: Kate is a svelte adult in the film but her family reveals she was obese in childhood to Brad.

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* BackToBackPoster: The poster features protagonists Brad and Kate in this configuration, both tied together with ribbon, and Kate standing on presents to make up their considerable height difference.


* EmbarrassingFirstName: It's revealed that Brad's real name is [[spoiler: Orlando]] and his brothers reveal that they were named [[spoiler: [[{{Sqick}} after they were conceived.]]]]

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: It's revealed that Brad's real name is [[spoiler: Orlando]] and his brothers reveal that they were named [[spoiler: [[{{Sqick}} after [[spoiler:after they were conceived.]]]]]]


* VomitIndiscretionShot: Twice, when Kate's nephew spits up on her and again when [[spoiler: Kate's newborn daughter]] does the same.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Twice, when Kate's nephew spits up on her and again when [[spoiler: Kate's their newborn daughter]] does the same.


* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: In the final scene Kate gives birth to a [[BabyNewYear baby girl on New Year's Day]]]].
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: In the final scene Kate gives birth to a [[BabyNewYear baby girl on New Year's Day]]]].
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* BiTheWay:
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BigBrotherBully: Brad's brothers tackle him and insult him for making more money than them and Kate's sister Courtney teases her about her childhood nickname "Cootie Kate".
* BrattyHalfPint: Brad's nephews roughhouse and greet Brad by being rude towards him and only show appreciation after they get an [=XBox=] as a Christmas gift.
** Kate's niece Kasi takes [[spoiler: Kate's pregnancy test]], causing Kate to chase Kasi in a bouncy house.
* {{Call Back}}: Kate's infant nephew spits up on her while she holds him, the same thing happens at the end of the film [[spoiler: after Kate and Brad's baby is born]], both times Brad becomes nauseous.
* ChasteToons: Brad and Kate are this, with three nephews and two nieces between them [[spoiler: until Kate gives birth to a daughter at the end of in the final scene.]]
* ChristmasEpisode



* DysfunctionalFamily: '''TIMES FOUR''', Kate's mother is [[HotForPreacher dating a pastor]], her sister Courtney has a new baby and is already pregnant again, Brad's mother is [[MayDecemberRomance dating a younger man]] [[spoiler: who also happens to be Brad's high school friend.]].
* EmbarrassingFirstName: It's revealed that Brad's real name is [[spoiler: Orlando]] and his brothers reveal that they were named [[spoiler: [[{{Sqick}} after they were conceived.]]]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Kate's sister Courtney reveals that Kate was called "Cootie Kate".



* NeverTrustATrailer: The theatrical trailer made the film look like a ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''-esque race to visit four families in time despite a canceled flight, when the actual premise of the movie is that they have to visit four families ''because'' of the canceled flight.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The theatrical trailer made the film look like a ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''-esque race to visit four families in time despite a canceled flight, flight when the actual premise of the movie is that they have to visit four families ''because'' of the canceled flight.flight.
* PregnancyTestPlot: [[spoiler: Kate borrows one to see if she's pregnant which is implied to be negative.]]
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Twice, when Kate's nephew spits up on her and again when [[spoiler: Kate's newborn daughter]] does the same.


* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOther: Near the end of the movie. After three dysfunctional divorced parents and their siblings, they finally reach Kate's father, who revealed that he and his wife divorced because he was so committed to his job that he couldn't make the time. Also, unlike the other three parents; he is actually very remorseful of the decisions he made and regrets them daily. Surprisingly somber for a comedy movie.

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOther: TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Near the end of the movie. After three dysfunctional divorced parents and their siblings, they finally reach Kate's father, who revealed that he and his wife divorced because he was so committed to his job that he couldn't make the time. Also, unlike the other three parents; he is actually very remorseful of the decisions he made and regrets them daily. Surprisingly somber for a comedy movie.


* TheLastOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOther: Near the end of the movie. After three dysfunctional divorced parents and their siblings, they finally reach Kate's father, who revealed that he and his wife divorced because he was so committed to his job that he couldn't make the time. Also, unlike the other three parents; he is actually very remorseful of the decisions he made and regrets them daily. Surprisingly somber for a comedy movie.

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* TheLastOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOther: TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOther: Near the end of the movie. After three dysfunctional divorced parents and their siblings, they finally reach Kate's father, who revealed that he and his wife divorced because he was so committed to his job that he couldn't make the time. Also, unlike the other three parents; he is actually very remorseful of the decisions he made and regrets them daily. Surprisingly somber for a comedy movie.


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* ChasteToons:

* DinnerAndAShow:

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* DinnerAndAShow:DinnerAndAShow: The film featured the protagonists being forced to suffer through four meals with four dysfunctional families they usually left the city to avoid over Christmas.
* ExperimentedInCollege: This is intimated after Kate's sister tells Brad about the bullying Kate went through during their childhood.
-->"My husband and I tell each other all our embarrassing secrets. He knows I slept with the entire water polo team in college, just like I know he experimented with men."
* TheLastOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOther: Near the end of the movie. After three dysfunctional divorced parents and their siblings, they finally reach Kate's father, who revealed that he and his wife divorced because he was so committed to his job that he couldn't make the time. Also, unlike the other three parents; he is actually very remorseful of the decisions he made and regrets them daily. Surprisingly somber for a comedy movie.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The theatrical trailer made the film look like a ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''-esque race to visit four families in time despite a canceled flight, when the actual premise of the movie is that they have to visit four families ''because'' of the canceled flight.
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: In the final scene Kate gives birth to a [[BabyNewYear baby girl on New Year's Day]]]].
* BiTheWay:


Brad (Creator/VinceVaughn) and Kate (Creator/ReeseWitherspoon)

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Brad (Creator/VinceVaughn) and Kate (Creator/ReeseWitherspoon)(Creator/ReeseWitherspoon) are planning to spend Christmas in Fiji in order to escape their dysfunctional families, however, their vacation plans derail when their flight is delayed due to fog and they're forced to celebrate Christmas with their respective families with hilariously disastrous results.

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[{{Tagline}} Four families, one day, no mercy.]]]]

Brad (Creator/VinceVaughn) and Kate (Creator/ReeseWitherspoon)

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