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A Christmas obsessed Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams by trading airline tickets and places with another boy on his way to snowy Christmastown, WA.

Director:

Sue Corcoran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Sam Finkelstein
David DeLuise ... Max Finkelstein
Elijah Nelson ... Ira J. Finkelstein
Justin Thomas Howell ... Mikey Amato (as Justin Howell)
Cynthia Geary ... Libby Wilson
Angela DiMarco ... Rosie Finkelstein
Shaye Hodgins Shaye Hodgins ... Clare Wilson
Julianne Christie Julianne Christie ... Jennifer Cameo
Jenna Levin Jenna Levin ... Jessica Wilson
Meg Savlov Meg Savlov ... Ruth Finkelstein
Tony Doupe ... Walt Wilson
Jack Fleischmann Jack Fleischmann ... Kyle Wilson
Lance Rosen Lance Rosen ... Sol
Ashton Herrild Ashton Herrild ... Jack The Jerk
Tracy Hyland Tracy Hyland ... Julie Amato
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Storyline

Ira J. Finkelstein is obsessed with Christmas. He's seen every Christmas movie ever made and his dreams are filled with reindeer, sleigh rides and SNOW. The problem? Ira's Jewish - and at 11 years old, Christmas is passing him by. When Ira's hopes for a holiday vacation in Aspen are dashed, he hatches a plan to finally get the Christmas of his dreams. Flying unaccompanied to visit his grandparents in Florida, he swaps tickets with Mikey, another 11-year-old on his way to Christmastown, WA . Ira gets more than he bargained for when he experiences his first "White Christmas". Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Jingle All the Oy Vey

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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This movie gives us an example of how some Jewish Artists such as Irving Berlin wrote Christmas music when Santa from Christmas town told Ira the story about it. See more »

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I Just Can't Do Without Christmas
Written by Rob Shrock and Annie Bany
Performed by Annie Bany
Produced by Rob Shrock
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Ira Finkelstein Rocks!
4 May 2012 | by got-houseSee all my reviews

Sue Cochran has done it again! "IRA" is one of the absolute funniest, family friendly films I've seen in years! Finally an entertaining movie I can take my grandchildren to without blood, guts, aliens or violence. This movie displays humor, family values, adventure and understanding without gratuitous violence, slick tricks or overwhelming special effects. A poignant storyline, well portrayed by all. The actors were stellar, from the Hollywood veterans to the local talent. Wonderful to see DeLuise and Gould working together. A shout out to Ira's mother,played by Seattle theater star, Angela DiMarco. Awesome to see her on the big screen with her impeccable comedic timing. This film is well rafted. This film is well written. Thank you Von Piglet, well done!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All I Want Is Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Von Piglet Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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