How to Ruin the Holidays



Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Thu, Aug 17, 2023 9:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):91
Premiere Status:WORLD PREMIERE
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Amber Nash
Colin Mochrie
Luke Davis
Kate Lambert
Aisha Tyler
Ronny Chieng
Henry Zebrowski
Director:Arlen Konopaki
Executive Producer:Amber Nash
Lara Smith
Michael Khandelwal
Michael Robbins
Ron Antinori
Chris Escobar
Chris & David Cofrin
Nicole Kersey
Shirley Poon
Jon Carr
Robert Kriegel
Bill & Peg Balzer
Rodney Konopaki
Tim Renjilian
Janee Pennington
Producer(s):Kevin Gillese
Screenwriter:Kevin Gillese
Cinematography:Felipe Vara de Rey
Music By:Chris Ryan
Wayne Tews


Starring Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”), Luke Davis (“That Was Awesome!”), and Amber Nash (“Archer”), a hilarious comedy following the craziness that ensues when families gather for the holidays.


Michelle is a struggling comedian in Los Angeles who is lured home to Atlanta for the holidays under false pretenses. Her over-the-top sister, Andrea, claimed it was a family emergency, and while their doomsday prepping father and disabled brother Mark certainly stretch the definition of eccentric, it's tough to say if they're actually doing ok. But since she's already back home, she decides to make the best of it and ride it out.


As they all prepare for a final Christmas together in their family home, Michelle struggles to redefine her relationships with her father and two siblings. She's been away for so long, everything has been on pause, and now they're picking up exactly where they left off. When the depth of her dad's unconventional lifestyle is brought into full focus, she has to face a life-changing decision about caring for her brother. Does she want to be the person she has become in Los Angeles, or is she ready to reinvent herself yet again?