Although their own father, bank Charles, refuses them a loan to start a novelty American toys company to rival the established German import, the brothers A.C. and Frank succeed, especially with constructive and educational products. When the US gets dragged into Word War I, Frank enlists and Woodrow Wilson's government recruits A.C. as consultant to convert factories like theirs for the war effort. Yet his gifted preteen son, whose schoolmates meanly turned on the 'Christmas killer's kid', ends up convincing him to refuse canceling Christmas and even resume toy production.
He couldn't stop the war, but he wouldn't let the war stop Christmas.
Did You Know?
There are allusions to Jason Alexander's most famous role, that of George Costanza on "Seinfeld" in this film. Alexander's character has a brother named Frank; on "Seinfeld," his character's father's name was Frank. In this film, he is seen tossing around a baseball with his son. On "Seinfeld", his character of George Costanza works for the New York Yankees. See more
In a scene set during the 1910s, the "A. C. Gilbert" logo on
the truck door is printed in Aachen Medium, a font that was released in 1977. See more
[after giving a Christmas gift to A.C. Gilbert
You don't know how hard it was finding you something you didn't invent!
Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant See more