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Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

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Three children and their father move from Los Angeles, California to Edmonton, Alberta. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall, they find counterfeit cash, inadvertently help catch crooks, and make a discovery about Santa.

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James Orr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Knight ... Brian Saunders
Chris Kattan ... Leo Cardoza
Cameron Bright ... Danny Saunders
Preston Lacy ... Sheldon Cardoza
Amy Schlagel Amy Schlagel ... Mary Saunders
Zoe Schlagel Zoe Schlagel ... Mary Saunders
Carmen Electra ... Ginger Peachum
Tim Curry ... Gordon McLoosh
Patrick Swayze ... Wayne Saunders
Matthew Walker ... Santa / Mr. Nicholas / Mall Ghost / Kristopher Kringle / Old Man with Walker
MacKenzie Porter ... Shane (as Mackenzie Porter)
Marty Antonini Marty Antonini ... Elliot Block
Rachel Hayward ... Judy Saunders
Donovan Workun ... Smith
Sean Tyson ... Randolph
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Storyline

It's turning out to be a pretty rotten Christmas for the Saunders family. Having just moved to Edmonton, Alb from Los Angeles, California, they have no friends, no money, and, with the exception of the bright-eyed Mary, no Christmas spirit. To make matters worse, their mother is stuck in Los Angeles, stranded by airline overbookings. So, the Christmas shopping duties fall on Dad and the gloomy kids. Things start looking a bit more like Christmas when twelve-year old Brian and six-year old Mary find a satchel of money at the local mall and they launch a Yuletide shopping spree, that is, until the crooks who counterfeited the money chase them through the mall packed with holiday shoppers. Written by James Orr

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Two kids, a mall, a million in cash, ...what could go wrong?

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 2007 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Le jackpot de Noël See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$689, 25 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,566, 27 January 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Filmed in West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. See more »

Goofs

After visiting Santa, Brian wants to find the hockey rink in the mall. Brian and Mary would have already passed the rink on the way from the pirate ship to see Santa, because the rink is inbetween the ship and Santa, and there is no way to get around it without seeing it. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'Christmas in Wonderland' (2007) See more »

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Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Charles Wesley (uncredited) and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arranged by Philip Pope
Published by Air-Edel Associates Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Air-Edel Associates Ltd
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Christmas In Wonderland
24 December 2008 | by gremlin1947See all my reviews

Though this movie was very good. It was great seeing Patrick Swayze back on the screen again and also seeing Tim Curry back acting again I have always been a big Tim Curry fan. To me this was a very good Christmas movie and I hope it is played a lot at Christmas time from now on. Carman Electra played a great villaness. This was certainly not the Polar Express or White Christmas which I consider the two best Christmas movies ever made. But it was quite amusing and held our attention all the way through. I really think that more Christmmas movie should be made in the same style as this one. It is a film that the whole family can enjoy.


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