Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Average Rating: 4.5/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 8
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Release Date: Nov 11, 1988 Wide
Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 47,999
When Santa Claus decides to retire, he appoints a washed-up kiddie show host (Douglas Seale) to take his place. Along the way, the real Santa ends up in the slammer on Christmas Eve, and it's up to goonish, glad-handing Ernest P. Worrall (Jim Varney) to bust him out. Varney plays a handful of supporting characters, including a slick-talking attorney. This film was followed by Ernest Goes to Jail. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Nov 11, 1988 Wide
Sep 3, 2002
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Typical yet frequently goofy fun Ernest flick.
A Christmas classic. Jim Varney is sorely missed in my heart.
Ernest's best film. Actually quite funny.
A reminder [that] movies don't always have to be deep or artful to be enjoyable. Sometimes all you need is fun and a short nostalgia fix.
Surprisingly good-natured and harmless.
Is this guy qualified to save an entire holiday?
Audience Reviews for Ernest Saves Christmas
- Ernest P. Worrell: Take the "you know what" to the "You know where" by "you know when."
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