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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

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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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Amzie Strickland ...
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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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Somewhere between L.A. and N.Y. Jake found the meaning of Christmas. See more »

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

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

In the very first scene, Ian is locked in a wall locker and passes Jake his mail, math test, and Dave Matthews passes downward through the lowest vent of the locker from the inside. When the locker door opens we can see that the lowest vent is level with the shelf, there is no way Ian could have reached above the shelf to pass those objects down through the vent. See more »

Quotes

Jake Wilkinson: Say something romantic.
Officer Max: Huh.
Jake Wilkinson: say something apologetic.
Officer Max: Huh.
Jake Wilkinson: SAY SOMETHING ENGLISH.
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Don't Bring This One Home for Christmas, Unless You're a JTT Fan.
24 April 2003 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

`Home Improvement' star Jonathan Taylor Thomas stars in this predictable family comedy as a college kid whose father will promise him a new car if he makes it home before Christmas dinner begins. Thomas is in top form, but this should have been a two-part episode of `Home Improvement,' for he had left the show not long before this film was released. The Santa Race is the highlight of the film, but because there is little else here that is entertaining, this movie is only recommended for fans of the teen star.

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