THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (1912)
Article 4695 by Dave Sindelar
What it is: Christmas story
It is Christmas Eve. A poor woman’s three children dream of the presents that Santa is going to leave. The woman knows they will be disappointed, but sends them to bed anyway. Then a beggar shows up, but the woman is too kindly to turn him away…
Sometimes predictability is comforting. Sometimes it is a bore. This is my way of saying that if you looked at the title of this one and saw what I wrote for the plot description, you could write the ending yourself and not be far off. You might get specific details wrong such as who the supernatural figure is who manifests himself at the end of the short, but you’ll probably get the fate of the mother and the three children right. For the record, those specific details are the most interesting bits of this otherwise unremarkable short.