Christmas Favorites

On the occasion of the Christmas season, we chose three films for you to watch on Christmas eve with your family, friends and beloved ones: the first one is the 1914 silent short film The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus; the second one is the 1990 animation film The Nutcracker Prince; and the third film is the 2003 long feature film Elf.

The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus is the fifth film to be made about Christmas in the “A Christmas Past” collection along with 8 more films. It’s a 14 minutes 1914 short film written by Frederic Arnold Kummer, directed by Charles M. Seay, starring Barry O’Moore (the amateur detective Octavius), Julian Reed (the butler Ignatz), John Sturgeon (the burglar) and many others.

Storyline by IMDB: When a burglar dressed as Santa Claus steals a family’s Christmas presents, amateur detective Octavius sets out to recover the loot.
Genre: Comedy – Drama
Produced by Edison Company.

The Nutcracker Prince is the first production from Lacewood Productions and Hinton Animation Studios to be released in theaters. It’s a 75 minutes 1990 animation long feature film written by Patricia Watson, based on a story written by E.T.A. Hoffman, directed by Paul Schibli, voices of Kiefer Sutherland (Nutcracker Prince), Megan Follows (Clara), Mike McDonald (Mousking) and many others.

Storyline by IMDB: An adaption of the classic tale of a girl’s dreams turned reality when her new toy turns out to be a young man placed under a curse.
Genre: Adventure – Family
Produced by Lacewood Productions, Hinton Animation Studios, Allied Filmmakers, with the participation of The Ontario Film Development Corporation.

Elf is one of Will Ferrell’s most popular films. It’s a 97 minutes 2003 long feature film written by David Berenbaum, directed by Jon Favreau, starring Will Ferrell (Buddy), James Caan (Walter), Edward Asner (Santa), Mary Steenburgen (Emily) and many others.

Storyline by IMDB: After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Genre: Family – Comedy – Fantasy
Produced by New Line Cinema and Guy Walks into a Bar Productions.

Merry Christmas from CineTrotter team!

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