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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

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(as John Cherry)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ernest P. Worrell / Aster Clement / Auntie Nelda / The Snake Guy
... Santa
... Joe Carruthers
... Harmony (as Noëlle Parker)
... Chuck
... Mary Morrissey
Bill Byrge ... Bobby
Robert Lesser ... Marty
Key Howard ... Immigration Agent
Jack Swanson ... Businessman
Buddy Douglas ... Pyramus
Patty Maloney ... Thisbe
Beecher Martin ... Agent Skippy
Barry Brazell ... Cab Passenger
George Kaplan ... Mr. Dillis
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An obnoxious and bumbling but well-meaning man attempts to help Santa Claus find a successor. Failure wouild mean that there would be no Christmas. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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A holiday comedy unlike any other! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chaotische Weihnachten  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,710,734, 13 November 1988

Gross USA:

$28,202,109
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike other "Ernest" films distributed by Touchstone Pictures, this film's production was in Orlando, Florida. See more »

Goofs

When Ernest is driving the sleigh, right before the shot of the FTD billboard ad, the elves in the back seat disappear for one shot. See more »

Quotes

Harmony Star: [disguised as "Mindy, the governor's neice"; feigning disgust] Is this the way government REALLY works?
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Crazy Credits

(closing wishes) Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! KnoWhutImean? See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) See more »

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This IS my favorite Christmas movie. It is funny, in a totally ridiculous, moronic, Ernest sort of way - it has all of his best schtick and then some. I really like the message, too - that Christmas is in the heart. Unlike some of the typical Christmas movies there is no major transformation where the mean man becomes the nice guy -the nice guy stays the nice guy and becomes even better. Suspend your need to see Citizen Kane and just watch it for the total silliness. You will enjoy it.


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