History Film / ErnestSavesChristmas

3rd Jul '16 2:58:46 AM Adept
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A 1988 film starring Jim Varney as his signature character, ErnestPWorrell. In it, Ernest has to save Christmas by helping Santa Claus, who has been incarcerated after trying to track down a man who has been chosen to be the next Santa. It's up to Ernest to get Santa out of jail and get a hold of Joe, the man chosen to be the next Santa.

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A 1988 film starring Jim Varney as his signature character, ErnestPWorrell.Film/ErnestPWorrell. In it, Ernest has to save Christmas by helping Santa Claus, who has been incarcerated after trying to track down a man who has been chosen to be the next Santa. It's up to Ernest to get Santa out of jail and get a hold of Joe, the man chosen to be the next Santa.
29th May '16 1:17:02 PM AtticusOmundson
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* AllLovingHero: Santa and Joe. It's actually one of the main requirements in being chosen as Santa.
2nd May '16 1:12:37 PM AtticusOmundson
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* TheQuietOne: Bobby. The most he ever says is when he argues with Chuck over whether "Elves" is spelled with an "M" or a "V," and later when arguing if it's "F. Bunny" or "E. Bunny."
29th Apr '16 8:35:25 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"You know, I've carried this torch for more seasons then... I should have done. 'Cause I loved it so much. But ''now''... I've taken to making notes! Well, you can't do it that way! It shouldn't be done that way! It can't be done that way..."''
-->-- '''Santa Claus'''
20th Dec '15 1:29:05 AM SpideyTerry
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* BatmanGambit: Santa wanted [[spoiler:Harmony to steal the sack]] in order for her to learn what Christmas is all about and to take stock of her life.



** And again in the sleigh.

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** And again in the sleigh.sleigh, though this is due to him having trouble controlling it.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: For Harmony, running out of a restaurant without paying. For Joe, doing a puppet show for a group of children.



* HereWeGoAgain: The last scene shows Chuck and Bobby getting a new delivery: [[spoiler:the Easter Bunny]].



* NoodleIncident: Santa had hoped to transfer the powers much sooner, but he had experienced various unexplained delays while narrowing the list of candidates down to Joe.



* ParentalNeglect: According to Santa, Harmony ran away because her parents didn't give her the attention she needed.



* SavingChristmas: See above.

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* SavingChristmas: See above.above or, if you're busy, just see the title.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Chuck and Bobby.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Chuck and Bobby. This time, they're storage agents at the airport.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The checkin attendant at the airport hardly bats an eye when Santa gives his name and then the two elves later in the movie.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The checkin attendant at the airport hardly bats an eye when Santa gives his name and then the two elves later in the movie. Chuck and Bobby also take reindeer walking on the ceiling in stride.
17th Dec '15 9:18:15 AM creepingdeath
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: This version of Ernest seems the most capable, and is thought to be playing up the not actually believing that Santa is indeed SantaClaus until searching his sack, being skeptical of Harmony being alone with Santa's sack and her lies. He of course comes up with the schemes to get Santa out of jail, get Joe's location and sneak Santa into the studio.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: This version of Ernest seems the most capable, and is thought to be playing up the his stupidity. He did not actually believing believe that Santa is indeed SantaClaus until searching his sack, being skeptical of Harmony being alone with Santa's sack and her lies. He of course comes up with the schemes to get Santa out of jail, get Joe's location and sneak Santa into the studio.
17th Dec '15 9:11:52 AM creepingdeath
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: This version of Ernest seems the most capable, and is thought to be playing up the not actually believing that Santa is indeed SantaClaus until searching his sack, being skeptical of Harmony being alone with Santa's sack and her lies. He of course comes up with the schemes to get Santa out of jail, get Joe's location and sneak Santa into the studio.
8th Apr '15 5:18:47 PM nombretomado
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* ProductPlacement: Surprisingly averted, seeing as the film is [[DisneyThemeParks set in Orlando]]. Although there was a scene filmed at Disney's Hollywood Studios, it was not portrayed as such.

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* ProductPlacement: Surprisingly averted, seeing as the film is [[DisneyThemeParks [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks set in Orlando]]. Although there was a scene filmed at Disney's Hollywood Studios, it was not portrayed as such.
22nd Jan '15 3:28:31 PM AdamC
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** As well as the old Santa, as his BerserkButton indicates.

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** As well as the old Santa, as his BerserkButton indicates. This, more than anything else, is the trait a retiring Santa looks for when selecting a replacement.
26th Dec '14 9:15:05 AM CheeseDogX
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* ShoutOut: To ''Film/StarWars'' when Ernest hits "Priority Delivery" mode on the sleigh and the sleigh suddenly accelerates within a light pattern much like the ''Millennium Falcon'' going into light speed.

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* ShoutOut: To ''Film/StarWars'' when Ernest hits "Priority Delivery" mode on the sleigh and the sleigh suddenly accelerates within a light pattern much like the ''Millennium Falcon'' ''[[Franchise/StarWars Millennium Falcon]]'' going into light speed.speed.
** Related to the above, one of the things Ernest shouts trying to get the reindeer to start flying is "May the Force be with you!"
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