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Silver Bells

I vaguely remember seeing The Lemon Drop Kid when I was younger, but Bob Hope as a bell-ringing Santa sticks more in mind than anything else from the film.

Some interesting facts about the movie:

It's based on a story by Damon Runyan.

It's a remake of a film of the same name from 1934. In the 1950 version, Bob Hope's character is called Sydney Melbourne. It could have been worse. He could have been Straight Flush Tony.

One actor appeared in both versions: William Frawley. Yep, good old Fred Murtz, landlord and wacky neighbor of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.

So there's your bit of Christmas trivia. Enjoy.