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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ernest P. Worrell / Aster Clement / Auntie Nelda / The Snake Guy
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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 ...
Buddy Douglas ...
Patty Maloney ...
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 »

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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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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Santa arrives at the airport and hands his ID to the man at the counter it says he is from Prussia. 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

Ernest P. Worell: You know, I don't want to insult you being we've just met and all, but you kind of remind me of somebody.
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': Santa Claus?
Ernest P. Worell: I guess you get that a lot, huh?
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': Well it's to be expected.
Ernest P. Worell: Because you look like him?
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': Because I am him.
Ernest P. Worell: Because you am him.
[looks back confusedly]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Blood Slaves of the Vampire Wolf (1996) 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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