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''I'll Be Home for Christmas'' is a 1998 film starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and JessicaBiel.

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''I'll Be Home for Christmas'' is a 1998 film starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and JessicaBiel.
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* CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2: Even though Jake goes to a very nice coastal university where everyone has dorm rooms, the students still use hallway lockers big enough for jocks to stick a nerd into. Or a school where jocks take a fellow student and strand him in the middle of a desert (which is essentially attempted murder]]).

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* CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2: Even though Jake goes to a very nice coastal university where everyone has dorm rooms, the students still use hallway lockers big enough for jocks to stick a nerd into. Or a school where jocks take a fellow student and strand him in the middle of a desert (which is essentially attempted murder]]).murder).


* CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2: Even though Jake goes to a very nice coastal university where everyone has dorm rooms, the students still use hallway lockers big enough for jocks to stick a nerd into. Or a school where jocks take a fellow student and strand him in the middle of a desert ([[WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic which is probably attempted murder]]).

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* CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2: Even though Jake goes to a very nice coastal university where everyone has dorm rooms, the students still use hallway lockers big enough for jocks to stick a nerd into. Or a school where jocks take a fellow student and strand him in the middle of a desert ([[WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic which (which is probably essentially attempted murder]]).


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[[caption-width-right:300:The ''other'' PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles.Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles.]]


* RuleOfFunny: Allison's voicemail only seems to allow messages of no more than five seconds, far too short for any message actually explaining who called her and why. But if it lasted any longer, we would have Jake blurting "Desert Santa buzzard tumbleweed!" into the phone to try and explain himself before he's cut off.

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* RuleOfFunny: Allison's voicemail only seems to allow messages of no more than five seconds, far too short for any message actually explaining who called her and why. But if it lasted any longer, we would wouldn't have Jake blurting "Desert Santa buzzard tumbleweed!" into the phone to try and explain himself before he's cut off.

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* RuleOfFunny: Allison's voicemail only seems to allow messages of no more than five seconds, far too short for any message actually explaining who called her and why. But if it lasted any longer, we would have Jake blurting "Desert Santa buzzard tumbleweed!" into the phone to try and explain himself before he's cut off.


* {{Jerkass}}: Ed-Man. He tries to steal Jake's girlfriend and he openly admits that he can't help do anything good for anyone else because it'll damage his reputation.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Ed-Man. He tries to steal Jake's girlfriend and he openly admits that he can't help do anything good for anyone else because it'll damage his reputation. [[SlaveToPR Still, he wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't so worried about it.]]


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* MacGuffin: The Porsche. The 1957 Porsche. THE Porsche that they restored by hand. THE Porsche that - in Jake's mind - would look best with Jake at the wheel.

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* MacGuffin: The Porsche. The 1957 Porsche. THE Porsche that they restored by hand. THE Porsche that - that, in Jake's mind - mind, would look best with Jake at the wheel.



* OhCrap: The Ed-Man, with the sinking realization that he has just called two police officers - in full Christmas costume - "jingle balls".

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* OhCrap: The Ed-Man, with the sinking realization that he has just called two police officers - officers, in full Christmas costume - costume, "jingle balls".


* CrazyJealousGuy: Jake gets furious over his girlfriend kissing Neddy and growls "I'll kill him" under his breath.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Jake gets furious over his girlfriend kissing Neddy Ed-Man and growls "I'll kill him" under his breath.



* {{Jerkass}}: Neddy. He tries to steal Jake's girlfriend and he openly admits that he can't help do anything good for anyone else because it'll damage his reputation.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Neddy.Ed-Man. He tries to steal Jake's girlfriend and he openly admits that he can't help do anything good for anyone else because it'll damage his reputation.


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* RealityEnsues: Demanding to know the location of a guest and threatening the receptionist quickly gets Jake tossed out of the hotel.


* CrazyJealousGuy: Jake gets furious over his girlfriend kissing Neddy and growls "I'll kill him" under his breath.



* {{Jerkass}}: Neddy. He tries to steal Jake's girlfriend and he openly admits that he can't help do anything good for anyone else because it'll damage his reputation.



* UnderTheMistletoe: Allie and The Ed-Man find themselves unexpectedly under it, which a less-than-thrilled Jake sees on television due to fortuitous reporting.

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* UnderTheMistletoe: Allie and The Ed-Man find themselves unexpectedly under it, which a less-than-thrilled Jake sees on television due to fortuitous reporting.reporting.
* YourCheatingHeart: The police officer tries to win back his wife after he kissed another woman.
** Jake sees his girlfriend kiss another guy on TV and assumes she's cheating on him.

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* SceneryCensor: Eddie's private area is censored by a mug of orange juice after his towel is pulled off.

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However, a student named the Ed-Man has the hots for Jake's girlfriend. When he hears that Jake promised to help some jocks cheat a test, he puts a stop to it and causes them to fail. With Jake easily to blame, he gets left in the middle of the desert dressed in a Santa suit that's glued to his body. With no money or ID, Jake must find a way to get home for Christmas to get that car.

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* CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2: Even though Jake goes to a very nice coastal university where everyone has dorm rooms, the students still use hallway lockers big enough for jocks to stick a nerd into. Or a school where jocks take a fellow student and strand him in the middle of a desert ([[WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic which is probably attempted murder]]).

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