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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

Hallie's and Ethan's 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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Catherine O'Fallon
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Michael O'Fallon
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Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)
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Tony Boer
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Olivia
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Lillian Brooks
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Stephanie
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Sylvia
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Susan
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Sonya
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Frankie
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Alan Brooks ...
Mr. Chase
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"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 Michael, 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 "Benjamin" <s4806615@np.ac.sg>

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

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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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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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 »

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When Ethan pulls Hallie away from Santa, her fur muff disappears as they are running away and then reappears as they are talking. See more »

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Michael O'Fallon: How's my favorite ex-mother-in-law and second lady of the American theatre?
Lillian Brooks: Fine. And quite happy to see you. Though I can't say the same for your ex-wife, though you haven't even asked about her yet.
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Santas (2010) See more »

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All I Want For Christmas
music by David Foster & lyric by Linda Thompson
performed by Stephen Bishop
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A good film for all families and broken familys alike
10 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a great movie for all those who have been in a situation that you thought you would have no control of. This movie goes with the whole parent trap idea of getting two parents back together. Through a series of events they attempt to. This movie gives hope to all young children who's parents have split. For those children who's parents haven't it's good family fun.

Thora Birch ( Monkey Trouble, Now and Then) is young in this movie, she's very cute though. Ethan Embry ( Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) is also very good in this movie, his performance is fairly powerful for a kids movie, you really understand how much he wants his parents together. Leslie Nielsen plays a good Santa Clause, it's a small part but he plays it well. Lauren Bacall plays a very impressive role, her character is very down to earth and a very likable person. She plays a veteran actress in this movie who knows what's going on around her.

If you haven't seen this movie I suggest renting it. It's worth a rent, you just have to adapt to the fact that it's a movie for younger kids, but it's a movie we can all relate to.


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