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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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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
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Trivia

This grossed less in its entire run than Home Alone (1990) made in its first weekend. See more »

Goofs

When Ethan calls for a tow truck to remove Tony's car from in front of the diner, he says it was abandoned several days ago. But when the tow truck arrives, the lights are on and the engine is running. See more »

Quotes

Hallie O'Fallon: I want you to meet my friend Snowball.
Tony Boer: Oh, and I bet you're the only one who can see Snowball.
Hallie O'Fallon: Oh, no. You can see him, too.
[pulls out Snowball the mouse]
Hallie O'Fallon: Look!
Tony Boer: Hallie! Get that thing away!
Hallie O'Fallon: You hurt his feelings. Now he thinks you hate him.
Tony Boer: I don't hate him. I like him.
Hallie O'Fallon: You have to tell him.
Tony Boer: Snowball, I like you. I like you very much. Now put that thing away.
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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All I Want
Performed by Stephen Bishop
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Ho-Ho-Horrible
21 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Leslie Nielsen took a break from his usual latter day lowbrow comedy to portray a department store Santa Claus who just might be the real thing in this 1991 Paramount release. Shades of "Miracle On 34th Street." The story here is not exactly feel good material since it has to do with a couple who are planning to separate and then divorce so close to the Christmas holiday. This really upsets their kids (Thora Birch and Ethan Embry) so they decide to ask the aforementioned Santa to help them in their efforts to bring their parents back together in time for the holidays. Almost everything in the film is overacted and used to a rather poor effect. All I want for Christmas is to know that I'll never have to see this one again.


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