Four Christmases

Synopsis: Brad and Kate have been together three years, in love, having fun, doing all sorts of things together with no intention of marriage or children. Christmas morning, they're on their way to Fiji, having told their two sets of divorced parents that they're off to do charity work. Through a fluke, they have no choice but to visit each of their four idiosyncratic parents. As the day progresses, Brad and Kate remember growing up, each learns more about the other, and Kate realizes that her life may not be as good as it could be. Do they know each other well enough to weather the storms families bring?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Seth Gordon
Production: New Line Cinema
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min





My name is Kent.

What's your name?


Daphne. Beautiful name.

It sounds like the

name of a flower.

Obviously I know that it's

not a flower, but it could be.

I like the flowers.

Smelling them, stuff like that.

Sending them to people.

Where are you from?



I am a big fan of it.

I'm a... Who isn't, right?

You're close to the city...

...and you can really enjoy it.

But also it has

a small town feel.

-Did you go to school there?

-Yeah. I went to Wesslam.

That's a great school.

-What's your major?


It's great.

Those are really beautiful

earrings, by the way.

Nice job complementing...

I'll stop you right there.

Because on paper

you've done everything right.

Took an interest

in my personal history.

You've complemented

my accessories.

Blah, blah, blah.

If we'd met in college, our

relationship would've developed.

Which I'd come to regret.

I'd find out...

...that you're just as boring

in the bedroom... you've been during

this awful conversation.

Okay, Daphne...

If I wanted a nice

sexual pen pal...'d be on my list.

We'd just l-chat all night.

LOL. Tickles.

But unfortunately, that's

not what I'm looking for.

I want a man whose

hand doesn't shake...

...when he puts it up my shirt.

Do you know what I'm saying?


Daphne, if I could just...

Save it, Kent.

I'm not looking for a BFF.

Daphne, please.

B*tch, I'm talking to you!

-What did you call me?

-I didn't stutter.

You sure can talk the talk,

you crazy little slut.

But, can you

deliver the goodies?

I don't give a damn

about Connecticut.

I hate those cheap buildings.

I'm from North Dakota and this

is how we handle our business... the vice and state,


Get your hands off me.

I'll take you to your knees

in this bar.


Hold on, angel crossing!

Angel crossing!

Get on it. Here we come.

Watch out!

What a beautiful view.

So, this is where you live?

This is where

you live too, honey. Come on.

What do you think

about Daphne?

-I really liked Daphne.

-You did?


-Definitely naughty.

She's a lot naughty,

but in the fun way.


Did you like him?

-Kent was hot.


I like those glasses,

nice touch.

You want to try

on the planes vibe?

Like an angry cowboy

who drives a van.


-But has ninja equipment...

...back in his apartment.

A lot's happening.

-You know?


Like a transformer.

-I'd like to meet Kent again.

-Yeah, come here.

Toothpaste and all.

-I love you, Kate.

-I love you.

You are the best girl

in the whole world.

Let's get this off of you.

That was fun.

-That feels good.

-It's the acupressure.


-No, I just like to rub it.

This stuff is connected to

stuff inside your tummy.

-I know.

-Push the wrong...

-Know what that's for?

-Until later.


When's the big day?

I'm sorry?

We're getting married in the

spring in South Carolina.

-Yeah, what about you?

-We're not getting married.

So, why do you take

the dance classes?

We do a lot of stuff together.

That's one.

Yeah, it's fun.

Can't think of what

we don't do together.

Why you

don't wanna get married?


-We are happy.

-We're happy.


I love her.

Marriage brings pressure...

...and stress in stuff.

Don't want our relationship

to be work.

We're together

'cause we enjoy it.

Not because we have to.

There's a reason that they

use the expressions:

"Tying the knot"

or "Ball and chain".

Know the

words of a ceremony?

"l promise to obey."

Or "Till death do us part."

I'd rather be like stuck

on an island...

...with some weird millionaire

trying to kill me...

...and trying to escape

than be... something with that.

That's a time bomb.

So, what about children?

You do want to make them, no?

-No, no.


I don't wanna make them.

It just don't want to be

responsible for this kid...

...and disappoint them.

Yeah, that's our families.

We're both from

divorced families.

We've seen it. We don't

need to repeat the pattern.

But anyway, congratulations

on getting married.

That's a cool thing.

To each their own.

Yeah, absolutely.

-Merry Christmas.

-Merry Christmas!


-Big-bad Brad!


-How are you?

-Look at this. How are you?

You remember

my girlfriend.

-How are you? Good to see you.


What are you guys

doing for Christmas?

We got the entire

family flying in.

to how gifted my nieces are.

My brother thinks his daughter,

the four year old... gonna be the next Beyonce.

She is bad and she sucks.

I'm vacationing in tropical

Albany this year...

...with Tricia's family.

They got us a cot,

which is awesome.

We'll end up sleeping...

...on the couch

in the basement with cats.

All seven of them.

We'll get to be there

the whole week.

Sounds like

a prison sentence.

Why put

yourselves through that?

It's Christmas, right?

Don't you have to?

We don't need to do it.

We don't.

We don't do it.

-We're done.

-Why, what are you doing?

-We're going to Fiji. Just us.




Don't your families

get upset?

Not if you're doing

charity work.

Like building houses

in third world countries.

Teaching English

in Puerto Rico.

Helping orphans in Somalia.

Helping Chinese kids

capture lobsters.

Boil them, cut them,

clean the weird stuff out.

We find it that the more

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Matt Allen

Matt Allen (born October 23, 1977) is a former American football punter in the NFL who played for the New York Giants. He played college football at Troy State. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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