There are on the market loads and loads of Christmas/holiday films, many of which are quite a bit better than this one, however i think that it can be enjoyed at least to some degree if not taken too seriously and if you don't expect too much of it, otherwise it will most likely dissapoint.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas plays Jake Wilkinson a wheeling, dealing self centered student who makes up excuses every year so that he doesn't have to go home for Christmas. His father who desperately wants his son home for Christmas if only for one year, offers him Porche if he gets home by six o'clock on Christmas Eve.
However, Jake has a few problems of his own when one of his deals backfires and the lads who suffer becuase of it, dress him up in a Santa outfit, and dump him in the middle of a barron wasteland, aka the desert. With no money and no means of transport, Jake must somehow find his way back home in time for Christmas Eve or miss out on the best Christmas present ever.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas does his best in his role as Jake Wilkinson but the audience never really becomes that attachted to him and therefore not particularly bothered whether he does get home or not. The gorgeous Jessica Biel plays the equally gorgeous Allie, Jakes girlfriend. Adam LaVorgna plays the creep Eddie who is basically trying to steal Jakes girlfriend.
Overall, 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' isn't the worst holiday movie ever but it certainly isn't the best, and if you want to enjoy it just that little bit, don't take it too seriously, don't expect too much of it and just accept t for what it is. Kids will probably love it.