Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)


John R. Cherry III


Ed Turner

B. Kline


Jim Varney

Douglas Seale

Oliver Clark

Noelle Parker


Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.


Ernest movies are…unique. Jim Varney was a treasure and his characters are off the wall. It’s a slapstick comedy with Varney dressing up as a few different people. There are a few funny moments, and I’d say most of the movie has aged fine. Ernest comes off as a good man, borderline lovable idiot, but he’s not stupid. He just thinks outside of the box.

I’m not much of a fan of these movies. I don’t have a problem with them. All that means is that I have no nostalgia attached to this one and I don’t have strong feelings one way or another about Ernest Saves Christmas. It was fine. Not something I have to add to my yearly rotation, but it was nice to watch something new.


I’ve already written reviews and thoughts for most, if not all, of my usual Christmas movies, so this December might be lighter than usual with reviews. I will try to watch new movies, though. It’s one of my favorite parts of the season.

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