'Tis the season ... for a new "Madea" movie!
Creator Tyler Perry is releasing his hit franchise's seventh film -- and the first holiday edition. A new trailer for "A Madea Christmas" shows the no-nonsense, cantankerous grandmother (Perry) working as a Santa in a department store until best friend Eileen (Anna Maria Horsford) invites Madea to a rural town for a visit with daughter, Lacey (Tika Sumpter).
It's a classic fish-out-of-water story, with Madea dealing with redneck in-laws and cow poop. At one point, she teaches a class full of kids that Jesus "was born to the Virgin Mary ... J. Blige."
"A Madea Christmas" looks right in line with Perry's previous outings, just with a dash of holiday spirit. The movie also stars Larry the Cable Guy, Chad Michael Murray, Kathy Najimy, and Lisa Whelchel. It hits theaters December 13.