Hollywood Live: ‘Candy Cane Lane’ Comes to Life on Friday


Eddie Murphy, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross, cast members in "Candy Cane Lane," pose together at the premiere of the film at the Regency Village Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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The movie I am predicting will be the next Christmas classic, “Candy Cane Lane,” comes to life on Friday. Presented by Amazon, Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross star in this holiday comedy adventure about a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest.

A lot of stuff happens after Eddie Murphy’s character inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper to better his chances of winning. Well, that elf casts a magic spell that brings 12 days of Christmas to life and wreaks havoc on the whole town.

The premiere was a few nights ago here in Los Angeles. Here’s Tracee Ellis Ross and Eddie Murphy on the project:

“We had a ball, it was cold, it was actually very seasonal. It was the the time period when it snowed in LA, so it was perfect. We were very much in the Christmas spirit. What a cast. We were laughing a lot,” said Ellis Ross.

“I’m very excited. I’ve never done a Christmas movie before. And you can bring your whole family. With Christmas movies, you want to be able to watch them over and over again, you know, so every Christmas – I bet they could watch this,” added Murphy.

You will want to put Candy Cane Lane on your must-watch holiday list.

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