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In Bed with Santa (1999)

Tomten är far till alla barnen (original title)
In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katarina Ewerlöf ...
Sara
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Janne
Jessica Zandén ...
Rita
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Åke
Nina Gunke ...
Eva
Dan Ekborg ...
Gunnar
Lena B. Eriksson ...
Anne
Anders Ekborg ...
Tomas
Inga Ålenius ...
Signe
Carl Kjellgren ...
Erik
Helena Af Sandeberg ...
Marika
Alexandra Dahlström ...
Jeanette
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Helena
Suzanne Reuter ...
Carina
Per Burell ...
Mats
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In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families. Though her current spouse Janne initially is quite opposed, he eventually gives in. Then the booze kicks in. Families start infighting. Janne grows increasingly annoyed as the guests make repeated references to having sex with his wife. And during dinner, Sara announces that she is pregnant. This strikes Janne as odd considering that he had a vasectomy a year before. Soon the party devolves into utter chaos. Written by Anonymous

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26 November 1999 (Sweden)  »

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In Bed with Santa  »

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SEK 33,754,141 (Sweden) (2 June 2000)
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Marika: So let me get this straight, Sara whom we will be celebrating Christmas with has three kids, with three different men, you being one...
[looks at Erik who nods back]
Marika: ... she lives with a fourth man, Janne, who has no kids of his own and everyone is going to be there?
Pauline: [nods in agreement] ... All with new wives, some of them being the other guys ex.
[laughs]
Pauline: Dont worry you'll get it. One thing is for sure about Sara, she always ended one relationship before she got into the next one.
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Spoofs Ferdinand the Bull (1938) See more »

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Modern society masked as Christmas catastrophe
29 December 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

It's a well known fact that Christmas party's can be a family catastrophe, but this film takes the whole thing over the top. This story tops similar movies like "National Lampoons Christmas Hilda's" and Mowegian "Cabin fever" (Når nettene blir lange) which all describe Christmas as we fear, or some similarities with the Danish "The Celebration" (Festen).

It's a very bad idea when naive and queen mummy Sara invites all her children's father's exes with spouses/better halves, and should gave listen to her new man Janne's suggestion to postpone the whole idea. They all turn up, and it's bound for disaster when it's mixed with alcohol.

There's a bitter undertone to this comedy, which is a criticism of the free and open modern society, where family relations are mixed with too modern thinking. Well, it's over the top, and here the kids are the most reasonable.

This film is best seen upon as an over-the-top crazy comedy, still with some serious undertones. And a great moral underneath as well. Very entertaining, and much better than expected.


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