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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,898,293, 15 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,213,678, 17 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

Nolan: I'm an elf!
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Babes in Toyland (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Up On The Housetop
Written by Benjamin Russell Hanby (uncredited)
Arranged by Charles Sydnor
Produced by John Debney
Performed by Jesse Dayton (as Jessie Dayton)
Courtesy of Justice Music Corp.
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Ill be home for Christmas
26 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

i like this film because the whole IDEA of it was to make it home on time for Christmas in order for Jake to be given the Porsche. now I've seen some of the other comments given about this film...its JUST A MOVIE. i think who ever wrote it was just trying to make a point to their story and for people to understand that it didn't matter about the Porsche or getting home by six O'Clock. it just mattered that you got home and spent it with the family. thats what i think the writer and director was trying to show. this film is good for a holiday movie. i would suggest this to any family who spend holidays together and looking for a film thats funny and has humor in it.


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