The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

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Dr. Kinsky
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Storyline

Philip runs a crisis hotline with Catherine and Mrs Munchnik. That's the easy part, now it gets tricky... Stanley loves evicting people and he evicts Philip. Philip loves helping people and he is loved by Catherine. Catherine is loved by Louie who loves writing songs. Chris loves dancing to songs and loves to wear large dresses. Gracie also loves to wear large dresses because she's pregnant. She loves the baby's father, Felix, who loves to paint. That just leaves Mrs. Munchnik who hasn't been loved by anybody in a very long time. Written by Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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A Comedy On The Edge

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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21 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Night Before Xmas  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,798,240 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Nora Ephron is the voice of the LA Times' automated phone responder in the film. See more »

Quotes

LA Times Automated Responder: Thank you for calling the Los Angeles Times. If you would like to order a subscription, please press 1. If your newspaper did not arrive this morning, press 2. To place a classified ad, press 3. To speak to the editorial desk, city desk, national desk, international desk, sports desk, metro, view, or calendar sections, press the first three letters of the desk you desire, followed by the star key in the case of the first three or the pound key in the case of the latter five.
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Soundtracks

Blue Christmas
Written by Billy Hayes & Jay Johnson
Performed by Leon Redbone
Courtesy of Private Music
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Hilarious
3 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic in my book. I watch it at least once every Christmas, along with a few times during the rest of the year. My best friend and I always watch it together and laugh and laugh. My favorite character in the film is "Arnold, Arnold, Arnold!" I just love "her." The "dog hater" and the re gifted fruit cake add to the joy of the movie. And I must add that I absolutely love the song that Adam Sandler wrote in the movie - "I love grape jelly." Cracks me up. Juliette Lewis does a great job in this film. Her statement, "I should have married a business man," while eating the Peanut Butter out of the jar with her fingers is just too much.


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