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      The Man Who Saved Christmas

      TV-PG 2002 1 hr. 36 min. Holiday Drama List
      Reviews 50% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Inventor and toy manufacturer A.C. Gilbert (Jason Alexander) rediscovers his holiday spirit during World War I. Read More Read Less

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      ChurChRock When I watch movies depicting true stories, I want to understand the people and their place in history, those who made a difference. This movie met those expectations. I think when people hold true to the things that really matter to them, when they hold to their dreams and hopes and the things they love, a way is made to keep those things alive and growing. Yes, this movie met those expectations. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad for a tv movie. Alexander plays the toy maker Gilbert and forces the US Govt to not give up Christmas in WWI. What happed to New Haven, to CT? So much stuff was made here now if it wasn't for military subs and helicopters this state be left to the hubris hedge funds. ( I love how Jewish people [Àsner & Alexander] run to play Xmas roles. Can make money on it) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Well worth taking the trouble to find, this film entertains and educates, exemplifying the dual character of the Erector Set while relating the story of the invention and popularization of the famous toy by AC Gilbert- a Yale grad, 1908 Olympic gold pole vaulter, magician, and visionary. The context of WW I wartime challenges at home provides a somber context for the engaging story of the kind and inventive spirit of an entrepreneur dedicated to making stimulating toys. Having converted his toy factory to munitions work to support the war effort, Gilbert later objects persuasively when the government proposes that parents should boycott all Christmas toys for 1917 to put money into war bonds. There is no fantasy fluff or magical intervention in this Christmas film, but the power of a determined visionary to enrich the lives of millions of children can inspire us all with the essence of the holiday spirit. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member True story of a man who saved Christmas at a time when we needed it the most. Great acting by Jason Alexander. The movie is heartwarming, funny, and inspiring. Overlooked by many at Christmas time. Stands up to the classics. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I think I enjoyed the time period of the movie as much as the story itself. The fact it was inspired by true events makes this even more interesting. I was very hesitant knowing Jason Alexander was the main character but after giving it a shot I was pleasantly surprised. This is a good holiday movie to add to my collection. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Amiable Chrismas flick. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Inventor and toy manufacturer A.C. Gilbert (Jason Alexander) rediscovers his holiday spirit during World War I.
      Sturla Gunnarsson
      Executive Producer
      Orly Adelson, Peter Sussman, Ed Gernon
      Joseph Maurer, Debra Frank, Steve L. Hayes
      Production Co
      Holiday, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 4, 2007
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