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Pete's Christmas (2013)

A put-upon teen finds himself reliving the same miserable Christmas day over and over again.

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Nisha Ganatra

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Peter McKay (story), Peter McKay (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zachary Gordon ... Pete Kidder
Molly Parker ... Dr. Pamela Kidder
Rick Roberts ... Ronald Kidder
Wesley Morgan ... Jake Kidder
Peter DaCunha ... Kenny Kidder
Marshall Williams ... Mike Bronski
Jacob Kraemer ... Ted Bronski
Bailee Madison ... Katie
Bruce Dern ... Grandpa
Victoria Fodor Victoria Fodor ... Katie's Mom
Vince Groulx ... Neighbor Referee
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ... Josephine
Racine Bebamikawe ... Kiran - Hipster #1
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Storyline

An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the holidays a makeover and his family a Christmas they will never forget. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

100 volte Natale See more »

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Budget:

CAD 3,300,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (HD)
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Trivia

The film takes place from December 24 to December 26, 2013. See more »

Goofs

In later iterations of the football game when Pete has secured a mascot and matching uniforms with their names on it, they used shots from earlier iterations of the game where they had mismatched uniforms. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: This family sure knows how to throw a Christmas... right in the toilet.
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Connections

References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

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Christmas Time Again
Written by Lesley Barber and Lisa Lambert
Performed by Gavin Hope, Rob Piltch, Lesley Barber and Adam Hay
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This generation's Scrooged
14 December 2015 | by JaynaBSee all my reviews

Family safe - no bad language or encouragement to lie, cheat, steal, or mock This is one Christmas movie that doesn't need fake snow (although there's enough of that too). Partly filmed in Ontario, Canada, on the shores of the Great Lakes, it's got plenty of the seasonal white stuff around in all the outdoor shots. The actors don't look too hot in their heavy winter clothing, and their breath sometimes frosts quite naturally. It's refreshing.

Zachary (Wimpy Kid) Gordon doesn't quite have the comedy chops of Bill Murray, but he's believable and sweet as a teen caught up in his own family's version of the day that keeps repeating until he gets it right. He's supported by some strong Canadian talent - Molly Parker as his overworked mom and Peter DaCunha as his too-perfect little brother - as well as Americans recognizable from a good range of decent television. Bruce Dern gives a solid performance as grouchy Grandpa.

Some slapstick and pratfalls but a lot of the humour is sweet rather than mocking. This is a series of small stories framed by, rather than tightly focusing on, Pete gaining maturity enough to see what he truly does want most for Christmas.


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