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


Ah, good morning, Present.

Right on time, as usual.

Ah, as punctual

as the devil himself.

You know, I've never

understood that expression.

- I met the guy.

He's late for everything.

- Hmm.

Speaking of

"late for everything,"

you would think the Ghost

of Christmas Past would have

a better concept of time.

You've got to love the irony.

Off the record, sir.

Have you noticed anything

strange about Past today?

What do you mean?

It just seems that every time

that I've talked to him,

he seems... distant.

He's always been distant.

Like over-distant.



Well, let's get this

over with.

You have a hot date?

Oh, I don't know, dear.

What are you doing later on?

Ghosts, please.

Okay, let's hear it.

Who gets to go on this year's

spiritual guilt trip?


Very well, then.

Meet this year's target.


His name is Jack Cameron,

currently residing in

Seattle, Washington, USA.

["Deck the Halls"]

[music continues]

[record scratching]

[TV] The highs are high,

and the lows are

getting chilly,

and with a little help

from our friend

Jack Frost

and a low humidity

cold front,

we might even see

a white Christmas

tomorrow morning.

Merry Christmas.

- [doorbell rings]

- [grunts]


Merry Christmas.

What do you want?

We don't want anything.

We want to give you something.

We saw you don't have

any decorations,

and we had extra ones

at our house.

Yeah, so we thought we would

help you out for Christmas.

You thought you'd help me out

for Christmas, huh?

That's great.

So this is like a gift, huh?

So I could, uh, I could

put this thing anywhere

'cause it's a gift.

I could put it here,

but then nobody could get by.

That'd be dumb.

You know what?

What about out here

in this area?

But, you know, it wouldn't

look right with the house.

Uh, how about right here?

- Perfect!

- [horn honks]

Merry Christmas, kids.





What time?

I don't know.

You know how weird

my dad is about today.

- [knocks]

- Hey, did you ta--

- Let me call you back.

- [phone beeps]

Come in!

Wow. Is that a new dress?

Yeah. Do you like it?


It's my Christmas present

from Mom.


Looks like something

your mom would get you.

It's very inappropriate.

You can see

your whole... arm.

My arm, Dad?

Yeah, both of 'em.

Well, at least she gives me

Christmas presents.

Listen, I give you double

birthday presents, okay?

That's not the point.

Yeah, well, I'll tell you

what the point is.

Do you know anything about

those two things dangling

from the mantle downstairs?

And what do those

"things" look like?

They look like decorations.

It's just stockings.

Stockings are

decorations, honey.

Are stockings a gateway into

more hardcore decorations?

I'm glad you think

this is funny.

Lighten up, Dad.

It's just two red stockings.

Respect my rule.

Your rule is stupid.

- Is it stupid?

- Yeah!

- Is it really stupid?

- Yeah!

Excuse me for trying

to spread some holiday cheer.

I thought maybe

after seven years

of banning Christmas,

you might've changed.

It's time to get over this!

Get over--

Hey, I am over this!

I am so over this!

But there's things

that you don't know, okay?

Oh, I know. I know...

that you're a psycho!

I am not a psycho!

I am not a psycho!

I'm not... a psycho!

This is my room.

You're supposed

to storm out!

- [whispers]

I am not a psycho.

- Whatever.

Jack was married in 1978

to one Alison Addison.

Has one daughter, Suzanne.

Born in 1990.

On December 24th, 1998,

Jack and Alison attended

Suzanne's Christmas pageant.

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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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