Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy, Slapstick  |   Release Date - Nov 11, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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When Santa Claus decides to retire, he appoints a washed-up kiddie show host (Douglas Seale) to take his place. Along the way, the real Santa ends up in the slammer on Christmas Eve, and it's up to goonish, glad-handing Ernest P. Worrall (Jim Varney) to bust him out. Varney plays a handful of supporting characters, including a slick-talking attorney. This film was followed by Ernest Goes to Jail.

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Santa-Claus, retirement, cab-driver, Christmas, escape, lawyer, replacement