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Chasing Christmas (2005)

In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.

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In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.

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It only takes one bad bulb to turn off the whole holiday.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some language, sensuality, thematic elements, and violence | See all certifications »
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4 December 2005 (USA)  »

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The Spiritual Guilt Trip  »

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Trivia

During the bar fight scene in the bar the bar tender calls his room mate Curtis and says, "Hey Curtis! It's Joey. Your room mate Joey... You know that new sound you were looking for? Well listen to this." He holds the phone out to pick up the sound of an LP being scratched back and forth. This is an homage to the 1985 film "Back to the Future" when Marty Mayfly is improvising on stage with a guitar and a back stage worker, Marvin Barry, calls his cousin Chuck Barry and says the same thing, "...You know that new sound you've been looking for? Well listen to this." He holds the phone out toward the stage to pick up Marty's guitar playing. See more »

Goofs

The hotel setting for 1978 has door locks, lighting, and building materials that did not exist in 1978. Look for the key card locks on the doors. See more »

Connections

References The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

My Real Christmas List
(uncredited)
Written by Joe Lervold & Lisa Aschmann
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet with Frank Jackson, vocal
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari /MasterSource
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Unlike any version of "A Christmas Carol" you've ever seen.
9 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie on ABC Family and thought it was really funny. There have been so many versions of A Christmas Carol that it was nice to see them do something different with it. I really liked the way that Christmas was run by an office and the ghosts were like secret agents.

I talked to my grandparents, who also saw it, and they didn't like how it leaves the story of A Christmas Carol and goes off on its own story. But that's exactly why I liked it. So maybe it's not an old person movie. It certainly wasn't traditional.

It was nice to see Andrea Roth, who is on Rescue Me (which I am a big fan of) do something comedic. And the little guy who plays The Ghost of Christmas Past was good too.

And any movie that references Star Wars Holiday Special is fine by me.


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