I'll Be Home for Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

Jake Wilkinson is a self-absorbed college student who, just days before Christmas, awakens to find himself stranded in the middle of the California desert, wearing a Santa suit and a white beard glued to his face. The butt of a payback by… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 13, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Neither parent nor child will find any merriment in this mess.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

This family comedy finds unearned laughs in old women and dog flatulence.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A Christmas turkey.

Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Jon Taylor Thomas' yule tale charming for tweens.

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Lael Loewenstein

Arrogance gives way to humility, making this an appropriate, if thoroughly cliched, Christmas morality tale that's sugar-coated with an attractive cast spouting sitcom-quality dialogue.

Ted Fry

Adequate in every way and oddly subversive in spots, but that's about it.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An innocuously entertaining comedy...

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

None of the cast comes off well, but they have little to work with, since the dialogue sounds like it was made up on the spot and performed without rehearsal.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Inane Christmas film has little going for it in script and character.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Um filme natalino que advoga a eficácia da mentira e do egoísmo como formas de ser bem sucedido.

More reviews for I'll Be Home for Christmas

Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
"Somewhere between L.A. and N.Y. Jake found the meaning of Christmas" I'll Be Home For Christmas is a cliche family Christmas movie. The major… More
Dean McKenna
Hilarious Xmas comedy film that I really liked it. Jonathan Taylor Thomas' character did great and funny things by helping people give them good Christmas… More
KJ Proulx
Poor with some elements added in, but if you were to take those elements out, then it would be a great film. It was well worth watching, and I recommend it!… More
Sarah Prisbylla
A cheesy Disney movie, but it is fun to watch at Christmas!
Coxxie Mild Sauce
believe it or not, thats not the closest JTT's lips have been to big fuzzy ball