Almost Christmas is a 2016 American Christmas comedy-drama film written and directed by David E. Talbert and starring Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Gabrielle Union, Jessie Usher, Danny Glover, Omar Epps, John Michael Higgins and Romany Malco. The film follows a dysfunctional family that comes together for the holidays for the first time since their mother’s death.
Principal photography began on November 2, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. The film premiered in Los Angeles on November 3, 2016, and will be released in the United States on November 11, 2016, by Universal Pictures.
Walter (Danny Glover) is a retired automotive engineer who lost the love of his life one year earlier. Now that the holiday season is here, he invites his four grown children and the rest of the family to his house for a traditional celebration. Poor Walter knows that if daughters Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie Usher) can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.
- Kimberly Elise as Cheryl Meyers, the eldest daughter
- Omar Epps as Malachi
- Danny Glover as Walter
- John Michael Higgins as Brooks
- Romany Malco as Christian 
- Mo’Nique as Aunt May
- Nicole Ari Parker as Sonya
- J. B. Smoove as Lonnie
- Gabrielle Union as Rachel
- Keri Hilson as Jasmine
- Jessie Usher as Evan
- DC Young Fly as Eric
- Gregory Alan Williams as Pastor Browning
- Nader K. Bailey as Niya
- Tara Jones as Lucy
- Ric Reitz as Coach Packer
On April 27, 2015, it was announced that Universal Pictures had bought the comedy script A Meyers Thanksgiving from David E. Talbert, who would also direct the film, with Will Packer producing through Will Packer Productions. The film was retitled A Meyers Christmas, setting around the Christmas holidays. In April 2016, Universal Pictures announced another title change for the film, which will now be called Almost Christmas.