A Dennis the Menace Christmas
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|A Dennis the Menace Christmas|
|Directed by||Ron Oliver|
|Produced by||Steven J. Wolfe|
|Written by||Kathleen Laccinole|
|Based on||A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Dennis the Menace
by Hank Ketcham
|Starring||Maxwell Perry Cotton
|Music by||Peter Allen
|Cinematography||C. Kim Miles|
|Edited by||Zack Arnold|
|Distributed by||Warner Premiere|
A Dennis the Menace Christmas is a 2007 direct-to-video film starring Maxwell Perry Cotton and Robert Wagner, based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham. It is a sequel to Dennis the Menace and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again. The plot is based on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Composer Peter Allen was nominated for a Leo Award for his score for the film.
None of the cast from the first or second film appear in this film.
Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor, Mr. Wilson, with the holiday spirit, but causes his usual array of damage along the way.
The Angel of Christmas Past, Present, and Future steps in to help save Christmas for the Mitchell and Wilson families.
The Angel takes Mr. Wilson to his childhood home in the 1950s, where he runs to his bathtub to put his neighbor's model boats which he thinks are in the wrong place, when the nozzle breaks and floods the room.
The Angel then takes him back to the present, and Mr. Wilson sees Dennis's parents don't have enough money for presents as a result of having to hand over so much money to the Wilsons in order to fix the damage caused by Dennis's behavior; he soon realizes he has to put an end to that.
Finally, the Angel takes him to the future, where it's bleak and the atmosphere requires SPF 800 sunscreen because of global warming since 2019. His house is abandoned, and Dennis is shown to be old, lonely, childless and having a dislike of Christmas (while also repeating what Mr. Wilson said to him (and other kids) about Christmas in the process). Mr. Wilson realizes that what he had said wasn't true. It is the final epiphany that causes Mr. Wilson to change his outlook on Christmas and makes him vow to celebrate Christmas with others.
Mr. Wilson then wakes up to find himself back in the present, and spreads his Christmas joy around the neighborhood; Dennis wakes up the next morning with a tree loaded with gifts. Mr. Wilson helps Dennis's parents with finances, talks to Dennis and cheers him up with holiday joy (while also apologizing to him for what he had said). Mr. Wilson and his wife have a big Christmas tree in their living room, and his childhood fishing pole was brought online. Dennis races with the other kids on his new bicycle, and loses.
The film ends with the Angel sitting on a roof reflecting on how much he loves happy endings before popping back to the North Pole, and the kids riding their bikes before Dennis accidentally crashes into Mr. Wilson.
- Maxwell Perry Cotton as Dennis Mitchell
- Robert Wagner as George Wilson
- Louise Fletcher as Martha Wilson
- Godfrey as Bob the Angel
- China Anne McClain as Margaret Wade
- Kim Schraner as Alice Mitchell
- George Newbern as Henry Mitchell
- Jake Beale as Joey
- Isaac Durnford as Jack Bratcher
- Heidi Hayes as Gina
- Jack Noseworthy as David Bratcher
- Elliot Larson as Georgie