According to Variety, New Line has decided to celebrate Four Christmases with director Victoria Jenson, who is set to helm the holiday comedy produced by Spyglass partners Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum and exec John Glickman.

Jenson, who is in final negotiations, will be making her live-action debut after directing animated comedies Shrek and Shark Tale. New Line picked up the project last year after Sony had put it into turnaround.

The script, penned by Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson, centers on a young couple, each of whose parents have divorced and married other people, leaving the newlyweds with four parental households to visit on Christmas Day.

No start date's been set for production, which likely means Christmases is headed for a holiday 2007 release.

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