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Good Cheer (1926)

On Christmas Eve, the Gang copes with hardships, helps capture a gang of thieves, and learns that Santa Claus really exists for those who wish fervently enough.


Robert F. McGowan


Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)


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Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Johnny Downs ... Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith ... J.R. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
David Durand ... Mary's brother (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Arnica (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Ackroyd Jack Ackroyd ... Crooked Santa
Chet Brandenburg ... Pedestrian / Crooked Santa
Ed Brandenburg Ed Brandenburg ... Store window assistant
Richard Daniels Richard Daniels ... Dad
Jack Gavin Jack Gavin ... Crooked Santa
Charlie Hall ... Motorist / Crooked Santa


On Christmas Eve, it's bitter cold. Poverty and misery are shaking hands. The gang enjoys what they can: watching a Santa in a toy-shop window and smelling bread baking. But hope is in short supply when Joe says that all Santas are fake. The kids ask the shoemaker who tells them Santa is real, you just have to wish hard enough. Two older boys want to make the younger kids' Christmas happy; the Spirit of Santa helps them out, giving them an idea to sell hot bricks to peddlers, beat cops, and others stuck outside. With the money, they buy presents to distribute that night. Meanwhile, the Mob is using fake Santas to deliver moonshine. Can the kids turn this to their advantage? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Day Before Christmas - Down Where Poverty Shakes Hands with Sorrow and They Both Smile


Family | Comedy | Short







Release Date:

10 January 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Holiday See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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It's snowing in Culver City!
31 August 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The Hal Roach Studio was located in Culver City...near Hollywood. So imagine my surprise seeing so much snow in this Our Gang short!

The weather is awful and times are tough. To earn money, Mickey and his buddy sell headed bricks to folks to stand on in the snow storm. They later use this money to get things for their poor friends....but also end up finding some faux Santas along the way.

This is a nice short film--filled with nice Christmas messages and kindness. Worth seeing...just don't expect rib-tickling humor but more of a holiday lesson on niceness.

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