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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) Poster

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John Cherry the director of this movie and of most of the other Ernest movies said he thought this was the best of the Ernest movies.
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The only Ernest movie in which Vern "appears".
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During filming, production ran into trouble when the reindeer began to shed their antlers, so replacement antlers had to be obtained.
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The "Orlando Children's Museum" featured in this movie was actually the Orlando Science Center, which has since moved to a new location. The building is now used for city's annual Shakespeare Festival and other theater performances.
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Ernest's pickup full of snakes has a sign that reads "Apopka Snakes". Executive producer Joseph Akerman went to high school in Apopka Florida, a suburb of Orlando, where most filming was done.
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It is the only "Ernest" film to not have a villain.
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When Jim Varney was asked why this movie received a PG rating he replied "unusual cruelty to reindeer."
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When Santa arrives at the airport and hands his ID to the man at the counter it says he is from Prussia.
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Unlike other "Ernest" films distributed by Touchstone Pictures, this film's production was in Orlando, Florida.
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The second time in two years that Billie Bird and Douglas Seale appeared together. They played an elderly couple in a Cheers (1982) that aired in 1987.
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Supporting actress Noelle Parker, who plays the young runaway Harmony, was born on Christmas 1971.
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A majority of the interior filming was done at the local Fox affiliate in Orlando
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This is the second movie from 1988 to feature Robert Lesser that is set at Christmas and whose opening shot is of a plane landing at an airport. The other is Die Hard (1988).
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Santa Claus's real name is Seth Applegate.
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There are two identical people with the same hair/beard, suit, and red luggage; when they get their passports stamped.
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The Orlando Children's Museum is now called the Orlando Science Center.
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