El Camino Christmas

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El Camino Christmas
Film poster
Directed byDavid E. Talbert
Written byChristopher Wehner
Theodore Melfi
Produced byKimberly Quinn
Theodore Melfi
CinematographyTim Suhrstedt
Edited byTroy Takaki
Music byChristopher Lennertz
Goldenlight Films
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • December 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

El Camino Christmas is a 2017 American comedy film directed by David E. Talbert and written by Theodore Melfi and Christopher Wehner. The film stars Luke Grimes, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shepard, Kurtwood Smith, Michelle Mylett, Emilio Rivera, Kimberly Quinn, Jessica Alba, Tim Allen and Jimmy O. Yang. The film was released on Netflix on December 8, 2017.


A young man (Luke Grimes) seeks out a father (Tim Allen) he has never met and ends up barricaded in a liquor store with five other people on Christmas Eve. There is much turmoil, and back and forth between all involved. After an extended shootout, a “hero” emerges.



According to screenwriter Theodore Melfi, the project had been in development for ten years before principal photography began on May 1, 2017 in Los Angeles.[2]


The film was released on Netflix on December 8, 2017.[4]


According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 40% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 5 reviews, with an average rating of 2.73/10.[5]


  1. ^ "El Camino Christmas (2017)". Radio Times. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Busch, Anita (2017-04-25). "'Hidden Figures' Filmmaker Ted Melfi Lines Up Strong Ensemble Cast For 'El Camino Christmas' At Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  3. ^ a b c d Busch, Anita (2017-05-11). "Jessica Alba, Kurtwood Smith Others Join Cast Of 'El Camino Christmas'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  4. ^ "What's New on Netflix: December 2017". ComingSoon.net. 2017-11-20.
  5. ^ "El Camino Christmas (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved December 8, 2017.

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