Eddie Taffet is the main antagonist of the 1998 movie I'll Be Home for Christmas.
He was portrayed by Adam LaVorgna.
He is constantly trying to steal Jake Wilkinson's girlfriend Allie Henderson away from him throughout the movie.
He purposely manipulates a situation to make Jake look bad and use the opportunity to get his gang to help strand Jake in the California desert wearing a Santa suit with no money, ID or his tickets home to New York. In doing so, impeding his efforts to get home and forcing him to have to hitchhike in the next four days to get there.
To complicate matters further, Eddie takes advantage of Allie thinking Jake abandoned her in order to get her to ride with him so she can get home.