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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  13 November 1998 (USA)
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A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about ... See full summary »

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A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday. Written by Anonymous

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This yule, be cool. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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13 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine wüste Bescherung  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,898,293 (USA) (13 November 1998)

Gross:

$12,213,678 (USA) (15 January 1999)
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During the film's end credits, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" by *NSYNC is played. 14 years later, one of the stars of the film, Jessica Biel married one of the singers from *NSync, Justin Timberlake. See more »

Goofs

When Jake is running from the van, the guard rail beside him seems to end, but in the next shot it appears to be continuous and unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Nolan: I'm an elf!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Up On The Housetop
Arranged by Charles Sydnor
Produced by John Debney
Performed by Jesse Dayton (as Jessie Dayton)
Courtesy of Justice Music Corp.
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20 December 2008 | by (British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

rules are all very well and good, but why should I have to write at least 10 lines about a movie when others have extensively critiqued it already, and all I want to do is disagree with the bad reviews? Sheesh. I almost didn't watch this film, after reading some of the comments here, but as it was on TV and I had nothing better to do, I ignored the bad reviews and was glad I did. Sure, it is lightweight and the plot is a bit far-fetched, but so what? It is a Christmas movie, folks, nothing more, nothing less. Jonathan Taylor Thonas strikes just the right note as a college student trying to get home for Christmas, and learning to shed his selfish, self-centered attitudes as he does. There were some genuinely funny moments, a lot of touching moments, and the only fart joke I have ever laughed at. The great scenery (parts of BC and Alberta pretending to be various locations in a cross-country race across the USA) added to the enjoyment of the film. I was just going to say "Ignore the bad reviews, I liked it" but I had to pad it out . IMDb, don't you know that brevity is the soul of wit?


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