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Christmas Eve is a 2015 American Christmas comedy film, directed by Mitch Davis, written by Davis and Tyler McKellar, and produced by Davis and Larry King. The film features a large ensemble cast led by Patrick Stewart, James Roday, Julianna Guill, Jon Heder, Cheryl Hines, and Gary Cole.

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Theatrical Release Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mitch Davis
Produced by Mitch Davis
Larry King
Shawn Southwick
Ken Bretschneider
Written by Mitch Davis
Tyler McKellar
Starring Patrick Stewart
James Roday
Julianna Guill
Jon Heder
Cheryl Hines
Gary Cole
Music by Christian Davis
Cinematography Ty Arnold
Edited by Danny Ramirez
Steven Ramirez
Distributed by Amplify/GoDigital
Release date
  • December 4, 2015 (2015-12-04)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $91,302[1]

Set in New York City, the film tells the stories of various characters as they become trapped in six different elevators on the titular evening.




Christmas Eve was panned by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 0%, based on 10 reviews, an average rating of 4.1/10.[2] On Metacritic, it holds a score of 24 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[3]

Joe Leydon of Variety wrote "Davis obviously aims to indicate a grand design to seemingly random events, and the presence of a higher power — probably God — capable of affecting human destinies." He further noted, "the movie can serve as undemanding home-screen amusement to enjoy while wrapping Christmas presents."[4]

Jared Whitley of the Star Trek fan site Trek Movie gave the film "3 out of 4 lights," noting that "Patrick Stewart fans will no doubt remember his iconic role as Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and will be happy to know that Stewart brings plenty of that regal Scrooge-ness to his role in Christmas Eve." He further noted that all the characters "have the kind of amazing cathartic experiences that can only happen in movies when you’re trapped in elevator with strangers."[5]

The film was nominated for an AML Award.


  1. ^ "Christmas Eve (2015) - Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Christmas Eve (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Christmas Eve". Metacritic. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Leydon, Joe. “Film Review: ‘Christmas Eve’”, “Variety,” December 8, 2015
  5. ^ Whitley, Jared. “There Are 24 Lights: Patrick Stewart Headlines Light-hearted ‘Christmas Eve’ ”, “,” December 11, 2015

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