Ed Turner

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Director:

John R. Cherry III

Writers:

Ed Turner

B. Kline

Starring:

Jim Varney

Douglas Seale

Oliver Clark

Noelle Parker

Blurb:

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Review:

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.

3/5

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.