PG-13 | | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.
Watson believes Holmes obsesses over a case even at Christmas because unlike other boys his age, he has no family to return to, like Harry Potter or Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990) and scriptwriter Chris Columbus has ties to both franchises.
This is truly despicable. Imagine, a cultured student acting like a chimpanzee!
Mrs. Dribb: He'll probably outgrow it. Oh Mr Snelgrove, he's just having a bit of fun. I'm sure you still remember what fun was?
Master Snelgrove: Fun! Besides, this Holmes boy is too precocious, too...
(at around 15 mins) Just before the flying machine crashes into the tree on its first flight, cables that the machine is hanging from are visible.
Throughout the end credits, the action follows a horsedrawn sleigh en route to an unknown destination. In last shot, the audience becomes privy to the surprise identity of the passenger, a key figure in Sherlockiana.
$2,538,000 (USA) (8 December 1985)