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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

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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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

Jake's watch switches arms a few times in the opening scene in Allie's bedroom. See more »

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Nolan: I'm an elf!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Babes in Toyland (2011) See more »

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Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Wow! Big Disappointment!
16 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll Be Home For Christmas is a very mediocre and lazy film. The acting is pretty much laughable and very poor. The script and dialogue is embarrassingly bad and disappointing . I mean Adam LaVorgna is pretty nice to look at, and I did enjoy his character, but that's really the only character I liked. Heck, the best scene in the entire film is where Eddie comes out shirtless and gets his towel taken from him lol. But anyways, back to the actual movie, basically this movie is just a bunch of stupid sight gags that end up falling flat, peppered with some pretty bad acting. There's not a whole lot more to it then that, it's poorly made, dumb, and not entertaining in the least. I was expecting a good bit more once I saw the wait Disney logo on the cover. Also, the main character is kind of a jackass, I couldn't stand his character or his attitude. 3/10 simply because I loved looking at Adam LaVorgna, but that's really it's ONLY saving grace.


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