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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

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A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

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Robert Lieberman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harley Jane Kozak ... Catherine O'Fallon
Jamey Sheridan ... Michael O'Fallon
Ethan Embry ... Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)
Kevin Nealon ... Tony Boer
Thora Birch ... Hallie O'Fallon
Andrea Martin ... Olivia
Lauren Bacall ... Lillian Brooks
Amy Oberer ... Stephanie
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia
Leslie Nielsen ... Santa
Felicity LaFortune Felicity LaFortune ... Susan
Camille Saviola Camille Saviola ... Sonya
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Frankie
Joanne Baron ... Salesdervish #2
Alan Brooks Alan Brooks ... Mr. Chase
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Storyline

"All I Want For Christmas" is a comedy about two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season. Ethan, a practical older brother, and adorable Hallie, who knows how to charm her way out of a difficult situation, are intent on spending Christmas with their parents, Catherine and Michael, and grandmother Lillian. As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Toney Boer, who has taken an interest in Catherine. Ethan, meanwhile, is preoccupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own - one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie, his first teenage crush. What evolves is an elaborate scheme involving mice, telephone calls and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal with the help of Stephanie. The duo's primary obstacle is their mother's fiance, Tony. The children finally succeed with a... Written by "Benjamin" <s4806615@np.ac.sg>

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How far would you go to make a wish come true?

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo lo que quiero para Navidad See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,812,000
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This grossed less in its entire run than Home Alone (1990) made in its first weekend. See more »

Goofs

Ethan falls asleep while playing a home video of his parents, obviously on videotape, since it is 1991. When he wakes up in the morning, the TV is still showing a freeze-frame of his parents kissing. A video cassette would have shut off within a few minutes of freezing and would display only a blank screen or, if tuned to a broadcast, to a program. See more »

Quotes

Hallie O'Fallon: [singing] Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Tony Boer: That's very pretty, Hallie. Do you want to know the rest?
Hallie O'Fallon: [shakes her head] Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Baby It's Cold Outside
Written by Frank Loesser
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I love this film
20 August 1999 | by Mr. PeteSee all my reviews

This film carried me through my parents separation when i was Twelve years old. I was left in a total state of shock which imprisoned me in my bedroom for several weeks with the only comfort being the television, VCR and a copy of all i want for christmas.

I can't honestly say what it is I like about this film, it could be one thing or a million things.....it is completely mesmorising. From the bad acting to the in-film songs......this film is a classic.

Having seen the film now around 200 times I know the complete script off by heart and can pre-empt every forthcoming scene with childish glee.

Opening scene

"From the top" "God bless thee......"

I am not mental


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