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Saving Christmas (2014)

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Kirk is enjoying the annual Christmas party extravaganza thrown by his sister until he realizes he needs to help out Christian, his brother-in-law, who has a bad case of the bah-humbugs. ... See full summary »

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Darren Doane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Kirk
Darren Doane ... Christian
Bridgette Cameron ... Kirk's Sister (as Bridgette Ridenour)
Ben Kientz ... St. Nick
David Shannon David Shannon ... Diondre
Raphi Henly Raphi Henly ... Conspiracy Theorist (as Raphi Henley)
Cameron Ridenour Cameron Ridenour ... Partygoer
Everett Ridenour Everett Ridenour ... Partygoer
Reese Ridenour Reese Ridenour ... Partygoer
Sharron Shannon Sharron Shannon ... Partygoer
Clarissa Shannon Clarissa Shannon ... Partygoer
Lydia Shannon Lydia Shannon ... Partygoer
Andrew Shannon Andrew Shannon ... Partygoer
Jacob Wilson Jacob Wilson ... Partygoer
Jaidyn Wilson Jaidyn Wilson ... Partygoer
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Kirk is enjoying the annual Christmas party extravaganza thrown by his sister until he realizes he needs to help out Christian, his brother-in-law, who has a bad case of the bah-humbugs. Kirk's fresh look at Christmas provides Christian's the chance to see Christ is where He has always been: at the center of our Christmas celebrations and traditions. Can Kirk save his in-laws opinions on Christmas or will he have to celebrate a holiday like this without him? Written by Official site

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Taglines:

Put Christ Back in Christmas

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$992,087, 16 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,783,970
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Made on a budget of $500,000. See more »

Goofs

During Kirk Cameron's opening monologue his cup (which is supposed to be full of hot chocolate) is obviously empty. See more »

Quotes

Kirk: Nicholas was 'bad,' in a good way
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Crazy Credits

Less than a minute into the end credits, there's around 3 minutes of bloopers. After all the credits have rolled, there's around 2 more minutes of bloopers. See more »

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Should have been called "Murdering Christmas"
31 December 2014 | by TerastasSee all my reviews

Forget the laughably shoddy production value, the overt preaching, and Kirk Cameron's epic social media temper tantrum when the film was critically panned. All you need to know is that Cameron's message about Christmas is the opposite of what one would expect from a movie called "Saving Christmas."

See, that whole "saving Christmas" storyline has been played out in kids' movies and Hallmark specials over and over again, and it's always about stripping away the commercialism and materialism and getting back into friends and family.

Kirk does the exact opposite in this film: He CELEBRATES and ENCOURAGES rabid commercialism. And worst of all, he even attempts to justify his materialism -- his greed and narcissism -- by claiming that's the good proper Christian thing to do.

So if not from rabid consumerism, what is Kirk Cameron trying to save Christmas from? From people celebrating, or even acknowledging the existence of, other holidays besides Christmas, from non-Christians celebrating Christmas, and from Christians celebrating Christmas any other way than the way Kirk Cameron believes you should.

In short, this is eighty minutes of Kirk Cameron trying to cram one hundred pounds of his self-absorbed discount-salvation bull**** into a one-pound bag, slap "Christmas Spirit" on it with a label maker, and hopelessly attempt to cram it down your throat.

Unless you are a raving fascist fundamentalist who only hasn't watched this movie because you are afraid of what will happen if you turn your 24/7 Fox News feed off, this movie is guaranteed to make you very angry. It does to Christmas the exact opposite of what the title promises: It delivers unto Christ this biggest black eye in our lifetime.


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