Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas comes at audiences December 13 and features Perry, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter, Anna Maria Horsford, JR Lemon, Alicia Witt, Lisa Whelchel, Eric Lively and… Larry the Cable Guy? Yup, he’s in it!
This time out, Madea is unwillingly sucked into an effort to have a friend of hers surprise her country-based family for Christmas. As the rural town readies its annual Christmas Carnival… Madea will most certainly be offering her opinions as to how it should be done.
Madea is a character created and played by Perry. Vindictive in nature, Madea is quick to not only stand up for herself but get even in a bad way; in fact, when asked why she felt the need to get somebody all the time, Madea answered: “Well when you gettin’ got and somebody done got you and you go get them, when you get em’, everybody’s gon’ get got.” Adding to this, Madea is highly overreactive, willing to threaten the use of deadly weapons; destroy property; use physical violence; take on the law; and use any and all means necessary to show up an offending party. Incorrigible in her overreactive ways, Madea has repeatedly landed herself in court (usually before Judge Mablean), anger management classes, house arrest, and even prison.
Despite the way the character goes about it, she stands for what’s right and has a nurturing side. One can only imagine what she’ll do with Christmas.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas is written for the screen, produced and directed by Tyler Perry, based upon a 2011 play of the same title.