Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Includes English and dubbed French soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: HBO First Look: 'Surviving Christmas'; alternate opening sequence; storyboard gallery.
Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Zuckerman, Bill Macy, Jennifer Morrison, Udo Kier, David Selby.
Producers, Betty Thomas, Jenno Topping ; screenplay, Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont and Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin ; director, Mike Mitchell ; directors of photography, Peter Lyons Collister, Tom Priestley, Jr. ; art director, Sue Chan ; editor, Craig McKay ; music, Randy Edelman.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual content, language and a brief drug reference.
Drew Latham is a wealthy executive leading an empty, shallow life. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, Drew wants to revisit his old childhood home and possibly relive some of his old holiday memories. But when he arrives, he finds that the house where he was raised is now no longer the home he grew up in. Owned by another family, Drew offers a nice financial reward that has the family all a buzz. But is Drew's generous cash offer only the beginning of an annoying visitor or will everyone be able to find the true holiday spirit?