Surviving Christmas
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2004
Director: Mike Mitchell
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 678149-195224
Running time: 1:31 (91 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 21, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#657)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 07, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
It's madness, mischief and mayhem when rich executive Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) decides to rent himself a family for the holidays. Tired of spending Christmas alone, Drew makes the Valcos (James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate and Catherine O'Hara) an offer they should have refused. Now their annoying guest and his outrageous demands are turning their Noel into a nightmare in this hilarious slapstick comedy that puts the fun in family dysfunction.
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • DreamWorks Pictures
 • Tall Trees Productions
 • LivePlanet
Media Companies:
 • DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Mike Mitchell....Director
Writing
Deborah Kaplan....Story By
Harry Elfont....Story By
Deborah Kaplan....Screenwriter
Harry Elfont....Screenwriter
Jeffrey Ventimilia....Screenwriter
Joshua Sternin....Screenwriter
Production
Patricia Whitcher....Executive Producer
Jenno Topping....Producer
Betty Thomas....Producer
Cinematography
Peter Collister....Director of Photography
Tom Priestley Jr.....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Craig McKay....Film Editor
Music
Randy Edelman....Composer
Sound
Willie Burton....Production Sound Mixer
J. Paul Huntsman....Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Fleischman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Eric Flickinger....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Mary Jane Fort....Costume Designer
Caroline Hanania....Production Designer
Sue Chan....Art Director
Tom Ryba....Visual Effects
Gala Autumn....Costume Designer
Kimberly Greene....Make-up Artist
Tammy Ashmore....Make-up Artist
John E. Jackson....Make-up Artist
Visual Effects by Blackbox
William Robbins....Visual Effects
Cast
Ben Affleck....Drew Latham
James Gandolfini....Tom Valco
Christina Applegate....Alicia Valco
Catherine O'Hara....Christine Valco
Josh Zuckerman....Brian Valco
Bill Macy....Doo-Dah
Jennifer Morrison....Missy Vangilder
Udo Kier....Heinrich
David Selby....Horace Vangilder
Stephanie Faracy....Letitia Vangilder
Stephen Root....Dr. Freeman
Sy Richardson....Doo-Dah Understudy
Tangie Ambrose....Kathryn
John BJ Bryant....Cabbie
Peter Jason....Suit
Phill Lewis....Levine the Lawyer
Tumbleweed....Santa
Kate Hendrickson....Santa's Photographer
Bridgette Ho....Five Year Old
Hailey Noelle Johnson....Little Girl
Sean Marquette....Older Brother
Freeman Twins
Caitlin Fein
Amanda Fein
Kent Osborne....Marley
Bill Saito....Christmas Past
Michael Patrick Bell....Christmas Present
Amy Halloran....Fanny
Joshua Siegel....Young Scrooge
K. Troy Zestos....Chad
Sonya Eddy....Security Lady
Smalls....Security Man
Ron Karabatsos....Deli Man
Wynn Irwin....Customer
Angela Gacad....Cute Girl at Play
Tom Kenny....Man Wrapping Gift
Joan Blair....Lonely Lady
John Carter Brown....Depressed Donator
William Thomas, Jr.....Choir Director
Choir
Karen Furno
Linda Kerns
Cynthia Marty
Melanie Taylor
Precious McCall
Anika Noni Rose
David Atkinson
Reynaldo Duran
Michael Kosik
Elves
Jon Simanton
Allison Queal
Kacie Borrowman