Wednesday, December 2, 2009

All I Want For Christmas

All I Want for Christmas is a family favorite in our house. The movie, featuring Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Embry, and a cameo appearance by Leslie Nielsen (as Santa) is a great one for the whole family. Released in 1991, this Christmas tale has mostly flown under the radar. I don't know too many people who have heard of it, let alone seen the film.

All I Want for Christmas follows siblings Ethan and Hallie in their wacky attempts to reunite their parents, who divorced a year ago. Mice loose in the house, mother's boyfriend trapped in an ice cream delivery truck and taxis that never arrive are just a few of the adventures to be found. Hallie even resorts to asking the big guy in red for help getting their parents back together again. Can Santa help?

This movie is one that I must watch EVERY year, and has been since I was in high school (when my family discovered it). We owned a copy of the movie on VHS, but our VHS player recently gave up the ghost. This dilemma was solved for me when my mom (what would we do without our moms, huh?) bought me a copy on DVD from! I am typing this right now, as I give my new DVD a test spin! No special features really, but a GREAT family holiday movie!

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Camille said...

I've never heard about this movie! I'll have to check it out! :)

PubbyPab said...

Snowball!! Snowball!! Snowball!!

Chris said...

Yeah PubbyPab....I am sooo glad to know someone else out there knows this movie!!!

PubbyPab said...

It's one of my favorite movies ever. I don't just watch it during the holiday season, though--I have it on my iPod so I tend to watch it all year long! There's nothing like Xmas in July ... :)