Ernest Saves Christmas

Synopsis: An obnoxious and bumbling but well-meaning man attempts to help Santa Claus find a successor. Failure wouild mean that there would be no Christmas.
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95 min

"Deck the hall with boughs ofholly "

"Fa-la-la-la-la | la-la-la-la "

" 'Tis the season to bejolly "

"Fa-la-la-la-la | la-la-la-la "

"Don we now our gay apparel "

"Fa-la-la, la-la-la | la-la-la "

" Troll the ancient yuletide carol "

"Fa-la-la-la-la | la-la-la-la ""

"Here we come a-wassailing "

"Among the leaves so green "

"Here we come a-wandering "

"So fair to be seen "

"Love andjoy come to you "

"And to you,your wassail, too "

"And God bless you "

"And send you a happy new year "

"And God send you | a happy new year "

" God bless the master | of this house "

"Likewise, the mistress too "

"And all the little children "

" That 'round the table go "

"Love andjoy come to you "

"And to you,your wassail, too "

"And God bless you "

"And send you | a happy new year "

"And God send you | a happy new year ""

" Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree "

" Thou tree most fair and lovely "

" Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree "

" Thou tree most fair and lovely "

"A sign of peace at Christmastime "

"Spreads hope and gladness | far and wide "

" Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree "

" Thou tree most fair and lovely ""

- First time in Orlando? | - Oh, no.

I fly in once a year.

Of course, | I usually come in a different way.

- Where are you from? | - Up north.

Me, too. | Toronto.


- What line of work are you in? | - Toys, mostly.

No fooling? | You been in it long?

- Longer than you can imagine. | - I hear that.

Priscilla, come back here.

You here on business?

I'm here to appoint | a replacement;

someone to take over my duties.

Unfortunately, a person | with the right qualifications...

is difficult to find.

Well, it's a smart cookie...

that knows when to hang up | the old cleats.

Oh, it's time.

I'm afraid I really should have | done this last year.

I don't think I've quite...

got the magic for another trip.

That's how I feel every time | they send me to Pittsburgh.

You know, there was a time | when I could remember...

every name on my list.

- A lot of contacts? | - Oh, all over the world.

Now I have trouble recalling...

who was naughty | and who was nice;

who asked for a toy truck,

and who wanted a bicycle.

Sounds like a database problem.

[Jingle ]

[ Ernest ] | " Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree | Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree | Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree | Oh, Christmas tree "

" Oh, Christmas tree-- "

Hey, buddy, hurry up.! | I gotta get to the airport.

Don't worry, mister. | We'll make that plane.

I have lived my life | in the fast lane.

I have an almost | supernatural feel...

for the road | beneath my tires.

- Ha, ha! Thrill driver! | - [ Tires Screech ]

[ Ernest ] | Reminds me of my old days...

on the ''figure-8''track.

''In car 9, it's Ernest P. Worrell, | the screamin'demon.!

He's going for his second | track record tonight.!''


[ Tires Screech ]



- [ Tires Screech ] | - Hey, mister.! Mister.!

I told him about that seat belt.

Hey mister, | you can't get out here!

Fun is fun, | but you've got a plane to catch!

[ Grunts ]

Nice bag. Gucci?

Gunny! Get it?

Next in line.

I hate this job.

Is something wrong?

Is this your real name?

It's the name | I'm known by, yes.


Why not?

Thanks, Skippy.

[ Ernest ] | We'll catch that plane, mister.

We'll make it. | Don't worry.

[ Ernest ] | We'll be airborne before you know it.

[ Rewing Engine ]


[ Crunch ]


Touch down.!

- [ Shouting ] | - It's not my fault!

Well sir, | I think we made it.

You're gonna make | that flight after all.

Come on, mister,

this is no time to take a nap.

You're gonna miss your flight.

[ Shouting ]

Yes, sir, when it comes | to driving skills,

nobody can beat | Ernest P. Worrell.

[ Rip-pp ]


Here. Fold this up. | Kick some of these in here.

Yes, sir, curb to counter.

It's him!

Just a little extra service | us independents have to do...

to keep up with the big guys.

- Whoa! | - You forgot your carry-on.

Here, you'll need a jacket.

[ Shouting ]

You'd better take | this other suitcase.

Have a nice day!

[ Shouting ]

What a place.

Christmastime, | and it's 80 degrees.

Yes, I'm used to | a colder climate myself.

You know what I'd really like | for Christmas?

- Snow. | - Snow?

I could have sworn | you wanted a CD player.

- I'd better make a note of that. | - [ Car Horn ]

There's my wife. | I've got to go.

Are you going to be okay? | It was nice meeting you.

I've made a note | about that snow.


Mister, I'm a taxi.

Here, you got one.

I'll take those.

[ Shouting ]

Where to?

Orlando Children's Museum.

[ Tires Screech ]

Hey, come back here!

Ha! Ha!

Bobby, we've got 9 crates on hold,

and they've got to be | picked up on the 2 4th.

I can't believe it!

Who in their right mind...

would be working on the 2 4th?

That's Christmas eve.

I'll tell you who.

''We'' who, that's who.

Rain, sleet, hail, | the Super Bowl,

the 4th ofJuly.

Bobby, if it weren't for us,

- this airline would never | get off the ground. | - [ Crunch ]

Ain't that right, Bobby?

I guess if you want things | done right,

you gotta do it yourself.

[ Groan ]

Yo, Bob!

Break's over.

[ Groan ]

Sun gettin' to you?

Yes, it's not as bright at night.

I'm usually here at night.

Here you go. | I always keep an extra pair.

Oh, thank you, Ernest.

You know, I don't want to | insult you or nothin',

- but do you know | who you remind me of?. | - Santa Claus?

I guess you hear that a lot.

Oh,yes. | But then, it's to be expected.

Because you look like him?

Because I am him.

Because you ''am'' him.

Well, how about that?


[ Humming ]

Ahhh. Smell those Christmas trees.

[ Ernest ] | You can keep your ''Channel''Number 5.

Just give me a whiff | of the old lonesome pine,;

that symbol of brotherly love,

that centerpiece | that all mankind gathers around...

to share the cranberry sauce | shaped like a can.


Whoa, little tree!

Stay calm, Tannenbaum, | I'll get you out of this.

- Whoa! | - [ Tires Screech ]

[ Ernest ] | Even in emergency situations,

always follow safe driving rules.

You'll notice that I am using | my emergency signal indicators,

- [ Crunch ] | - when in reverse.

Ha! Ha!

[ Brakes Squeal ]


[ Brakes Squeal ]

Open up!

Here, hold this a minute.

[ Crash ]

[ Ernest ] | They really bunch up at this exit.

Know what I mean?

I take it | you really needed a tree?

No, I've already got one,

but I've got a friend | who could use it.

Besides, it'd be a shame | for it to be alone on Christmas.

It's nice to find somebody...

with such devotion to Christmas.

You know, | I don't tell many people this,

but Christmas | is just about my favorite time.

Ever since I was a little kid,

I always felt like it was | my own personal holiday.

I'm at one with the yuletide. | Know what I mean?

I know exactly what you mean.

I even memorized | the names of all the reindeer,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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