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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  11 November 1988 (USA)
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Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

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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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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Along with Mr Bean and Pee wee Herman, Ernest P Worrell is considered to be one of the greatest family entertainers of all time. See more »

Goofs

The strings of lights for the reindeer reins change continuously from one strand to two. See more »

Quotes

Harmony Star: [returning Santa's stolen toy sack, crying] I'm sorry.
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': Welcome back, Pamela.
[hugs her]
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': I never doubted you would do the right thing.
Harmony Star: Really?
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': Well... maybe just a little doubt.
Harmony Star: [laughs] I just started thinking... about you, and Ernest... and just a whole lot of things... and I really got things figured out. I even called my mom.
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': She must have been worried about you.
Harmony Star: Yeah... especially after I told her who I was with.
[Santa laughs]
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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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Brings back memories.
10 November 2003 | by (Ithaca, NY) – See all my reviews

I am 16. When I was younger, I would watch this movie all the time at Christmas. This, along with A Christmas Story and (Clark Griswold's) Christmas Vacation are the traditional Christmas movies. It didn't get very high ratings, but these people are looking for action and intrigue, not just good holiday laughs. I suggest you find a copy for your children.


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