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.


Sue Corcoran





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


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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Jingle All the Oy Vey


Comedy | Family



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Fun family movie! This is the Christmas Movie of the Decade!
28 May 2012 | by stagedoorwaSee all my reviews

There are some movies that hold up over time and we see every year during the Christmas season. This is one of those movies. Ira Finkelsteins' Christmas will join the ranks of "A Christmas Story" and National Lampoons "Christmas Vacation" and is the Christmas Movie of this decade and one you will want to each year.

Ira decided he has to have the Christmas experience and goes to great lengths to get it. He switches places with Mikey and ends up having a Christmas experience which most definitely is not what he bargained for at first, but then he realizes that Christmas is for every one, including him.

David DeLuise is hysterical as Ira's father, and Elliot Gould as Ira's grandfather almost steals the show, almost. Two dogs and a passel of kids bring the majority of laughs and fun.

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Release Date:

1 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All I Want Is Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »


Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Von Piglet Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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