Chasing Christmas (TV Movie 2005)

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Chasing Christmas: Directed by Ron Oliver. With Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Leslie Jordan, Brittney Wilson. In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a “mission” and leave his “target” stranded in 1965.

“Finally something different in the Christmas genre. This made-for-TV movie has Dickensu0026#39; A Christmas Carol getting all shook up to give it bunch of different situations not in the original story. Tom Arnold is excellent in the u0026quot;Scroogeu0026quot; role. He, of course, is visited by three ghosts meant to show him how he has every reason to stop being a scrooge. But all does not go as planned and thatu0026#39;s what makes this refreshing. Unfortunately a low budget hinders this kinda unique story. Bright green grass with foamy looking snow covering portions of the ground? Just terrible. Throw in more money and a more talented director and you really coulda had something much better here. Still itu0026#39;s refreshing. Even though it was made for the ABC Family Channel, itu0026#39;s not exactly charming nor is it really family-friendly unless the family consists of only adults! Itu0026#39;s still PG but does contain adult themes. Barely any Christmas music in it so not very Christmasy. But it kept my interest especially compared to so many repetitive and formulaic takes on the classic tale.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e6.4 / 10 starsu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e–Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener”

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