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Good Cheer (1926)

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On Christmas Eve, the Gang copes with hardships, helps capture a gang of thieves, and learns that Santa Claus really exists for those who wish fervently enough.



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Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ...
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ...
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Johnny Downs ...
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ...
Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith ...
J.R. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
David Durand ...
Mary's brother (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins ...
Arnica (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Ackroyd ...
Crooked Santa
Chet Brandenburg ...
Pedestrian / Crooked Santa
Ed Brandenburg ...
Richard Daniels ...
Jack Gavin ...
Crooked Santa
Charlie Hall ...
Motorist / Crooked Santa


On Christmas Eve, it's bitter cold. Poverty and misery are shaking hands. The gang enjoys what they can: watching a Santa in a toy-shop window and smelling bread baking. But hope is in short supply when Joe says that all Santas are fake. The kids ask the shoemaker who tells them Santa is real, you just have to wish hard enough. Two older boys want to make the younger kids' Christmas happy; the Spirit of Santa helps them out, giving them an idea to sell hot bricks to peddlers, beat cops, and others stuck outside. With the money, they buy presents to distribute that night. Meanwhile, the Mob is using fake Santas to deliver moonshine. Can the kids turn this to their advantage? Written by <>

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The Day Before Christmas - Down Where Poverty Shakes Hands with Sorrow and They Both Smile


Family | Comedy | Short





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10 January 1926 (USA)  »

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Happy Holiday  »

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1.33 : 1
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Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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31 January 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Good Cheer (1926)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

It's the day before Christmas and various poverty stricken kids are going to wake up in the morning without any gifts. Mickey decides to try and raise some money selling hot bricks but later that night a group of bootleggers are dressed as Santa trying to pass off alcohol but the real Santa shows up to give the poor kids a hand. This Our Gang short isn't a masterpiece but it's pleasant enough of a time-killer if you're a fan of the series. WHile there aren't any major laughs here I thought the idea was a rather interesting one and even better was the snowstorm that happens throughout the 20-minute running time. I'm not exactly sure where this film was shot. If it was Hollywood then the snowstorm is rather amazing to watch because of how realistic it looks. If it was shot somewhere on location so that the studio could use the bad weather for an effect, well, it worked. I really couldn't take my eyes off of this beautiful snow storm, which seemed to be packing a large punch. Again, I'm not sure how or where it was shot but it's certainly a beauty to look at. I also enjoy the way the spirit of the real Santa shows up to help out and I think the message it sends is a pretty good one. No one is going to mistake this for a classic but it's certainly worth viewing.

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