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?
Titles at the end of the film state that Erector Sets are known in the rest of the world as Meccano Sets, Meccano although very similar is in fact a different product from the UK that pre-dates Erector Sets by a decade. Errector Sets are now in fact made by Meccano. 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
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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