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Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family) (1939)

| Short | 1939 (USA)
Andy Hardy and the rest of the Hardy family wake up Christmas morning to gifts and give a holiday greeting to viewers.

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Christmas morning in the Hardy family's living room. Andy is the first one down the stairs; he finds a small enthusiastic dog waiting for him under the tree. The rest of the family follows: Emily and her husband the judge, Aunt Milly, and Andy's sister Marian. She finds a tennis racquet and thanks her mother. Judge Hardy sits in his easy chair to open a gift while Andy runs to bring in a fishing rod wrapped up for his dad. As everyone's gathered around the patriarch, he looks toward the camera and wishes happy holidays to the audience - and thanks them for keeping the Hardys going. The rest of the family, including the dog, join in. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A very, very short Christmas greeting from the Hardy family.
22 December 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a short...a very, very short film from MGM featuring the Hardy family on Christmas morning. The family comes downstairs to inspect their Christmas loot and find, among other things, a puppy and a fishing rod for the Judge. And, after a bit of gay banter, the family addresses the audience in order to thank them for their support of the Andy Hardy films. In essence, it's a commercial and is way too brief to even be considered a short. It's pleasant and sweet and pretty much what you expect from MGM from that time period. It's also VERY hard to rate, as the film really is no more than I just mentioned and clocks in at only about three minutes! Short and sweet...and not much more to say about it.


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