Directed by: Sturla Gunnarsson
Starring: Jason Alexander, Ari Cohen, Ed Asner, Kelly Rowan
Synopsis: A.C. Gilbert, inventor of the Erector set, just wants to bring toys and happiness to children. But sacrifices must be made when it comes to patriotic duty and the War Effort. Loosely based on a true story.
I think this was supposed to be a family Christmas movie, but it was really depressing: guy wants to make toys, guy finally gets a chance, guy gets told by Congress to make toy factory into munitions factory, guy's brother gets drafted, guy gets depressed, people die, son gets depressed, guy gets asked by Congress to endorse a year without Christmas, guy relents, guy gets even more depressed, guy finally convinces Congress to have Christmas, brother comes home from war on Christmas day.
Depressing. And historically inaccurate. Skip it. Especially at Christmas time.Added 16 December 2002 at 2:10 PM