Christmas is coming early for Eddie Murphy, whose holiday movie Candy Cane Lane will premiere Friday, Dec. 1, exclusively on Prime Video, our sister site Variety reports.
Murphy plays Chris, who has his sights set on winning the neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. He unintentionally strikes a deal with an elf (Brittany Runs a Marathon‘s Jillian Bell) to improve his odds, and she in turn casts a spell that brings to life the 12 Days of Christmas, unleashing chaos on the town. It’s up to Chris to battle magical creatures and save the holiday for his family and his neighbors.
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Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) costars as Chris’ wife, Carol. (We see what you did there with the character names.) The cast also includes Ken Marino (Party Down, The Other Two), Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), Robin Thede (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Chris Redd (SNL), among others.
Candy Cane Lane was directed by Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang, House Party) from a script by Kelly Younger.
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