is a 1929 silent Laurel and Hardy
comedy short subject
directed by James W. Horne
and supervised by Leo McCarey
from a McCarey (uncredited) and H. M. Walker
script. The film was deemed culturally significant and entered into the United States National Film Registry
Stan and Ollie play door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen in California
. They end up getting into an escalating feud with grumpy would-be customer James Finlayson
, with his home and their car being destroyed in the melee.
- Hal Roach bought a house from a studio worker which would be destroyed in the film. According to Roach, the cast and crew destroyed the house next door instead by accident during filming, but Stan Laurel said this was a fabrication.
- It is the second highest rated Laurel and Hardy film on the Internet Movie Database. Number one is The Music Box.
- Ollie cries as well as Stan.