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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

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Frankie
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Salesdervish #2
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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)  »

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Todo lo que quiero para Navidad  »

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$14,812,000
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Trivia

Director Robert Lieberman and writer Richard Kramer enjoyed working together on a Christmas episode of Thirtysomething (1987), they decided to collaborate again on a feature. This is the result. 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 »

Quotes

Marshall: [to Ethan] After we get your parents back together, help me split up mine!
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Santas (2010) See more »

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Baby It's Cold Outside
Written by Frank Loesser
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Good family entertainment
10 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this years ago at the theater at Christmastime. I haven't seen it since, but I remember it made me feel warm and happy. Leslie Nielson and Lauren Bacall as Santa and Grandma were both wonderful. Thora Birch's first major role was in this movie. She played the cute as a button little sister and was absolutely charming. Too bad my most vivid memory of her these days is seeing her topless in American Beauty. But that's another story. Good holiday fun!


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