- 2 hr
Chasing Christmas is comedy family film that was written by Todd Berger and directed by Tom Oliver, featuring Tom Arnold. The story follows a family dealing with the Bureau of Yuletide Affairs who is continually monitoring them and everyone else. Their goal is to root out all of the people who despise Christmas so they can get the Ghosts of Christmas into action to correct it. Jack Cameron (played by Tom Arnold) is a father who has come to loathe Christmas since seven years prior, he caught his ex-wife, Alison (played by Sarah Jane Redmond) having an affair with the dentist at their daughter's Christmas play. At precisely 7 on the nose, the Ghost of Christmas Past (played by Leslie Jordan) comes to try to revert Jack’s attitude. He hurtles Jack over his couch, launching him down the stairs to try and get him inspired. Back in 1965, a visit is paid to Jack's old home on Christmas Eve. The Ghost is starting to get bored with it all - yearning to be human so he can smoke cigarettes, drink and chase the ladies. So he goes off this mission and cuts through his invisibility long enough to be human for a while. The Ghost hits Jack with a snow globe, knocking him out. Then he uses a string of lights to tie him to a chair and runs off. At this point, the Ghost Of Christmas Present springs into action to rectify matters. She must see that the timeline is not ruined. Her invisibility must be cut through as well, so that she can be human to do these tasks. She turns into a gorgeous blonde woman (played by Andrea Roth). She is unaware of anything that has occurred thus far and is only concerned with the present. Their quest is to find Past across the various time periods. Along the way, Jack is figuring out what the true meaning of Christmas is through all these jarring occurrences.