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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  8 November 1991 (USA)
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Hallie and Ethans divorced mother is about to remarry. When Hallie goes to visit Santa Claus, she asks for an unusual gift - she wants her parents back together again.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine O'Fallon
Michael O'Fallon
Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)
Tony Boer
Hallie O'Fallon
Lillian Brooks
Felicity LaFortune ...
Camille Saviola ...
Michael Alaimo ...
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Alan Brooks ...
Mr. Chase


"All I Want For Christmas" is a comedy about two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season. Ethan, a practical older brother, and adorable Hallie, who knows how to charm her way out of a difficult situation, are intent on spending Christmas with their parents, Catherine and Micheal, and grandmother Lillian. As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Toney Boer, who has taken an interest in Catherine. Ethan, meanwhile, is preoccupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own - one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie, his first teenage crush. What evolves is an elaborate scheme involving mice, telephone calls and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal with the help of Stephanie. The duo's primary obstacle is their mother's fiance, Tony. The children finally succeed with a... Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >"Benjamin" <s4806615@np.ac.sg>

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How far would you go to make a wish come true?


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Release Date:

8 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo lo que quiero para Navidad  »

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$14,812,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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At the beginning of the movie when Dad comes to pick up the kids, he is talking to Mum whilst she sits at the dressing table getting ready to go out with Tony. On the mantelpiece is a photo of her mother, played by Lauren Bacall - the photo is a real black and white photo of Ms. Bacall from her younger days. See more »


Snowball, the mouse, is sometimes a boy but is mostly a girl. See more »


[Ethan sits on a chair which breaks to pieces underneath him]
Tony Boer: Oh. That chair is broken.
Ethan O'Fallon: That's really helpful, Tony. Thank you.
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Music by Hugh Martin
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
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This is Santa Claus, not Dear Abby.
6 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can you watch a movie with Thora Birch and not just want to eat her up for being so cute. I am not referring to the lovely Thora in American Beauty, but the really cute one in this film.

She just wants Santa to get her parents back together. Her brother Ethan (Ethan Embry) doesn't believe in Santa, so he tries to help make his sister's wish come true with the help of the lovely Amy Oberer.

Now, I don't know what mom (Harley Jane Kozak) sees in Kevin Nealon, when her ex is Jamey Sheridan (Syriana, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), so he must have screwed up big time.

Anyway, Ethan comes through and all is well. Or, was it Santa (Leslie Nielsen)?

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