Ernest Saves Christmas

Released on Nov. 11, 1988

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When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a skeptical kiddie-show host to take over the post of Father Christmas.


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Ernest: You know, I don't want to insult you being we've just met and all, but you kind of remind me of somebody.
Santa: Santa Claus?
Ernest: I guess you get that a lot, huh?
Santa: Well it's to be expected.
Ernest: Because you look like him?
Santa: Because I am him.
Ernest: Because you am him.

Santa: Oh this is Ernest, I'm Santa Claus.
Ernest: Surprised?
Harmony: Uh, no, no. Not, not really.

But Mr. Dillis, this wasn't just some hobo, this guy was different! Call it clairvoyance, call it extra-sensitory perspiration... I just had this hunch!

Ernest, I'm not really a morning person, so could you keep it down to a dull roar?

What we have here is a failure to accumulate.

Santa: You know, there was a time when I could remember every name on my list.
Businessman: A lot of contacts?
Santa: 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.
Businessman: Sounds like a database problem.

Businessman: Well, it's a smart cookie that knows when to hang up the old cleats.
Santa: 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.
Businessman: That's how I feel every time they send me to Pittsburgh.

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