A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director:

Arlene Sanford

Writers:

Tom Nursall (screenplay), Harris Goldberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Jake
Jessica Biel ... Allie
Adam LaVorgna ... Eddie
Gary Cole ... Jake's Dad
Eve Gordon ... Carolyn
Lauren Maltby Lauren Maltby ... Tracey
Andrew Lauer ... Nolan
Sean O'Bryan ... Max
Lesley Boone ... Marjorie
Amzie Strickland ... Tom Tom Girl Mary
Natalie Barish Natalie Barish ... Tom Tom Girl Darlene
Mark de la Cruz Mark de la Cruz ... Esteban (as Mark De La Cruz)
Kathleen Freeman ... Tom Tom Girl Gloria
Jack Kenny ... Gabby
Celia Kushner Celia Kushner ... Tom Tom Girl Mama
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Storyline

A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This yule, be cool. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jonathan Taylor Thomas previously starred in Disney's Man of the House (1995). In both films, he helps a bullied kid out of a school locker. See more »

Goofs

Jake's watch switches arms a few times in the opening scene in Allie's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: Hey jingle balls! Move your candycanes!
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: The Grinch (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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Childhood Memories
11 October 2018 | by hunterswansonSee all my reviews

I'm a 90' kid and this movie was a staple every holiday season. If it doesn't hold a special place for you, you probably won't think it's a great movie. Your kids may like it though!


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Official Sites:

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'll Be Home for Christmas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,898,293, 15 November 1998

Gross USA:

$12,214,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,214,338
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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