Christmas in Wonderland


Christmas in Wonderland

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Movie Info

In this family comedy, a dad and his two kids undergo a cross-country move from Los Angeles to Edmonton on Christmas Eve. They visit the local mall to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, and while they're there, they stumble upon a pile of counterfeit cash, and inadvertently catch the criminals behind it. It would all seem like a decidedly magical sequence of events, but that just might be because there's something magical residing in the West Edmonton Mall. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi

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Matthew Knight
as Brian Saunders
Chris Kattan
as Leonard Cardoza
Cameron Bright
as Danny Saunders
Preston Lacy
as Sheldon Cardoza
Tim Curry
as McLoosh
Carmen Electra
as Ginger Peachum
Patrick Swayze
as Wayne Saunders
Amy Schlagel
as Mary Saunders
Zoe Schlagel
as Mary Saunders
Rachel Hayward
as Judy Saunders
Marty Antonini
as Elliot Block
Sean Tyson
as Randolph
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Critic Reviews for Christmas in Wonderland

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

  • With all due respect to his memory, it is truly execrable, a tawdry seasonal exploitation pic set almost entirely within a giant mall. Swayze fans, do yourself a favour and rent Point Break instead.

    Nov 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The note of morbidity lends faint interest to a film that's like spending an hour and a half inside an Argos catalogue.

    Nov 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Christmas in Wonderland kills Christmas and Chris Kattan's career in one fell Santa swoop.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 1/5
  • Christmas mayhem at the mall has stereotypes, rude language.

    Apr 16, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The ensuing shambles features Tim Curry as a gormless copper, two Home Alone-style villains and the worst CG elves we've ever seen.

    Nov 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Swayze is given little to work with as the bewildered dad, while Tim Curry's shameless turn as a Royal Mountie with an inexplicable Scot's accent is sheer panto excess.

    Nov 20, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Christmas in Wonderland

  • Oct 31, 2009
    Honestly pretty bad, even by Christmas movie standards. With mum away, three kids go to the mall to do Christmas shopping with their dad (Patrick Swayze). The kids of course get separated from dad, there's a silly plot with a bag of counterfeit money, and some bumbling villains trying to get it back. And a campy Carmen Electra in a series of bad wigs. The cool mall is the best part - beautiful decorations and a pool in the middle of winter. Kind of made me want to go shopping when I think family values are probably the message it is trying to achieve!
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2007
    It made me laugh, for many different reasons. It's worth watching if you live in Edmonton, or just need laugh during the holidays.
    Jon L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2007
    Its nice that this movie shows ppl that Canada isnt all trees, snow, igloos, moose. We are civilized and have West Ed! But it also portrays Canadians as a bunch of idiots. There was even the one clerk who kept saying 'eh'. The few that do say 'eh' up here, dont say it with that stupid accent that a lot of ppl think we all have. Also, the only girl that the 16 year old brother could find who interested him was also from LA, as if there arent any good Canadian girls. But I guess what more could you expect from Hollywood.
    Rebecca E Super Reviewer

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