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Chasing Christmas (2005)

In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.

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Ron Oliver

Writer:

Todd Berger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Arnold ... Jack Cameron
Andrea Roth ... Present
Leslie Jordan ... Past
Brittney Wilson ... Suzanne Cameron
Robert Clarke ... Trevor James
Jed Rees ... Future
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Alison (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Jason Schombing ... Matthew Presley
Benjamin Ayres ... Mike
Aleks Paunovic ... Vincent
Keith Dallas Keith Dallas ... Bartender
Juan Carlos Velis ... Bellboy (as Juan-Carlos Velis)
Marco Soriano ... Concierge
Alexis Llewellyn ... Child #1
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Child #2
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In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.

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It only takes one bad bulb to turn off the whole holiday.

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language, sensuality, thematic elements, and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spiritual Guilt Trip See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During the bar fight scene in the bar the bar tender calls his room mate Curtis and says, "Hey Curtis! It's Joey. Your room mate Joey... You know that new sound you were looking for? Well listen to this." He holds the phone out to pick up the sound of an LP being scratched back and forth. This is an homage to the 1985 film "Back to the Future" when Marty Mayfly is improvising on stage with a guitar and a back stage worker, Marvin Barry, calls his cousin Chuck Barry and says the same thing, "...You know that new sound you've been looking for? Well listen to this." He holds the phone out toward the stage to pick up Marty's guitar playing. See more »

Goofs

When Jack pours himself a drink when his daughter is just about to go out it has no ice. Later on in the same scene when he finishes the drink it has ice cubes in the glass See more »

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

My Real Christmas List
(uncredited)
Written by Joe Lervold & Lisa Aschmann
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet with Frank Jackson, vocal
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari /MasterSource
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Bland & Boring
17 December 2007 | by youngsteveSee all my reviews

Although this didn't look much, I thought I would give it a try, as it had a Christmas theme, & based on the Christmas Carol. It also was fairly praised up by comments on here. Unfortunately, I have just spent 80+ minutes of my life watching a completely unfunny, badly acted, load of rubbish, & warn others to keep well away.

Tom Arnold seems to have fallen a long way & got a lot thinner since his Roseanne days. Andrea Roth is supposed to be Christmas Present who is character falls for as she is so good looking & witty, whilst in reality is a complete bore. Worst though was a little midget masquerading as Christmas Past, who the plot evolves around, & seems to have a severe mental deficiency, whilst the rest of the cast sleepwalks to another TV movie.

Bah Humbug


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