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A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

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Spencer and his little sister, Katherine, are flying to Pennsylvania for Christmas with their dad. While changing planes, a blizzard moves in and cancels all flights out of Hoover Airport: they must stay in a basement room with the other unaccompanied minors. Spencer and four others - a chubby boy, a non-stop-talker, a surly girl, and a rich kid - go AWOL and get in trouble with Mr. Porter, the Christmas-hating airport supervisor. The five misfits spend the night evading and enduring Porter's punishments, discovering all sorts of things in back rooms, making sure Katherine gets her visit from Santa, and finding among themselves a new kind of family. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$157,361 (Australia) (1 December 2006)

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$16,647,384 (USA) (2 March 2007)
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Two of the actresses in this film are Paget Brewster and Gia Mantegna. Mantegna is the daughter of Joe Mantegna, who Brewster went on to star with, for many years, in Criminal Minds (2005) (2005). See more »

Goofs

Spencer lays the doll next to his sister, but when it cuts back to him you can see her in the background with her arm around it. You then see her pull it into this position from by her side. See more »

Quotes

Donna Malone: This is so not the Christmas I had in mind.
Donna Malone: Oh, poor baby. I bet you have nice Christmases, don't you, rich kid? Where does your family go? Paris? London? Fiji?
Grace Conrad: Please. Fiji's a zoo this time of year. We go skiing in Utah.
Donna Malone: Are your folks still together?
Grace Conrad: Yes.
Donna Malone: Then I hate you.
Grace Conrad: I'm not wild about you either.
Charlie Goldfinch: Well, I love Christmas and I'm Jewish.
Timothy 'Beef' Wellington: My mom's boyfriend says that Christmas is when Frosty the Snowman fights the devil.
Donna Malone: It talks.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Father Christmas
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by OK Go
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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My kids liked it
30 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie a 5, which is a compromise. There were a few smiles in it, but mostly not such a great plot - but my kids, 11 and 14, enjoyed it, the 11 year old the most. If I were making the decision for myself alone, I wouldn't watch it until it came on TV, but it was worth it for a couple hours of enjoyment for the kids. The acting by the child actors was surprisingly good; it was the story that was not well-developed. I guess I should have realized that it wasn't that great when I discovered that it was located in the smallest theater in the multiplex! Overall, I'm sorry I spent over $17.00 to get us all in, but somewhat mollified by the fact that my daughter laughed out loud, repeatedly.


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