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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

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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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He's back! And this time... See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chaotische Weihnachten  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,202,109 (USA)
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Trivia

The only Ernest movie in which Vern "appears". See more »

Goofs

Ernest shouts to the nervous taxi passenger after pushing him on the conveyor belt, yet his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Harmony Star: [disguised as "Mindy, the governor's neice"; feigning disgust] Is this the way government REALLY works?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Follows Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986) See more »

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Great Start, But 'Santa' Dropped The Sleigh
7 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie started off great; the first 30 minutes are very funny and clever with some interesting characters. That's the good news. The bad news is that the film then gets too repetitive and then it gets downright stupid.

What we wind up getting is a Santa Claus with "magical" powers with a lot of New Age baloney thrown in the mix. It's just ridiculous and hardly the kind of "Christmas movie" I would expect from Jim Varney's "Ernest."

To be fair, it still had a decent amount of laughs and is profanity-free but just not a film I could recommend.


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