Ernest Saves Christmas
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Slow-witted and annoying as all get out, commercial spokesperson Ernest (Jim Varney) is a cab driver in Miami and finds himself squiring a burned out Santa Claus around town helping his search for a replacement so he can finally retire.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 3, 2002
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41%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Typical yet frequently goofy fun Ernest flick.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

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.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

A Christmas classic. Jim Varney is sorely missed in my heart.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Surprisingly good-natured and harmless.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Ernest's best film. Actually quite funny.

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Is this guy qualified to save an entire holiday?

More reviews for Ernest Saves Christmas

Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Stacy Avary
A perfect Christmas movie that I can watch any day of the year. This is the second 'Ernest' film that I just love. Jim Varney was such a humble, great… More
Anthony Lawrie
One of the only Christmas films out there that I can watch quite happily in the summer!
Wahida K
ERNEST MY TV BUDDY. LOL I secretly own all the Ernest DVDs.
Jason Owens
When I was a kid and I first saw this movie, it was one of my favorites. Now I'm 20 and I watched it again, and I still like it. Ernest (Jim Varney)… More
Film Crazy
entertainig and vaguly amusing! woth a watch
danny d
one of the christmas greats