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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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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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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,202,109 (USA)
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Trivia

Ernest's pickup full of snakes has a sign that reads "Apopka Snakes". Executive producer Joseph Akerman went to high school in Apopka Florida, a suburb of Orlando, where most filming was done. See more »

Goofs

At beginning of the movie when Ernest is taking the first guy to the airport and he jumps the bump in the road sparks fly from underneath the car even though he has not touched the pavement. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worell: [after getting out of the taxi] That'll be $32.50.
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': Here you go.
Ernest P. Worell: [notices the money] Hey, uh, this ain't real.
Santa Claus, aka 'Seth Applegate': What?
Ernest P. Worell: This money carries the likeness of one...
Ernest P. Worell: [with funny faces] "Mr. Funtime".
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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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