I'll Be Home For Christmas

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"Somewhere between L.A. and N.Y. Jake found the meaning of Christmas."
  • PG
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.5  (9,844)

I'll Be Home for Christmas is a movie about a young college student trying to get home for the holidays. Jake attends college in California, but his parents live in New York. Jake has not been home for Christmas for the past couple of years and his mother would really like him to make it home this year. His father decides to add an incentive to get Jake to come home in time for Christmas. He offers up his prized vintage Porsche to Jake if he can get home before six o'clock on Christmas Eve. Jack accepts the challenge even though he wasn't planning on going home this year either. Jake's journey to make it home by the deadline his father has set is not as easy as he thought it would be. First, he is left in the desert by some college kids who were upset that he didn't get the answers to an exam for them. To add to his woes his girlfriend, who also has family in New York, believes he has stood her up and accepts a ride with Jake's friend Eddie, who really wants to break the two of them up. Having no alternative but to hitchhike, Jake accepts a ride with a man transporting stolen goods. This leads Jake to meet a police officer named Max who eventually gives him the money to buy a bus ticket to New York. The bus trip to New York does not go quite as planned when Jake happens to catch a glimpse of a new program where he sees his girlfriend kissing his friend Eddie. Upset over the kiss, Jake pulls a stunt to get the driver of the bus to stop at the village where the news program was filmed. Jake does have the chance to confront his girlfriend and Eddie, but ends up losing his ride on the bus. After several more mishaps, Jake eventually makes it home with no time to spare.

I'll Be Home For Christmas
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I'll Be Home for Christmas is a movie about a young college student trying to get home for the holidays. Jake attends college in California, but his parents live in New York. Jake has not been home for Christmas for the past couple of years and his mother would really like him to make it home this year. His father decides to add an incentive to get Jake to come home in time for Christmas. He offers up his prized vintage Porsche to Jake if he can get home before six o'clock on Christmas Eve. Jack accepts the challenge even though he wasn't planning on going home this year either.

Jake's journey to make it home by the deadline his father has set is not as easy as he thought it would be. First, he is left in the desert by some college kids who were upset that he didn't get the answers to an exam for them. To add to his woes his girlfriend, who also has family in New York, believes he has stood her up and accepts a ride with Jake's friend Eddie, who really wants to break the two of them up. Having no alternative but to hitchhike, Jake accepts a ride with a man transporting stolen goods. This leads Jake to meet a police officer named Max who eventually gives him the money to buy a bus ticket to New York.

The bus trip to New York does not go quite as planned when Jake happens to catch a glimpse of a new program where he sees his girlfriend kissing his friend Eddie. Upset over the kiss, Jake pulls a stunt to get the driver of the bus to stop at the village where the news program was filmed. Jake does have the chance to confront his girlfriend and Eddie, but ends up losing his ride on the bus. After several more mishaps, Jake eventually makes it home with no time to spare.

I'll Be Home For Christmas is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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  • Release Date
    1998
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 26 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (9,844)