The Man Who Saved Christmas

DVD Release: September 30, 2008
The Man Who Saved Christmas


A heartwarming drama based on the life of innovative inventor and toy maker A. C. Gilbert (Jason Alexander), a man with a belief that playing helps children learn, imagine and dream. With the support of his loving wife, Mary (Kelly Rowan), A. C. and his brother Frank run a successful toy factory. But when WW I breaks out, A.C. is under pressure to let the U.S. Government turn the factory into a munitions plant. With some help from his son and a little holiday magic, A. C. rediscovers his holiday spirit and convinces the U.S. Congress that what America really needs is a little Christmas joy.

Dove Review

A. C. Gilbert, his wife and his brother Frank, make toys. Their toys finally take off so they open a factory to make more toys. They are very successful. War breaks out between the United States and Germany. The U.S. Secretary of state comes to “Hello Boys Toy Company” and asks them to stop making toys and to make wartime products. The gentlemen decide to turn their factory into a war time factory. They want the U.S. troops to have the best weapons to fight the war. Frank is drafted and sent to war. Frank is also reported as Missing in Action. The family is very disheartened. Then Christmas time approaches and the government decides to not have Christmas. A. C. Gilbert and his family go to Washington D.C. in an attempt to change the Congress and Senate’s mind. They take toys and wind up giving them to the government. You will have to view the film to learn how it all ends. This DVD is awarded the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: H-1; D-1
Violence: Two boys beat up a young man and give him a black eye.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Producer: Randi Richmond
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 88 min.
Reviewer: Judy Horan