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All I Want for Christmas1991

All I Want for Christmas (1991)



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The leading lady of the Christmas tale knows just what she wants for Christmas and she lets Macy's Santa know, too. She wants nothing more than the reuniting of her recently divorced parents. Bordering on being a Miracle on 34th Street re-make, this film follows much the same theme, but the kids here get more involved as they thwart any likelihood of romantic success between their mom and her new boyfriend and try ever-so-hard to make Mommy and Daddy love each other again. A reunion does result, but it's a lackluster one and so's this film, which was generally seen as a little too contrived and way too bland.

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Ethan Embry
as Ethan O'Fallon
Thora Birch
as Hallie O'Fallon
Jamey Sheridan
as Michael O'Fallon
Harley Jane Kozak
as Catherine O'Fallon
Kevin Nealon
as Tony Boer
Lauren Bacall
as Lillian Brooks
Amy Oberer
as Stephanie
Andrea Martin
as Olivia Hatch
Phil Leeds
as Mr. Field
Joanne Baron
as Salesdervish
Darrell Kunitomi
as Salesdervish
Alan Brooks
as Mr. Chase
Otto Coelho
as Bruiser
Joe Costanza
as Burly No. 2
Frank Girardeau
as Burly No. 1
Teddy J. Davis
as Santa's Helper
Tracy Diane
as Girl in Line
Neal Lerner
as Caterer
Harriet Medin
as Mrs. Graff
Devin Oatway
as Kevin Mars
Kavi Raz
as Cabbie No. 2
Bernardo Rosa Jr.
as Paramedic No. 1
J.D. Stone
as Lollipop Kid
Lillian Brooks
as Lillian Brooks
Joshua Berryhill
as Choir Member
George Both Jr.
as Choir Member
Erik von Detten
as Choir Member
Chad Dorecek
as Choir Member
Ryan Hartman
as Choir Member
Todd Hartman
as Choir Member
Ryan Hill
as Choir Member
Channing C. Holmes
as Choir Member
Gabriel Jiminez
as Choir Member
Aaron Kisner
as Choir Member
Justin Klosky
as Choir Member
Donny B. Lord
as Choir Member
J.R. Nutt
as Choir Member
Mitchell Roche
as Choir Member
Ryan Sheridan
as Choir Member
Norman Tatlock Jr.
as Choir Member
Bobby Waddington
as Choir Member
Michael Weiner
as Choir Member
Scott Wolf
as Choir Member
Derek J. Young
as Choir Member
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Critic Reviews for All I Want for Christmas

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

What a charming, sweet-natured little fable this is -- warm and funny but smart, too.

August 17, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Clearly meant to be adorable, the kids crack jokes like screenwriters rather than children, and the plot is just as contrived as the self-conscious dialogue.

December 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This 1991 feature is not for diabetics or connoisseurs of real people, but everyone else should have a ball.

December 3, 2012 | Full Review…

For the few lucky youngsters out there whose lives so far have not been touched by divorce, this movie may stir up illegitimate (or, at least, unnecessary worries). Such realism in an otherwise fantasy-based tale makes for an awkward combination.

December 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

What makes the film so nauseating is not that it's badly acted or made, but that its motives are presented with such sledgehammer subtlety that even the youngest children would feel insulted by it.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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All I want for Christmas is to never see All I Want for Christmas again.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for All I Want for Christmas

A very cute Christmas Film, Yes its the start of my Christmas Review, 45 Days till Christmas I hope to get 30 films in review for Christmas. This one is about a family who has split up, and the son and very young daughter want the family together again for Christmas, takes place in NYC, only draw back is where are the people I see everyday in NYC. LOL. Still a excellent family film for Christmas those over 10 years of age. 4 Stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Lauren Bacall and Thora Birch are just adorable in this typical Christmas movie.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

Cute Xmas movie, nothing great but is enjoyable to watch Thora Birch and Rusty from Vegas Vacation.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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