All I Want for Christmas (film)

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All I Want for Christmas
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Lieberman
Produced by Marykay Powell
Vicky Herman
Written by Thom Eberhardt
Richard Kramer
Starring Thora Birch
Ethan Randall
Harley Jane Kozak
Jamey Sheridan
Lauren Bacall
Leslie Nielsen
Music by Bruce Broughton
Edited by Peter E. Berger
Dean Goodhill
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • November 8, 1991 (1991-11-08) (US)
  • November 29, 1991 (1991-11-29) (UK)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $14,812,144

All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman and starring Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, and Leslie Nielsen. The score was composed by Bruce Broughton including a theme setting song by Stephen Bishop.[1]


The film is a comedy about two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season. Ethan, a practical older brother, and adorable Hallie, who knows how to charm her way out of a difficult situation, are intent on spending Christmas with their parents, Catherine and Michael, and grandmother, Lillian. When Hallie goes to visit Santa Claus, she asks for an unusual gift-her parents back together again.

As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Tony Boer, who has taken an interest in Catherine. Ethan, meanwhile, is preoccupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own-one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie, his first teenage crush. What evolves is an elaborate scheme involving mice, telephone calls, and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal with the help of Stephanie. Their primary obstacle is Tony. They finally succeed with a little Christmas magic from Santa Claus. In the end, Catherine decides to reject Tony and remarry Michael, completing Hallie's wish & Stephanie and Ethan talk one more time as she gives him a kiss and they then began a relationship and everyone lived happily ever after.[2]



The film was released on DVD on October 5, 2004.[3]

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