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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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Ron Oliver

Writer:

Todd Berger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Arnold ... Jack Cameron
Andrea Roth ... Present
Leslie Jordan ... Past
Brittney Wilson ... Suzanne Cameron
Robert Clarke ... Trevor James
Jed Rees ... Future
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Alison (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Jason Schombing ... Matthew Presley
Benjamin Ayres ... Mike
Aleks Paunovic ... Vincent
Keith Dallas Keith Dallas ... Bartender
Juan Carlos Velis Juan Carlos Velis ... Bellboy (as Juan-Carlos Velis)
Marco Soriano ... Concierge
Alexis Llewellyn ... Child #1
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Child #2
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language, sensuality, thematic elements, and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spiritual Guilt Trip See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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

Though set in an American mall, during the first scene in the mall, a Scotiabank (Canadian bank) logo sign is visible in a window reflection. 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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Creative Christmas Carol Twist
26 December 2018 | by kylepopSee all my reviews

Workaholic Jack (Tom Arnold) has forbade any celebration of Christmas, prompting the Ghost of Christmas Past (Leslie Jordan) to intervene. However, when Past goes AWOL in the 1970's, Present (Andrea Roth) must intervene and team up with Jack before it's too late.

Chasing Christmas is an instant classic, and not your usual take on A Christmas Carol. It's funny, it's thoughtful and doesn't take itself too seriously. The meta-jokes and touching character moments make for a great watch for all the family (even adults!). Roth and Arnold have good chemistry and Leslie Jordan is a true scene stealer.

Despite this being released in 2005 (and me reviewing this in 2018), the story and its elements still hold up today, with its themes of time, forgiving, love and loss being forever-relevant and relatable.


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