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.
15 December 2002 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Man Who Saved Christmas
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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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
The USA entered WWI in 1917. In 1918, AC Gilbert goes to Washington to "save Christmas" along with his family, including a 10 year old AC Gilbert Jr. In reality, AC Jr. wasn't born until a year later in 1919. 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
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