His annual Christmas party faltering thanks to his cynical brother-in-law, former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron attempts to save the day by showing him that Jesus Christ remains a crucial component of the over-commercialized holiday..


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Kirk
Darren Doane Darren Doane ... Christian
Bridgette Cameron ... Kirk's Sister (as Bridgette Ridenour)
Ben Kientz ... St. Nick
David Shannon David Shannon ... Diondre
Raphi Henley Raphi Henley ... Conspiracy Theorist
Cameron Ridenour Cameron Ridenour ... Partygoer
Everett Ridenour Everett Ridenour ... Partygoer
Reese Ridenour Reese Ridenour ... Partygoer
Sharron Shannon Sharron Shannon ... Partygoer
Clarissa Shannon Clarissa Shannon ... Partygoer
Lydia Shannon Lydia Shannon ... Partygoer
Andrew Shannon Andrew Shannon ... Partygoer
Jacob Wilson Jacob Wilson ... Partygoer
Jaidyn Wilson Jaidyn Wilson ... Partygoer


Kirk is enjoying the annual Christmas party extravaganza thrown by his sister until he realizes he needs to help out Christian, his brother-in-law, who has a bad case of the bah-humbugs. Kirk's fresh look at Christmas provides Christian the chance to see Christ is where He has always been: at the center of our Christmas celebrations and traditions. Can Kirk save his in-law's opinions on Christmas or will he have to celebrate the holiday without him? Written by Official site

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Put Christ Back in Christmas


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Was the first Christmas-themed film to win the Razzie Award for Worst Picture, though it wasn't the first holiday movie to be nominated. See more »


During Kirk Cameron's opening monologue his cup (which is supposed to be full of hot chocolate) is obviously empty. See more »


Kirk: Nicholas was 'bad,' in a good way
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Crazy Credits

Less than a minute into the end credits, there's around 3 minutes of bloopers. After all the credits have rolled, there's around 2 more minutes of bloopers. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas (2015) See more »


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St Nicholas gonna open up a can o' whup ass!
15 February 2016 | by DanielRobertRossSee all my reviews

After seeing all the negative reviews of this film, I had to check it out. I heard about Kirk Cameron's up voting campaign on Rotten Tomatoes and the ensuing backlash from atheists and so on. But I wanted to see if the film was really that bad. It is. It's really awful, probably the most awkward, uncomfortable hour of my life. Troll 2 was funny on a So-bad-it's-good level, so was The Room. But this is just painfully bad. This film aggravates me on so many levels. But I want to leave out the B.S religious side of it, there's more than enough reviews, even from Christians, attacking this film for it's head scratching Evangelical nonsense. Instead, I'd like to focus on an aspect of the film that I feel has been overlooked, the historical "facts" that Cameron pulls out of his arse. I'm a history buff, and this film made me so angry. Cameron expects us to believe that St. Nicholas got so angry with Arius that he dragged him out into the snow and beat the crap out of him with a staff! He did no such thing. As one of the bishops who signed the Nicene Creed, St. Nicholas got into an argument concerning the divinity of Christ and punched the Christian presbyter in the face.

Then there's the barking mad argument about the pagan roots of Christianity which Cameron dismisses, claiming that everything was created by God and therefore everything to do with Christmas can be traced back to God, even the Nutcracker! And on it goes... The arguments make no sense, the acting is horribly stilted and the 'comedy' is painfully bad. It's such an incoherent, rambling mess from "Crocoduck" Cameron that by the time he's dancing and doing the worm, you just have no idea what you're watching any more. Worst movie ever made in the history of motion pictures.

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Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$992,087, 16 November 2014

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1.85 : 1
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