There Glows the Neighborhood

Deck the Halls is one of the worst Christmas movies ever made. Sporting a 6% on Rotten Tomatoes, Deck the Halls is all about decorating. I know there’s been a movie made about literally every facesit of Christmas, but come on. It just seemed like an excuse to use another famous Christmas carol as a title. I remember when Deck the Halls came out. It was part of three trailers that premiered on Nickelodeon. Night at the Museum, Eragon, and of course Deck the Halls. It didn’t make me want to see it then, so I begrudgingly saw it now. Call me crazy, but I didn’t totally hate it. Not that it isn’t filled with a hundred “roll your eyes” moments, gross out humor, and a lot of sexual innuendos for a family film. Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito play neighbors at war with one another. The previews may make it seem like their competing decorators, but it makes even less sense. DeVito’s character actually lights up his house so that it can be seen from Google Earth. Nothing they say can make that premise make sense. Despite how understandable his frustrations are, Broderick’s character comes across more as the jerk. Making Deck the Halls another “protagonist is a jerk the entire time before suddenly learning their lesson at the end” Christmas movie.


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