Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

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An obnoxious and bumbling but well-meaning man attempts to help Santa Claus find a successor. Failure wouild mean that there would be no Christmas. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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A holiday comedy unlike any other! See more »

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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,202,109 (USA)
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Trivia

The "Orlando Children's Museum" featured in this movie was actually the Orlando Science Center, which has since moved to a new location. The building is now used for city's annual Shakespeare Festival and other theater performances. See more »

Goofs

For the "Aster Clement" sequence, Harmony is able to change her hairstyle back and forth too quickly. Braids can not be done and undone that fast, especially since she would have been doing her hair by herself. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': I don't think I quite have the magic for another season.
Businessman: I think that every time they send me to Cleveland.
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Crazy Credits

(closing wishes) Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! KnoWhutImean? See more »

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Followed by Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992) See more »

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Fun, delightful, Christmas Movie
20 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you wasn't to thrilled with Ernest Goes to Camp, write it off and give this one a shot. A good story involving Ernest helping Santa Clause find a replacement before Christmas Eve is fun, and delightful. Jim Varney again does a terrific job playing the dimwitted goofball. Entertaining from start to finish, this is the best of the Ernest series.

Rating: B


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