Christmas in July
Director: Preston Sturges
Cast: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander
Carr and others.
Plot: When Jimmy MacDonald (Dick Powell) recieves a telegram
informing him to be the winner of the 'Maxford House Coffee Slogan'
contest and its $25,000 first prize, it is only dream coming true
for him. Little does he realize that it is all a prank played upon
him by three of his co-workers. Purely on the basis of the check,
Jimmy is given credit to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend
Betty Casey (Ellen Drew), a luxury sofa-bed for his mother, and
presents for many of the poor families that live on his street. He
is also given a major promotion at his workplace. But what will
happen once the truth comes out?
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in
Directors: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass.
Cast: Red Buttons as Milton; Shelby Flint as Laine Loraine;
Paul Frees as Jack Frost, Policeman, Winterbolt; Ethel Merman as
Lilly Loraine and others.
Plot: This fun cartoon is a sequel to the 1964 Christmas
feature film "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and describes how the
North Pole was once ruled by the good fairy Lady Boreal. The wicked
wizard Winterbolt was her arch enemy. To save Santa Claus from
Winterbolt's foggy fury, Lady Boreal grants Rudolph the Reindeer a
magical, glowing nose. Years later, Rudolph and his friend Frosty
the Snowman are called on to protect a needy circus at a special 4th
of July benefit. But the two are in for some big trouble when
Winterbolt appears -- with a plan to steal Frosty's magic hat and
extinguish Rudolph's legendary nose! This feature-length fable is a
must-see for all seasons.
Jingle All The Way
Director: Brian Levant.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita
Wilson, Jake Lloyd and others.
Plot: Busy Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds it
hard to find time for his wife, Liz (Rita Wilson) and his young son,
Jamie (Jake Lloyd). After missing Jamie's karate grading (to purple,
from green), Howard resolves to redeem himself and his marriage by
fulfilling Jamie's ultimate Christmas wish, a Turbo-Man action
figure. But with the Turbo-Man toys being the must-have gifts of the
season, and stocks of it quickly drying up all over the country, it
is tough to find even one in the market. Desperate not to let his
family down again, Howard starts on an epic city-wide quest to find
the toy everyone's looking for. Along the way, Howard encounters
Myron Larabee (Sinbad), a postal worker dad with a similar ambition.
Soon he realizes that his quest for the Turbo-Man would demand
nothing short of superheroic antics from him.
Christmas on July 24th Avenue
Director: Shosuke Murakami
Cast: Takao Osawa, Miki Nakatani, Ryuta Sato, Juri Ueno and
Plot: Sayuri (Nakatani Miki) is a clumsy office worker
residing in seaside Nagasaki. For her, the most perfect place is
July 24th Avenue in Lisbon, Portugal. A hopeless romantic, she likes
to imagine herself as a shoujo heroine about to meet her Prince
Charming, who will sweep her off her feet and get her to Lisbon. But
Nagasaki is not Lisbon and so, Sayuri finds herself far from the
place of her dreams and even farther from romance. As Christmas
nears, she can't help feeling a bit lonely as everyone else pairs
up. When she runs into her high school crush Satoshi (Osawa Takao),
who has just returned from Tokyo, Sayuri resolves to not let love
pass her by this time. But can she create her own miracle on 24th
This fairytale story is a delight for all romantics. Non-Japanese
people can lay their hands on a version with English subtitles.