All I Want for Christmas (film)

All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy Christmas 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]

All I Want for Christmas
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Lieberman
Written byThom Eberhardt
Richard Kramer
Produced byMarykay Powell
Vicky Herman
CinematographyRobbie Greenberg
Edited byPeter E. Berger
Dean Goodhill
Music byBruce Broughton
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 8, 1991 (1991-11-08) (US)
  • November 29, 1991 (1991-11-29) (UK)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$14,812,144


In New York City, siblings Ethan (Ethan Randall) and Hallie O'Fallon (Thora Birch) launch a scheme to get what they most want for Christmas involving their parents, Catherine (Harley Jane Kozak) and Michael (Jamey Sheridan), and grandmother, Lillian (Lauren Bacall). When Hallie meets Santa Claus (Leslie Nielsen), she asks for an unusual gift: her parents back together again.

As the children embark on their adventure, and while planning ahead, Tony Boer (Kevin Nealon) takes an interest in Catherine. Ethan gets pre-occupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own, one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie (Amy Oberer). An elaborate scheme evolves with mice, telephone calls, and an ice cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal for helping Stephanie, and see Tony as the primary obstacle. They succeed with a little Christmas magic from Santa Claus. 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; they begin a relationship, and everyone lives happily ever after.[2]



The film was panned by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a rating of 7% from 15 reviews.[3]

Home mediaEdit

The film was released on DVD on October 5, 2004.[4] The film was also released in the digital format.

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