Christmas in Wonderland (2007)




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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
PG (for rude language)
Comedy , Kids & Family
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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 (6) | Top Critics (1)

Christmas in Wonderland kills Christmas and Chris Kattan's career in one fell Santa swoop.

November 9, 2007
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 19, 2009
Times (UK)

The note of morbidity lends faint interest to a film that's like spending an hour and a half inside an Argos catalogue.

Full Review… | November 19, 2009

The ensuing shambles features Tim Curry as a gormless copper, two Home Alone-style villains and the worst CG elves we've ever seen.

Full Review… | November 19, 2009
Total Film

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.

Full Review… | November 19, 2009
Radio Times

Traditionally dreadful Christmas comedy that's brought down by a combination of atrocious acting, terrible writing, cloying sentimentality and jaw-droppingly bad special effects.

Full Review… | November 18, 2009

Audience Reviews for Christmas in Wonderland


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 Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

This was fun. What kid wouldn't have loved to have a bag full of money at Christmastime and no limits on what to get at a mall? I was really enjoying the movie up until Brian opens a door under some stairs that led to "Santa's North Pole" and there was a cartoon on the other side...??? Okay, but other than that the movie was fun and enjoyable. It's not the greatest movie in the world, but for a good Christmas movie I'm sure I'll enjoy this more in the coming years.

rusty allen
rusty allen

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 Lantz
Jon Lantz

Super Reviewer

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