A Very Bright Christmas

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It's Christmas and the city of Tipsville celebrates with the Great Tree Ceremony in which the citizens hang anonymous papers of their deepest wishes for the New Year. Logically, the wishes of Matthew Handy and of his neighbor, John Stickyfingers, are completely opposite, which will cause the latter to steal Matthew's wish and try to destroy it. At the same time, Matthew's daughter, Anna, has been chosen to represent the officially televised Christmas speech which will be transmitted on her mother's, Patty, news show. Anna begins to get nervous about the approaching speech, because she does not know what kind of message to give the people. Meanwhile, the businessman, Darkhand, has convinced Mayor Cleanhands to triple the number of Christmas lights, which will cause a spectacular increase in the consumption of energy in the city. Worried about the situation, Matthew tries to stop the process but his neighbor, John Stickyfingers, an accomplice of Darkhand, is able to lure him to a trap that will end with Matthew in jail. Luckily, the brilliant Christmas speech given by Anna illuminates the truth and will set his father free. In the same stroke, Darkhand's light bulbs will be immediately disposed of.

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