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Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

Three kids and their Dad move from L.A to Edmonton. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall they find counterfeit cash. They inadvertently help catch the crooks, and later make a discovery about Santa.

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Leo Cardoza
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Sheldon Cardoza
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Gordon McLoosh
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Santa / Mr. Nicholas / Mall Ghost / Kristopher Kringle / Old Man with Walker
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Shane (as Mackenzie Porter)
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Elliot Block
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Smith
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Randolph
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It's turning out to be a pretty rotten Christmas for the Saunders family. Having just moved to a new city from Los Angeles, they have no friends, no money and, with the exception of the bright-eyed Mary, no Christmas spirit. To make matters worse, their mother is stuck in L.A., stranded by airline overbookings. So, the Christmas shopping duties fall on Dad and the gloomy kids. Things start looking a bit more like Christmas when 12-year old Brian and 6-year old Mary find a satchel of money at the local mall and they launch a Yuletide shopping spree...that is, until the crooks who counterfeited the money chase them through the mall packed with holiday shoppers. Written by James Orr

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Two kids, a mall, a million in cash, ...what could go wrong?

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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Rated PG for rude language | See all certifications »

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27 December 2007 (Russia)  »

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Le jackpot de Noël  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$689, 25 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,566, 27 January 2008
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Filmed in West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. See more »

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After visiting Santa, Brian wants to find the hockey rink in the mall. Brian and Mary would have already passed the rink on the way from the pirate ship to see Santa, because the rink is inbetween the ship and Santa, and there is no way to get around it without seeing it. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'Christmas in Wonderland' (2007) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew (as Kimberly Rew)
Performed by Katrina & The Waves
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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I should-a listened to the other posters
23 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I DVR'd the movie, and before watching it I read the review comments posted . . . and then I foolishly watched the movie anyway. Saying this movie is BAD is giving it too much credit. The terrible writing is only accentuated by the terrible acting.

The one redeeming thing was seeing the Edmonton Mall. I've heard lots about it but we've never made it up there. It's a shame some of the stores probably lost customers when they were shooting the movie. Hope they were well compensated for any loss.

Final word . . . If you have an open two hours and are thinking of watching this movie, don't do it. Instead, read a book.


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