ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS (Theatrical Release USA 1988)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

Ernest Saves Christmas—why love Jim Varney? Is it his wistful, comedic approach to the big screen that commands audience? This movie, typical Jim Varney, completely ‘stupid’ (for lack of a better word), is so likable that it nearly becomes impossible to fault. The film is a good holiday choice that thoroughly explores Varney’s comedic talents.

Storyline

Santa Claus (Douglas Seale) comes out of an airport complaining about failure to remember what everyone wants for Christmas. Santa retrieves his toy bag from baggage, hails a taxi, and draws Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) as his driver.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John R. Cherry III for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Joseph Akerman and Martin Erlichman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Aster Clement/Auntie Nelda/The Snake Guy (Jim Varney), Joe Carruthers (Oliver Clark), Harmoney (Noelle Parker), Chuck (Gailard Sartain), Mary Morrissey (Billie Bird), Bobby (Bill Byrge), Marty (Robert Lesser), and Immigration Agent (Key Howard).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. For that audience who wishes for an unlimited shelf of Jim Varney movies, this is another good choice for Jim Varney entertainment.

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