Deck the Halls (2006)

There glows the neighborhood

Blu-ray, 1h 33min
Rating: 5
Votes: 23811
Languages: English, German
Director: John Whitesell

Plots

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space. - Anonymous

Optometrist Steve Finch loves those Christmas traditions he has set up with his family and his town. As such, he has a schedule of activities for his family starting on December 1, and is the unofficial consultant for anything Christmas-related in his town of Cloverdale, Massachusetts. During the Christmas season, the Halls move into the house across the street from the Finches'. The Halls in general are different in outlook and temperament than the Finches. Unlike Steve, Buddy Hall scams his way through life and never follows through with anything he starts. While Kelly Finch and Tia Hall and their children begin friendships based largely on those differences, Steve and Buddy butt heads based on those differences. It begins with Buddy striving to have his house seen from outer space by decorating it as lavishly and brightly as possible. One of the results of Buddy's task is that he becomes the new go-to guy for anything Christmas-related in Cloverdale, usurping Steve's coveted position. As Steve and Buddy's open animosity grows, they may threaten the joy of Christmas for all, most specifically their families who have their own ideas of what they would like to do over the Christmas season. - Huggo

This holiday comedy centers around two neighbors in a small New England town who go to war when one of them decides to decorate his house with so many Christmas lights that they are visible from space. The neighborhood is turned upside-down as the families try to discover the true meaning of Christmas. - Jason Breslin