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Switchmas (2012)
"Ira Finkelstein's Christmas" (original title)

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A Christmas obsessed Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams by trading airline tickets and places with another boy on his way to snowy Christmastown, WA.

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Sam Finkelstein
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Max Finkelstein
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Mikey Amato (as Justin Howell)
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Libby Wilson
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Rosie Finkelstein
Shaye Hodgins ...
Clare Wilson
Julianne Christie ...
Jennifer Cameo
Jenna Levin ...
Jessica Wilson
Meg Savlov ...
Ruth Finkelstein
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Walt Wilson
Jack Fleischmann ...
Kyle Wilson
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Sol
Ashton Herrild ...
Jack The Jerk
Tracy Hyland ...
Julie Amato
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Ira J. Finkelstein is obsessed with Christmas. He's seen every Christmas movie ever made and his dreams are filled with reindeer, sleigh rides and SNOW. The problem? Ira's Jewish - and at 11 years old, Christmas is passing him by. When Ira's hopes for a holiday vacation in Aspen are dashed, he hatches a plan to finally get the Christmas of his dreams. Flying unaccompanied to visit his grandparents in Florida, he swaps tickets with Mikey, another 11-year-old on his way to Christmastown, WA . Ira gets more than he bargained for when he experiences his first "White Christmas". Written by Anonymous

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Jingle All the Oy Vey

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1 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All I Want Is Christmas  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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a delightful family Christmas-Oy Vey movie!
9 January 2012 | by (Seattle, United States) – See all my reviews

A strong cast and delightful plot line drive this family Christmas story with a Hanukkah twist (or is it a Hanukkah story with a Christmas twist?).

The young leads--Ira and Mikey, played by Elijah Nelson and Justin Howell--charmed their way through their scenes, and their interaction with the adults--especially Mikey and his grandfather, played by Elliott Gould, showed wonderful chemistry.

But the show stealer was Jennifer Cameo--a washed up (dare I say 'touched'?) middle-aged actress played by Julianne Christie. From the opening scene, the film's comedic element was driven by her, setting a lighthearted and slightly off subplot to the movie.

This was a movie for the whole family, and a delightful holiday treat.


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