Chasing Christmas

Synopsis: In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Director(s): Ron Oliver
Production: Lionsgate
  1 nomination.
120 min

In the middle of the pageant,

Alison left to go

to the restroom.

She was taking a bit long,

so Jack went to check on her.

Only she wasn't

in the restroom.

She was in

the coat check room.


- She was with Jack's dentist.

- Oh.

And they weren't

checking coats.


Jack and Alison were officially

divorced shortly thereafter.

She claiming she didn't want

to be married to a workaholic,

and he claiming he didn't want

to be married to a woman

who cheats on him.

She moved to London and

sees Suzanne once a year

during the holidays.

I know all this already.

Of course you do.

You know everything

that's happened.

I'm informing Present.

You know her... condition.


I know, poor thing.

She'll forget all this

by tomorrow.

Doesn't it ever bother you

only knowing what is

and not what was?

Doesn't it ever bother you

only knowing what was

and not what is?


All right, all right, please.

Can we get back

to the case at hand?

Now, since that night,

Jack has had a contempt

for Christmas

and forgotten

its true meaning,

causing him to be

chilly toward others

and weakening his relationship

with his daughter Suzanne.


And completely

and utterly common.

Lots of people have lost

the true meaning of Christmas.

So what makes this--

What's his name?

- Jack.

- Ja-- Jack--

What makes him

this year's target?

Well, alphabetically speaking,

we are on the C's.

Yeah, the sleeve is about

a half short still,

and I wanted the collar

thicker, not thinner.

Yeah, by tomorrow.

Well, it's not a holiday

at my house.

If you can't do it,

I'll find someone

that will, okay?

- All right? Thank you.

- [hangs up]

- Mr. Cameron?

- Yes?

The workers were wondering

if they could leave

early today.

- Which workers?

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Todd Berger

Todd Berger (born April 5, 1979) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and novelist most prominently known for writing, directing, and appearing in the films It's a Disaster, Cover Versions, and The Scenesters. Berger has also appeared as an actor in films such as Southland Tales and on the television shows Parks and Recreation and Maron. Berger also wrote the novel Showdown City, published in 2016 by Diversion Books. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review and called it a "terrific debut novel." Berger is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked for the student television station KVR-TV and wrote and directed the nationally syndicated comedy show Campus Loop.Berger also wrote The Happytime Murders, an upcoming noir-comedy puppet film being directed by Brian Henson and starring Melissa McCarthy, and is currently writing a screenplay for a film adaptation of Where's Waldo. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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