From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Almost Christmas

An extended family reunites for the holidays and must survive their time at home in the hilarious Almost Christmas, arriving on Digital HD January 24, 2017 and on Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on February 7, 2017from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride AlongThink Like a Man series), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch (Danny GloverLethal Weapon Series, Shooter) who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle!  With exclusive bonus content including a gag reel, Monique’s “Aunt May” unplugged, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, and more, Almost Christmas serves year-round laughs for all.

Starring alongside Glover is a stellar comedic ensemble cast, including Mo’Nique (Precious, “The Parkers”), J.B Smoove (Barbershop: The Next Cut, Date Night), Gabrielle Union (Think Like a Man Too, “Being Mary Jane”), Jessie T. Usher (When the Game Stands TallIndependence Day: Resurgence) and Omar Epps (“Shooter,” “House”). Hailed as “hilarious and heartwarming” (Ebony), Almost Christmas brings home the joy of family.

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  • Even More Gags
  • Aunt May Unplugged– The Queen of comedy lets it rip.  
  • Home for the Holidays– Go behind-the scenes with the cast of Almost Christmas
    • Meet the Family– Go behind-the scenes with the cast of Almost Christmas
    • Fun on Set– A compilation of all the fun moments from production.
    • Coming Home– Cast and crew talk about the importance of the house in the film.
    • The ATL!- A look at what makes shooting in Atlanta so special. 
    • Composing Christmas – The director and composer have a conversation about scoring Almost Christmas.
  • The Director Diaries– Director David E. Talbert shows viewers how he created Almost Christmas.
  • Walter Meyer’s Sweet Potato Pie– Danny Glover talks about the best way to make sweet potato pie.
  • My Favorite Scene Is…The cast talks about their favorite scene in Almost Christmas.
  • Working with Actors- Director David E. Talbert shares his thoughts on directing actors.

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