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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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A holiday comedy unlike any other! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ernest Saves Christmas  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,202,109 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

At the very beginning of the movie, the plane that lands is a 2 engine DC-9 (or possibly an MD-80, an updated version of a DC-9). But the plane at the gate is a 3 engine Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worell: [quietly] Santa Claus.
Mary Morrissey: What did you say?
Ernest P. Worell: His name is Santa Claus!
[children giggle]
Ernest P. Worell: That's it. Yuck it up. He happens to be a close, personal friend of mine. Nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah. Fifth graders think they know everything.
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(closing wishes) Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! KnoWhutImean? See more »

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Good Christmas movie. You got to love Ernest
7 April 1999 | by (Austin Texas) – See all my reviews

Ernest rules! Ernest always can make a good movie for all seasons. I mean, you got....

1. Ernest Goes To Camp-Good Summer movie.

2. Ernest Saves Christmas-Good Christmas movie.

3. Ernest Scared Stupid-Good Halloween movie.

You got to love Ernest. Watch this movie. But it will get you into a Christmas mood. Nothing wrong with that.


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