I'll Be Home for Christmas

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Arlene Sanford (1998)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Think Planes, Trains and Automobiles set at Christmas instead of Thanksgiving and without the comic talents of Steve Martin or John Candy. This vehicle for Home Improvement teen actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas is watchable enough if you're in the festive mood, as he's clearly having fun as the smart aleck college kid who finds himself stranded in the desert wearing a Santa suit and facing a bizarre journey back to his family for the holidays. While the nightmare trip home has been done better, there are some laughs to be had.


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Cast & Crew

Jake Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Allie Jessica Biel
Eddie Adam LaVorgna
Jake's father Gary Cole
Carolyn Eve Gordon
Tracey Lauren Maltby
Nolan Andrew Lauer
Max Sean O'Bryan
Director Arlene Sanford
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy