Herbert T. Gillis finds himself in jail on Christmas Eve after being stripped of his holiday spirit and driven to desperation by his family and customers.

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It's Christmas Eve evening, but the Gillises are not having a Christmas family dinner as they would like. Winnie is at home. Dobie is at home. Even Davey is at home. Herbert, however, is in jail, albeit voluntarily, much to the police's chagrin. The story... Herbert likes Christmas but doesn't like the way people act at Christmas, taking advantage of the Christmas spirit by having some ulterior motive in doing something in the name of Christmas. These people include his own family. But the last straw for Herbert is a customer, Mrs. Lapping, who tries to take advantage of the situation using specifically the name of Christmas to make a profit at Herbert's expense. Mrs. Lapping takes Herbert to court, the presiding judge who holds Herbert in contempt over the situation. Because of the negative publicity, the judge drops the contempt charge against Herbert, wanting him out of jail before Christmas, Herbert who refuses to leave because of what he is now feeling for people in general. Can ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family

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22 December 1959 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" whose tune is based on a traditional English Christmas carol, but the words were written in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. See more »

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Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
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