6.8/10
5,979
5 user 1 critic

In Bed with Santa (1999)

Tomten är far till alla barnen (original title)
In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families.... See full summary »

Director:

Kjell Sundvall

Writers:

Eva Callenbo (contributing writer), Harald Hamrell (contributing writer) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Swedes travel to the Canary Islands on a package trip.

Director: Lasse Åberg
Stars: Lasse Åberg, Lottie Ejebrant, Jon Skolmen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Stig-Helmer takes another vacation with his Norwegian friend Ole. This time it's time for a skiing vacation in the Alps. Of course, Stig-Helmer has never learned downhill skiing, but he ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Åberg
Stars: Lasse Åberg, Jon Skolmen, Cecilia Walton
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

I bet anyone can get better at golf than you are in one week, a golfer says to her golfing businessman for a boyfriend in a quarrel. Unfortunately Stig-Helmer is standing nearby when the ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Åberg
Stars: Lasse Åberg, Jon Skolmen, Mats Bergman
SOS (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The landlubber Stig-Helmer and his Norwegian friend Ole get on a barge by mistake. They arrive to an island in the archipelago and have to spend Midsummer among the fancy rich people, their... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Åberg
Stars: Lasse Åberg, Jon Skolmen, Birgitte Söndergaard
Breaking Out (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Reine quits his job because he's tired of his boss. He takes a job at the Kumla Prison in hope that he can set up a play acted by the prisoners, who are not very interested. But they ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
Stars: Björn Kjellman, Viveka Seldahl, Peter Haber
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ancient Greek philosopher's comical vision of how life in present day Sweden will play out.

Director: Peter Dalle
Stars: Suzanne Reuter, Ulla Skoog, Peter Dalle
Jalla! Jalla! (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon. Roros best friend, Måns, has his own ... See full summary »

Director: Josef Fares
Stars: Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Tuva Novotny
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Åberg
Stars: Janne Carlsson, Lasse Åberg, Ted Åström
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Criminal trio strike at furniture store, discover a secret network for shipping computers to the Soviet Union.

Director: Mikael Ekman
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Björn Gustafson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Backlund family is going on a caravanning holiday. According to the father Gösta it is the best way to see Sweden. The son Johan does not want to do anything but bathing and the ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Sundvall
Stars: Rolf Skoglund, Claire Wikholm, Gunnar 'Knas' Lindkvist
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sickan has a new plan. This time, the gang are going to steal a small computer micro chip which contains a top secret plan of what the government intends to do with Sweden in the future. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Ekman
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Björn Gustafson
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sickan, Vanheden and Rocky try to rob the Berns nightclub one night, but Vanheden has made the mistake to invite his constantly drunk cousin, the old dynamiter Dynamite-Harry and he ruins ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Ekman
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Nils Brandt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katarina Ewerlöf ... Sara
Peter Haber ... Janne
Jessica Zandén Jessica Zandén ... Rita
Leif Andrée ... Åke
Nina Gunke ... Eva
Dan Ekborg ... Gunnar
Lena B. Eriksson Lena B. Eriksson ... Anne
Anders Ekborg ... Tomas
Inga Ålenius Inga Ålenius ... Signe
Carl Kjellgren Carl Kjellgren ... Erik
Helena Af Sandeberg ... Marika
Alexandra Dahlström ... Jeanette
Stina Rautelin ... Helena
Suzanne Reuter ... Carina
Per Burell Per Burell ... Mats
Edit

Storyline

In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families. Though her current spouse Janne initially is quite opposed, he eventually gives in. Then the booze kicks in. Families start infighting. Janne grows increasingly annoyed as the guests make repeated references to having sex with his wife. And during dinner, Sara announces that she is pregnant. This strikes Janne as odd considering that he had a vasectomy a year before. Soon the party devolves into utter chaos. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

26 November 1999 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

In Bed with Santa See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Janne: If it is Åke I will kill him!
Rita: Oh, so it is ok if it's Tomas, Gunnar or Erik?
Janne: No, but of course it's that horny bastard, he would get turned on by worm if it had breasts.
See more »

Connections

References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Modern society masked as Christmas catastrophe
29 December 2013 | by OJTSee all my reviews

It's a well known fact that Christmas party's can be a family catastrophe, but this film takes the whole thing over the top. This story tops similar movies like "National Lampoons Christmas Hilda's" and Mowegian "Cabin fever" (Når nettene blir lange) which all describe Christmas as we fear, or some similarities with the Danish "The Celebration" (Festen).

It's a very bad idea when naive and queen mummy Sara invites all her children's father's exes with spouses/better halves, and should gave listen to her new man Janne's suggestion to postpone the whole idea. They all turn up, and it's bound for disaster when it's mixed with alcohol.

There's a bitter undertone to this comedy, which is a criticism of the free and open modern society, where family relations are mixed with too modern thinking. Well, it's over the top, and here the kids are the most reasonable.

This film is best seen upon as an over-the-top crazy comedy, still with some serious undertones. And a great moral underneath as well. Very entertaining, and much better than expected.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed