Nothing Like The Holidays

Synopsis: A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Overture
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

You have a safe flight, okay?

Hey, take care of

that daughter of yours.



Woman over P. A:
Ladies and gentlemen,

welcome to Chicago's O'Hare

International Airport.

Please check the overhead monitors

for flight arrival and departure times.

Please keep all personal items,

including luggage,

with you at all times.

Unattended luggage will be confiscated

by law enforcement officials.

May I have your attention please?

This is a gate change announcement.

- Jesse!

- Jesse! Jesse!

Oh, ho ho! Welcome back!

- Come on, man!

- Yeah, baby!

What's up?

You find any weapons of

mass destruction over there?

- You on Social Security yet, asshole?

- Yeah.

- Oh, man.

- How you doing, man?

- So good to see you, brother.

- So good to see you.

- Man, it's been too long.

- I know. I know, man.

- I missed you.

- You girls want to stop the fappy shit?

- It's happy hour, man.

- What?

- It's 11:

- Not in Amsterdam!

It's party time!

Grandpa, you

want to watch the road?

- Man:
Oh, look at that.

- Man #2:
Let me see, man.

- Oh, that's not bad.

- Man:
Not bad, bro.

- That gonna heal up real nice.

- Looks good, man.

- Man:
That's cool.

- Announcer:
Johnny's all deals.

- Oh! Oh oh! Oh!

- This is it.

This is the ad for the

store! Check it out.

- Check it out.

- Shh shh shh!

- Listen to this.

- Plasma screen TVs, at absolutely...

...rock bottom prices.

Excuse me, Mr. Sexy Voice Man,

but why are you standing in

the middle of the store... just your underwear?

- Man:
Who, me?

- Woman:
Mm-hmm. -

I'm just trying

- to give you 60".

- Oh!

That's so cheap! Yo yo yo, B,

you should see the honeys I've

got lined up for the next ad.

- Caliente.

- Oh, come on, Father Time.

You think that dye job in

your hair fools anybody?

Just 'cause your illegal

Mexican ass can't afford...

Old ass man.

I'm gonna tell you the

difference between me and you.

- What's that? You tell me.

- I'm legal.

You a wannabe legal.

Ouch. Yo, whoa whoa whoa.

Johnny, turn on Sacramento.

It's coming up pretty soon.

Wait. You want

your ma to kill us?

It'll be fine. Just turn on Sacramento

- when we get up there.

- Papo, what's the rush?

Your aunt's still pissed that we

were late to Mauricio's wedding.

Are you kidding me? You're

still harping on that?

The priest passed out from heat stroke!

Dude, everybody knows I need

- Otherwise it don't work.

- Road's coming up.

- Don't miss it.

- Let's hit the cuchi frito spot.

- Some bacaladitos maybe.

- Yeah, I'm hungry, bro.

- Johnny.

- Yo.

- Stop the car.

- Here?

- Yeah.

- What's up?

Are you crazy? It's

freaking cold out there.

I'm not gonna stop the car.

- Stop the car!

- I'm not getting out!

- It's cold!

- Johnny! Ozzy!

Come here, bro. What are you doing?

Oh, shit.

Welcome back, coz.

Welcome back.

Welcome back to Humble Park, man.

You feel sick? You don't look sick.

Are you sure this medicine

is not gonna make me drowsy?

- Hi, Edy.

- I don't want to fall asleep

at my girl's office party.

You're gonna be the most

beautiful woman there.

Thank you, Papi. I'll see you later.


- What?

- You know what, Don Juan.

If I didn't admire

her, she'd be insulted.

Please! Like you look at

Sister Maria here like that.

I wasn't always a nun.

Oh no.

Brother's even stealing Santa suits.

Why don't you sit on Santa's lap

and give me your wish list?

$1, one menthol.

Why don't you add 99 to that,

pay me back for the

Trinidad-Jones fight?

That fight was over a year ago.

I swear, I'm never betting

with you again, Spencer.

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Alison Swan

Alison Swan, is a black female filmmaker, writer, actor, campaign manager and real estate developer. Swan is a native of Bermuda, and is best known for her films Mixing Nia (1998) and Nothing Like The Holidays (2008). She co-wrote the film Nothing Like The Holiday with her husband and American born film producer Robert Teitel. She is a mother of two boys and was pregnant with her second son while writing the screen play for Nothing Like The Holidays, which she eventually sold to Overture Films. Her work gives insight into the lives of African and Latin American families and the social and ideological differences that distinguish them from traditional American norms. more…

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