Cast & Crew
In a typical American city at Christmas time, Betty Webber leads a group of carolers in song to celebrate the season. When Betty visits her next-door neighbors, the Mansons, to extend holiday greetings, however, she senses that they have forgotten the religious underpinnings of the holiday and invites young Bobby Manson to her house to see the Nativity scene. At the Webber house, the family is gathered around the Christmas tree. After the gifts are distributed, Mr. Webber presents a brimming basket of food and packages to a less fortunate woman whom the family has befriended and then explains the real meaning of Christmas. Several months later, Carlotta Manson, a classmate of Betty, tries to persuade her to skip church and attend the school jamboree instead. Carlotta continues her corrosive influence on the naïve Betty by applying makeup to her face and then taking her out for a night on the town. Saved from disgrace by her Christian upbringing, Betty is brought home by some understanding police officers. When her father kneels in prayer to give thanks for protecting his daughter, Betty realizes the importance of her Christian faith and vows to help less fortunate children by establishing a Christian youth center in a blighted area of the city.
T. G. Eggers
T. G. Eggers
Guy V. Thayer Jr.
No reviews were located for this film, but according to the Lutheran Layman, the magazine of the Lutheran Church, the picture was produced in late 1944 to aid in saving the "church's youth for the Kingdom of Christ." The magazine encouraged Lutherans to view the film from the following three perspectives: the contrast between the Christian home and the non-Christian home in the rearing of youth, the agencies promoted by the church to assist the home, and the ways in which the church May prove helpful in bringing the "less fortunate youth under a Christian environment and ultimately into the Christian church." The Lutheran Laymen's league is a men's association affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.