Originally released on January 10, 1926, Good Cheer was Our Gang's Yuletide present to the series' legions of fans. 'Tis the day before Christmas, and all through the snowy streets, the Our Gang kids are confronted not by Christmas cheer, but by the crass commercialism of the holiday. Happily, the Spirit of Christmas -- who looks a lot like Santa Claus -- pays a surprise visit to Gang members Mickey Daniels and Johnny Downs, inspiring the boys to earn enough money to buy presents for the rest of their friends. With their usual business acumen, the youngsters come up with a sure-fire moneymaking scheme -- selling heated bricks to keep the last-minute shoppers' feet warm. As a bonus, the gang captures a bunch of bootleggers, thereby earning a huge reward. The film's most memorable sequence, in which a gathering of wind-up toys dance and cavort in a department store window, is unfortunately missing from most TV prints of Good Cheer.
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