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First Trailer For Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas' Arrives

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 25, 2013 7:21 PM
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A Madea Christmas

Just when you thought it was going to be a Madea-free year... not-so fast my friends!

It should be clear by now that Tyler Perry is good for at least 2 movies a year. His Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor did decent box office (relative to budget) over the course of its theatrical run that started in March.

And he'll be taking us out of 2013 with a second movie set for release just in time for the Christmas holiday (December 13) - this one titled Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, which Perry is of course writing, directing and starring in, along with Tika SumpterChad Michael MurrayLarry the Cable GuyKathy NajimyEric Lively and Anna Maria Horsford to name a few.

Here's the official synopsis from Lionsgate:

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

I'll take a wild guess and say that the surprise is that the daughter (probably Tika Sumpter's role) is in a relationship with a white man (Chad Michael Murray). Just a guess...

By the way, there was rumor going around that YouTube celeb Sweet Brown (of "Ain't nobody got time for that" fame) has a role in the film, but nothing's been confirmed. One thing I will say is that Tyler Perry did post the original video of her that went viral, on his Facebook page last year, saying that it had him "in stiches" from laughing so hard. So he's certainly been aware of her; meaning, he could very well have indeed cast her, likely in a cameo type of role.

But we'll see eventually... 

Here's your first look at the film via a 1-minute teaser trailer:

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  • Ghost | September 27, 2013 8:37 PMReply

    A few things-all the white folks in this films are NOT nonames. White folks know who they are especially considering 2 were on tv shows that lasted 9+ years and are constantly appearing somewhere. All Tyler is doing is trying to attract white folks to his product.

    " If a significant number of people were actually interested in these things, different kinds of movies would be popular. They aren't. Why do you suppose that is?

    It can't get popular if you do it ever 9 months to 3 years. Tyler does movies what 2-3 times a year and when you have folk DESPERATE for anything that looks like them-he wins out no matter what. You see his stuff. Others you have to HUNT for any information or come here to find out about it. Then you have to go on a Star Trek to see it in a movie theater or find it on DVD.

    What good is a movie that strays from Tyler's standard film if you have to wait 3-7 years to see it? That's why you see so many Tyler Lite films like Think Like a Simp-I mean Man or anything from TD Jakes.

    Why Beasts of the Southern Wild & Frutivile have to take the harder road to get attention.

    When some studio starts pumping out anti Tyler standard film with "better" quality and start taking profit from him-Tyler will go all out to improve. Right now he has no reason.

  • Rocket | September 26, 2013 6:18 PMReply

    This post should net at least 50 comments.

  • mantan | September 27, 2013 8:07 PM

    it's pointless to discuss tyler perry anymore.

    it simply is what it is.

  • Akimbo | September 27, 2013 2:01 AM

    Eh, there's no heat here, no passion; just a few people arguing with one person. It take more than just Tyler's name to set a post off.

  • CareyCarey | September 26, 2013 2:44 PMReply


    I am going to give all of you the benefit of doubt and assume you have an educational background. So I know (or will assume) you'll have an understanding of what I am about to say.

    Listen, all of you have based your arguments on negrotoid propositional fallacies.

    What... don't tell me I've made my move too soon in assuming y'all would understand what that means? Okay... in case you're not smarter than a 5th grader, a propositional fallacy is an error in logic that concerns compound propositions. For a compound proposition to be true, the truth values of its constituent parts must satisfy the relevant logical connectives which occur in it. Therefore, in this case, your logic/inferences/opinions are nowhere close to being correct, and thus, are not logically guaranteed to yield true conclusions.

    Examples: " A true artist practicing his or her craft seeks to improve on past performance, or push him or herself, with new projects" ... "In the have/have nots Tyler Perry is a cultural batterer" ... "Tyler don't like women"

    Really y'all... a "true artist" does what? And Tyler don't like women???

    You clowns are OUTTA HERE! That's right, take those negrotoid propositional fallicies straight to the junk yard... or to your nearest barbershop debate.

  • CC | September 26, 2013 2:47 PM

    If you ever get Tyler's nuts out of your mouth we know the world will end. lol

  • FactChecker | September 26, 2013 12:58 PMReply

    Marie, certainly makes a very valid point. A true artist practicing his or her craft seeks to improve on past performance, or push him or herself, with new projects. Perry is repetitive in
    everything he produces, only he dresses it up to look like something else (this is what's known as a wolf in sheep's clothing). ...And, sadly, there is a large audience (because he does have a faithful choir) for, as Marie puts it, "religious morality," with no interest or understanding of true storytelling, plot, or character development. ...One only wonders if TP where white and everything were the same, would his work garner a similar audience? ...

  • Miles Ellison | September 26, 2013 10:29 PM

    There are lots of people in Hollywood who do the same thing. Perry succeeds because what he does is what audiences like. If Perry's audience has no interest in craft, artistry, performance improvement, storytelling, plot, or character development, why should he? If a significant number of people were actually interested in these things, different kinds of movies would be popular. They aren't. Why do you suppose that is?

  • Marie | September 26, 2013 10:50 AMReply

    Something about Perry that I've always found curious is that he's a prolific filmmaker who seems to have zero interest, respect or understanding of his chosen profession. I've never heard him talk about his film influences. Yes, he sings the praises of Sidney Poitier and Cicely Tyson as seminal black actors, but I've never heard him talk about FILMS that have influenced or inspired him. I'm convinced that Perry is not an artist which is why I find it impossible to respect him and his success. Instead, he's a religious morality pusher recovering from childhood abuse who uses the stage and film to peddle his myopic message to the masses. That's the only way I can explain the complete lack of improvement in his work over the course of 10+ films.

  • sthn | September 26, 2013 2:46 PM

    Throw your support to Tyler rather than Christopher Nolen. Just cause Miley Cyrus has the number one song on billboard, doesn't mean she is talented my brotha.

  • CareyCarey | September 26, 2013 2:24 PM

    Don't tell me to shut up! Tyler is an outstanding filmmaker and you can't stand the fact white people like him! White people liking him is important and I will support as long as he keeps them happy. If you can't take my support then that's your damn problem isn't it?! Tyler is a mans man and I love him!

  • Stefan | September 26, 2013 2:03 PM

    How do you figure he has zero understanding of his profession? It's called showBUSINESS and that is what he understands, BUSINESS. He knows his intended market, and know how to market to them. He wouldn't talk about his "film influences", because he isn't a DP. From a Director standpoint, he does things his way, his movies don't come from an "artistic" view, it's from a storytelling view, straight and to the point. He tells the stories he wants to tell, if you want artistic go see Star Trek or some other film. I don't see people complaining about Will Farrell movies with no "artistic" view.

  • sthn | September 26, 2013 2:03 PM

    I'm glad someone is using your name. But are you CC or careycarey? Your right Tyler is improving. Improving in:

    1. In the have/have nots Tyler Perry is a cultural batterer: the cultural equivalent of an unrepentant wife-batterer. Why, you ask? Well, let’s see. In under 15 minutes of episode one there were three Black women: Hanna, a maid, who speaks like she just left the plantation; Veronica, a rich black lady bitch, who throws her coat and hat at the maid; and Candace, the maid’s daughter, a scheming, conniving prostitute who tells people the mom is dead, later can be seen raising her hand to her mom, has her own son who is God knows where, is allegedly in law school, but paying for it by questionable means, and ultimately by the closing scene of episode two can be seen raping the white patriarch/politician.

    2. I’m so sick and tired of each one of these movies Tyler makes featuring some woman who is lost in the world until some God fearing, blue collar Black man can be her savior. It’s getting old at this point. The women are always put in positions of weakness with the only logical solution being for them to need the assistance of a man to find answers. i.e. Tyler don't like women. (They didn't protect me when I was young. Wahhhhhhhhhhh)

    3. Tyler makes a movie where a woman is clearly raped and no one says anything about it. It was a very key part of the movie and Tyler just skipped right on over it and so did we. It’s obvious that the only people held accountable for promoting “rape culture” are people in Hip Hop and/or politics. Good job Tyler!

    4. Tyler has issues with people who aren’t Christians or Christians who make mistakes.

    Yes Tyler is improving well! And that's the truth ruth!

    (This post in no way has any representation with spike lee)

  • CC | September 26, 2013 1:54 PM

    STHN, I see you've grown a pair and decided to use your own name this time. Good boy, you're movin' on up. Now, one more time, tell us about Tyler's nut sack.

  • sthn | September 26, 2013 1:19 PM

    @carey carey SHUT UP!

  • CareyCarey | September 26, 2013 12:17 PM

    REALLY!!!??? Perry is not an artist? That's unadulterated POPPYCOCK

    Listen, saying Tyler Perry is not an artist is akin to saying Paula Patton can not act and Zoe Saldana is not black. Zoe will always be black in the eyes and definition of many, and Paula Patton IS an actor. Get it?

    Look, Tyler may not fit your vision, or your thin definition of an artist but, he is (without a doubt) producing art. And, it appears it's y'all who lacks the understanding of his chosen profession, not Tyler. Which is, by the way, the business of entertainment.... which (on several levels) he's always improving.

  • Donella | September 26, 2013 11:06 AM

    This has always puzzled me. Why Perry's work has not improved. I could never figure out why his output seemed to decline rather than improve in quality. If I were to speculate, I would say that he's spreading himself too thin. It may be time to slow the conveyor belt.

  • Donella | September 26, 2013 8:15 AMReply

    Saw the stage play, which was enjoyable.

    Would be nice if Perry selected more of the stage cast for the movie versions because sometimes, the acting doesn't measure up.

    I don't know if Tamar and Cheryl Pepsi just don't want the shot or if Perry makes a marketing decision, but something gets lost from the stage to the screen.

    Also, Perry should stop using Madea as a prop to lecture people on how to raise children since, to my knowledge, he hasn't raised any. I watched Madea Gets a Job and wanted to press mute every time Madea (Perry) went on a rant about other people's kids.

  • CC | September 26, 2013 9:26 AM

    "Perry should stop using Madea as a prop to lecture people"

    But isn't that his shtick... his bread and butter if you will? His preachings are trite cautionary advise which seems to have a shade tree prophet's effect on the audience. You know, he predicts something will happen if one doesn't do this or that... then BAM, there it is.

    For example, in Madea Gets a Job he preaches to Cheryl Pepsi about "relationships". Then, low and behold, that dude with the donut in his afro comes in her life... BAM, love connection and the crowd sucks it up.

  • FactChecker | September 25, 2013 8:37 PMReply

    Although TP has said he wants to put away the dress, he clearly doesn't or why else would he continue to make these Madea movies?

    Because the talent in this movie is so thin (read: all character actors who have never had a lead role in film or TV), aside from Madea diehards, what would possibly be the draw for the rest of the movie-going public to shell out $12?

  • CareyCarey | September 25, 2013 10:55 PM

    I see the moniker bandit has struck again. Hey buddy, there's only one CareyCarey and you're a piss-poor substitute, so stop using my name. But if there's something about Tyler's nuts that you'd like to share, spit it out and don't be afraid to use your own name.

  • CareyCarey | September 25, 2013 10:17 PM

    Hey don't hate! Tyler is a great filmmaker and this film will gross a crap load of money hater! Tyler may not be perfect and his balls may be a bit salty, but the man can make a dollar! That's the name of the game!

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