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


* DefeatByModesty: Jake attempts this when he thinks his girlfriend Allie slept with his rival Eddie, who at the moment is only wearing a towel. When Eddie eggs him on by saying that all that happened (a kiss under the mistletoe) was good, Jake angrily pulls his towel off.

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* DefeatByModesty: Jake attempts this when he thinks his girlfriend Allie slept with his rival Eddie, who at the moment is only wearing a towel. When Eddie eggs him on by saying that all that happened (a kiss under the mistletoe) was good, Jake angrily pulls his the towel off.

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* DefeatByModesty: Jake attempts this when he thinks his girlfriend Allie slept with his rival Eddie, who at the moment is only wearing a towel. When Eddie eggs him on by saying that all that happened (a kiss under the mistletoe) was good, Jake angrily pulls his towel off.


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

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

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* CryingWolf: Jakes manages to call his father and tells him that he's in the middle of nowhere with no money. However, with all the excuses he has made to avoid being home for Christmas, he isn't believed.


Jake Wilkinson is an 18-year-old boy attending Palisades Academy in California. For the past few years, he has not been home for Christmas since his mother died and his father remarried. A few days before Christmas Eve, his father offers to give him his vintage 1957 Porsche if he is home by 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve for Christmas dinner.

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Jake Wilkinson is an 18-year-old boy attending Palisades Academy in California. For the past few years, he has not been home for Christmas since his mother died and his father remarried.remarried not long after. A few days before Christmas Eve, his father offers to give him his vintage 1957 Porsche if he is home by 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve for Christmas dinner.


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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However, Eddie Taffet, a student named nicknamed the Ed-Man Ed-Man, has the hots for Jake's girlfriend.girlfriend Allie Henderson. 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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* BigBad: Eddie Taffet, who essentially resorts to two occasions of kidnapping in order to try to steal a girl away from her boyfriend.


''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.
Creator/JessicaBiel.

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* TitledAfterTheSong


* 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]]).


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

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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.

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