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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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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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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

Johnathan Taylor Thomas previously starred in Disney's Man of the House (1995). In both films, he helps a bullied kid out of a school locker. See more »

Goofs

When Nolan is talking with Jake in the van while driving he is holding a tomato in one hand and a hamburger in the other, but when he hands them over to Jake (to catch Allie and Eddie) he only hands over the hamburger, and the tomato is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Wilson: [catching Jake in the process of delivering the race money] Hey, when did Santa start using the mail box?
Jake Wilkinson: Oh, didn't you hear about the new work exchange program? The postman should be coming down your chimney a little later.
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Cool Yule
Written by Steve Allen
Produced by Bill Barnett and Steve Perry
Performed by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Courtesy of Mojo Records, J.V.
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This isn't a Jingle all the Way, but it'll do.
9 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, this is a great movie... But it's not one you can watch over and over.. This movie isn't a Jingle all the Way :) But, if you're in the mood for a christmas movie, watch it, you'll like it. There are some funny parts, not too many serious parts, if any.. But there are some funny things in it.


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