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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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Jack Cameron
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Suzanne Cameron
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Trevor James
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Alison (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
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Matthew Presley
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Mike
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Vincent
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Bellboy (as Juan-Carlos Velis)
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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

Jack is watching a TV on the kitchen counter that has no cable, antenna or power cord connected. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 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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not a Christmas carol
7 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Chasing Christmas is an interesting turn on A Christmas Carol. Arnold is a single dad that decided not to observe xmas because his wife left him around that time. The ghosts of xmas past and present try and get Arnold to relent, but they screw up their jobs and send themselves on a wild ride through time showing up at various times in Arnold's past. As they try and rectify the timeline and get back to the real present, they change some things. I think they successfully pull off the updated story because of the comic relief and the talent of the actors. There are quite a few lame parts, but overall a good watch. I'd give this film an A- for content and execution.


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