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FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIES

ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS (1988)
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Directed By:
John R. Cherry III

Starring:
Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark, Noelle Parker and Beecher Martin

Rated PG
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Violence

THE PLOT:

Ernest is a Taxi cab driver who loves Christmas allot and gets to repay the big guy Santa when he shows up in his cab on a mission to find a replacement to the thrown of Santa, he has the perfect candidate. The star of a dying kids show, but his slimy agent is out to get him to sign him up on a Christmas horror movie and with the help of Ernest and a young runaway to save Christmas if temptation don't overwhelm her first.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

This is the story of Ernest saves Christmas and you may be already aware of this, but I do like this movie. It's a hidden present worthy of watching, but it's not a perfect movie by any means. I don't buy the theory about Santa, about him passing the magic down from person to person. But that's a minor complaint compared to the funny and touching story that is ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS, 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

The colorful world of Ernest gets turned red and green in this charming family feast for the eyes. I also don't think old Saint Nick passes from one person to another but an immortal spell keeps him alive. But that's another story, but it's clever and interesting. 9 STARS as well.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ FUNNY AND TOUCHING (Everything you expect in a Christmas comedy.)
+ STORY (The story works for the most part.)
+ CHARACTERS (The characters are well written.)
+ EFFECTS (Effective effects.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- SANTA THEORY (That he passes his powers on as he gets older doesn't quiet work for me.)

...AND FINALLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (If you don't celebrate Christmas you may not like this movie.)

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