Buddy Hall (Danny DeVito) and Steve Finch (Matthew Broderick) are two neighbors in the small town of Cloverdale, New England. It's the Christmas season and both men are determined to out do the other when it comes to decorating their home for the holiday. Steve's wife, Kelly (Kristin Davis), and their two children Madison (Alia Shawkat) and Carter (Dylan Blue) don't share the same enthusiasm as dad. They've grown quit tired of the effort put into decorating their home. Steve has always been known as the king of Christmas but when Buddy moves in and decorates his house with enough lights to be seen by outer space, Steve feels challenged and the two start a war to see who can out do the other.
The Hall's Tia (Kristin Chenoweth) wife and mother, and daughters Emily (Sabrina Aldridge) and Ashley (Kelly Aldridge), welcome the attention while the Finch's are driven insane.
20th Century Fox Distribution
Director: John Whitesell
Writers: Don Rhymer, Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Producers: Arnon Milchan, Michael Costigan, John Whitesell