But this movie, like most Hallmark movies are written for storytelling purposes. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. At least I've never seen it advertised any where. But, as Ellie and Ben discover, Christmas and babies come whether we're ready or not. Ben also walks to escape his thoughts. I liked this film from the first time I saw it.
Ellie is just as drawn to Ben, but is afraid of becoming dependent on him. There were some terrific scenes with Matt and Ellie's kids. In time - with the support of his wife and brother - his dream becomes a reality. So well done and a great movie! Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. When pressured by the U. Ellie has lived Heartwarming Christmas story that held up well for a twenty-year-old book.
This was a very forwarding-thinking family bu siness where parents brought their children to work with them; and, during the time toys were being manufactured, the company provided day-care. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Gilbert Jason Alexander, The Grand, Seinfeld , a man with a belief that playing helps children learn, imagine, and dream. Ben's Christmas isn't looking a whole lot brighter. Gilbert does not want to imagine children without toys, so the decision to honor the request is very difficult for him.
The Man Who Saved Christmas is a heartwarming drama based on the life of innovative inventor and toy maker A. There were a couple of life-changing events that showed that they were meant for each other, if only they could get past their fears. All she wants is a way to support herself and her kids until she can get back on her feet. Gilbert, the man recruited by the Association of Toy Manufacturers to convince government officials not to issue a moratorium on the manufacture and sale of toys back in 1917, as America's World War I war effort was getting underway. I'm glad it's available on Blu-ray; high-definition provides a much better viewing experience. Thank you for making this movie avaible to purchase. Use of these names, logos, and brands does not imply endorsement.
The hero in this movie, Erector-Set Creator, A. As added interest, the movie shows Gilbert developing his Erector toys, Some toys featured in the movie were taken from later years, but it does not distract from the story. So I happened to find an unused, shrink-wrapped copy of this movie at a yard sale in Park City one day. Creating the now legendary Erector Set, A. So much better than those sappy non realistic romantic comedies they pass off for Christmas movies! After getting her children and their kitten and a few possessions out she is almost exhausted but determined to get the family dog when Ben MacAllister happens along and steps to the rescue. Nice read for the season. Ben is on a leave of absence from his job with the highway patrol, recovering from injuries received while on duty.
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. He's pretty much hiding out, avoiding people whenever he can, because of the scars on his face and body. A big part of the story dealt with the event that had caused Ben's injuries. Heartwarming Christmas story that held up well for a twenty-year-old book. Performance rights now available for community theatre and high school productions! Congress, the Gilbert family turned their successful toy factory into a munitions plant and by doing this joined a drive by congress to do away with Christmas and toys. Good Movie, Much of what you would expect from a Hallmark Production This is a wonderful, typical Hallmark production. Paid, like 50 cents or something.
When Ben hears that the local diner is looking for a cook, he mentions Ellie, again coming to her rescue. Set in 1917, when America was embroiled in the first World War, this 'new old-fashioned musical' focuses on Gilbert's battle with the U. Though at heart a pacifist, Gilbert agrees to do so, secure in the belief that he will be able to return to toys once the hostilities have ceased. Their relationship got a little complicated when Ellie's ex-husband showed up, and tried to wiggle his way back into Ellie's life. This is a touching family movie with good messages about relationships; business, sibling, husband and wife - mostly father and son.
Signor Mazzini as Cosimo Massimo Fusco. Congress that what America really needs is a little Christmas joy. Gilbert Jason Alexander left the medical profession to pursue his dream to be in the toy business. Fate wasn't done with them yet, and crossed their paths again shortly thereafter. I ached for him as the flames brought back memories of the accident that injured him, and how he pushed those memories aside to rush into the house to save the dog. At any rate after having watching what I was able, I had to have a new copy. I liked this encounter as they talked a little, with Ben checking on how she is doing.