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I'll Be Home for Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Actors: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon
Director: Arlene Sanford
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
PG     2002     1hr 26min

In the spirit of the season, Disney presents the hilarious comedy adventure that celebrates the believer in all of us. Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), a self-centered college student, has one thing on his mind -- ...  more »

     

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Actors: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon
Director: Arlene Sanford
Creators: David Hoberman, Justis Greene, Robin French, Tracey Trench, Harris Goldberg, Michael Allin, Tom Nursall
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Comedy, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Comedy, Family Films, Christmas
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/08/2002
Original Release Date: 11/13/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 11/13/1998
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, French
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Movie Reviews

Great Movie!
12/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'll Be Home For Christmas is a great movie for the whole family! My mom and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was romantic, cute, and funny. Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel really shined in their roles. My favorite scene is when Jake and Allie are sitting in the sleigh together. I also liked how Jake changed from stuck up to sweet. I am planning on buying this movie but where's the soundtrack? I thought the music was great! My favorite song is "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" by 'N Sync. If you haven't seen this movie, buy or rent it today. You're missing a great movie!"
A Christmas Favorite!
Sean Parauka | Orange, CT United States | 12/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"In 1998, movie makers came out with another Christmas classic and it was phenomenal. Johnathan Taylor Thomas played an excellent role in this film as the teenage Santa Claus. The movie is funny, hilarious and full of holiday fun. Your Christmas collection isn't complete without this. The movie starts out in California at college where we meet Jake (Thomas) who is planning a vacation on the beach with his girlfriend (Jessica Biel) instead of going home like she wants to. So when Jake calls his family and tells him he's not planning on coming home, his father (Gary Cole) bribes him to come home. He promises Jake if he comes home, he can have the Porsche his father restored. Now he's going home! The problem is, his college rivals play a prank on him and leave him stranded in the desert with nothing and wearing a Santa costume.So to get home, he hitches a ride with a theif who almost killed him with his van while Jake was walking on the side of the road. Then he comes accross a cop who asks Jake for help in getting his wife back. Jake does it because the cop promises to give him a bus ticket home if he succeeds. It's hilarious how Jake does it. Then, while at the bus station, Jake sees on TV his girlfriend with Eddie, who stranded him in the desert. "I'll kill him!" So he chases down Eddie and then ends up stranded again. So he enters a Santa Claus race and the winner gets money. Of course Jake wins because he's competing against old fats guys. I'll let you see the rest. How will he find a way to get home? "I'll Be Home For Christmas" is a holiday classic. Johnathan Taylor Thomas played the best role of his career to date in this movie. He was funny and hilarious. The movie really gets you into the holiday spirit. It always worked for me and it will work for you. Merry Christmas!"
Great for kids or adults
Dave | CT USA | 01/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was a cute movie for the whole family. I would suggest it to add to your holiday collection."
TAYLOR SCORES ANOTHER WINNER
Zane | Tempe, AZ | 12/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was a fun and entertaining movie. As always, Taylor Thomas played his part well. I thought he was just as funny here as in "Man of the House". There's a scene in which he hides in a dog cage in order to stowaway on a plane-----absolutely classic."