Christmas Eve

Synopsis: "Christmas Eve" is the dramatic, comedic story of six different groups of New Yorkers who get stuck inside elevators overnight on Christmas Eve. With nowhere to go and no one to interact with but each other, all of them are transformed by the events of their long night together.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Mitch Davis
Production: Unstuck
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Well, that

was your first mistake.

You see, department

stores are designed

on the premise that

people naturally travel

in a clockwise direction.

Go counterclockwise and

you'll spend less money.

Huh, maybe.


Whoo-hoo, I got a trophy.

I'm James.

Oh, right, James, come in,

sit down over there.

James Harris?


I want a signed contract,

not tickets to hear somebody

cry in Italian for three hours.

Get Steven on the phone.

Steven's in, um, London, sir.

It's Christmas Eve there.

Did I bloody ask

you what time it was in London?

Now, what if,

instead of paying for things

with money, you could

tell the cashier a story

that you've never

told anyone before

and the crazier it was, the

more stuff you could buy?

Would the story have to be true?

100% or else you get tased.

No wait, if the tumor's there,

we take it, right?

That's why we operate.

You saw her heart, the

damage was already done.

If I'd have seen it on the MRI,

I would have never

opened her up.

And you're okay with that?

Whoa, ho, hold up!

That there,

what's the problem

with you people?

Don't you know what

a penthouse is?

I do not want a pillar

obstructing my view!

I'm afraid that's

just not possible, sir.

I mean, we could do it

but we'd have to change

the five floors underneath.

Well, it just so happens

that I own those five floors

and all the bloody

floors beneath them.

I have Steven on the

phone for you, sir.

Yeah, Steven?

Do to unforeseen

financial constraints

placed upon pavlick energy

a reorganization's

become necessary,

which results in the

termination of James Harris.

Whoa, whoa, whoa!

I'm getting fired?

No, laid off.

But it's Christmas Eve.

Hey, Turk, what's up, buddy?


Six to eight weeks?

Oh my god! What am I gonna

do for a running back?

We're gonna be late!

We're always late remember?

All aboard who's coming aboard.

Hurry guys, hurry up!

Just chill,

guys, it's Christmas.

Come on, dawn!

Okay, look at this, good

thing we're all friends here.

What about Jacob?

There's no

way he'd fit in, just go.

Oh, come on, Jacob.

He'd better hurry.

Sorry boys, got a transport.

Oh well, well, it's Dr. Roberts.

Nurse ratchet.

Wait a minute,

isn't that the same...

don't worry, she'll be out

cold for another two hours,

then some poor nurse will

have to break her the news

because you'll be long gone.

Yeah, she's supposed

to be out in 30 minutes.

I should be there in 26,

assuming the subway's on time

and the crosswalk signals are

still set for commuter flow.

I don't want

to hear that right now.

Listen, it's Christmas

Eve, we'll do it

after the new year, okay?

We'll have lunch, then

we'll let the new guys

introduce themselves

and I'll cover the comp.

Hey, quick question,

I'm down a running back,

who do you take, Moreno...


Can you hear me?

Um, sir, I just

thought I'd remind you,

it's your son's birthday.

And it's Christmas,

should I send him a gift

in your name, maybe?

Reading my mind already?

What was that?


What the hell?

- That's not good.

- - That's not good

at all.

Am I blind?

Anyone got any ideas?

I always knew I would

die in an elevator.

I want you to scatter my

ashes over our apartment.

On the roof or like

on the floors and stuff?

Maybe just in the fish tank,

like a little each day.

Just like, you

know, a doo-doo-doo.

Did you know your fingernails

grow for like a year

after you're dead?

Actually, that's a myth.

As the body decomposes,

the skin recedes,

making it appear as if

the nails are growing,

but they're not.

Was that the brainiac

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Mitch Davis

Mitch Davis is a film director noted for his 2001 film The Other Side of Heaven about the trials and adventures of an LDS Missionary, John H. Groberg.Davis is a Latter-day Saint and received a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University in 1982.He earned his master’s in film production from the University of Southern California. While working on his graduate degree, he worked as a creative executive at Disney and worked on Dead Poet’s Society (1989), White Fang (1991), The Rocketeer (1991), and Newsies (1992). He then worked as vice-president of development at Columbia’s Cash and Epps Entertainment production company. Davis wrote the Disney Channel film Windrunner (1994), which he was originally slated to direct, but was replaced in that role. After The Other Side of Heaven, he wrote and directed the romance A House Divided, a modern-day tale of Jewish man's undying love for a Palestinian woman in Israel. His 2015 feature, Christmas Eve, was an ensemble piece in the vein of Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. His Christian family film The Stray, based on his own experiences, opened Oct. 6, 2017. more…

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