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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

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(as John Cherry)

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(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Oliver Clark ...
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Harmony (as Noëlle Parker)
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Bill Byrge ...
Robert Lesser ...
Key Howard ...
Jack Swanson ...
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Beecher Martin ...
Barry Brazell ...
George Kaplan ...
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chaotische Weihnachten  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The only Ernest movie in which Vern "appears". 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

Restaurant Manager: Hey, wait! I think you forgot something.
Harmony Star: Oh, no, mister, it's not me, it's my brother. He does this to me ALL the time. He takes me out, and he says he's got the money, and then we eat, and he says he's gotta go to the bathroom and he sneaks out just before the check comes in! And I'm left there with no money and this stupid look on my face, but I swear it won't happen again, so just let me go this one time, mister, OK?
Restaurant Manager: Do you honestly expect me to believe that?
Harmony Star: I swear, it's true! Oh, hey, ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Your World as I See It (1994) See more »

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22 April 2013 | by (Alpha Centauri) – See all my reviews

Ernest is definitely one of a kind. There is more to him than meets the eye. I like his movies, and I really like this one. It is funny and has the Christmas message that all good Christmas movies have.

Ernest always took himself very seriously at not being serious. There are no pretensions in his movies. If you come to his movies expecting normal acting that follows the usual standard formulas for comedy, you will be delighted if you understand what he is doing.

I wonder sometimes if he isn't a misunderstood genius. He always knew what he was doing.

Anyway, I think it's a good Christmas movie for the family.


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