Movie Double Take

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December 18 - Christmas Movie Countdown

December 18: I’ll Be Home For Christmas

**I cannot insert an image.  Technical difficulties.  You will just need to imagine Jonathan Taylor Thomas' face on the move poster.

 

I started watching this last year with Bob’s family, and we went to go do something else (the movie doesn't really make you want to sit down and really focus on it for two hours) and never saw the ending.  I don’t know if Jonathan Taylor Thomas makes it home for Christmas.  I am determined to find out this year.

Other than that cliffhanger, we have to discuss the horrible dialogue, mismatched plot, and casting of Jonathan Taylor Thomas in what must be the height of his career.  This movie is terrible, but it still makes Christmas movie lists and the Netflix queue (although, based on the demise of Netflix’s available movies, that doesn’t really say much).  We can talk about how Jonathan is whiney and annoying.  We can contemplate all the better ‘90s movies, including the Disney Channel Original movies.  But really, here are a few more interesting things: when you Google “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” this movie comes up before the Bing Crosby song.  The film was released in 1998, which means it’s 16 years old (yet still, so timeless).

Place on Allie’s most-traditionally-watched list: 13 – technically not on the list, though, since I have not yet seen the ending!!