A Dennis the Menace Christmas

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A Dennis the Menace Christmas
A Dennis the Menace Christmas Poster.jpg
DVD cover
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
Robert Wagner
Kim Schraner
Jack Noseworthy
Music by Peter Allen
James Covell
Cinematography C. Kim Miles
Edited by Zack Arnold
Distributed by Warner Premiere
Release dates
  • November 6, 2007 (2007-11-06)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 sequel.


Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor Mr. Wilson with the holiday spirit, causing his usual array of damage. 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 that 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 sees Dennis's parents with not enough money for presents and realizes he has to stop. The angel then 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 hates Christmas and repeats what Mr. Wilson said to him, to other kids. Dennis is now old, lonely and doesn't have any kids. Mr. Wilson then wakes up to the present and spreads his Christmas joy around his neighborhood. Dennis wakes up the next morning with a tree loaded with gifts. Mr. Wilson helps Dennis's parents with finances and talks to Dennis and cheers him up with holiday joy. 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 losses . The film ends with the angel sitting on a roof popping back to the North Pole and the kids riding their bikes, and Dennis accidentally crashes into Mr. Wilson.


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