‘Tis the season for holiday movies, and to start it off right, check out something new with the short documentary “Mr. Christmas,” by director and screenwriter Nick Palmer. After making the festival circuit last year, with appearances at Silver Docs, Hot Docs, L.A. Film Festival, and winning awards at Palm Springs Shorts Fest and Aspen Shorts Fest, the film is now available to watch on Vimeo (it’s currently the Staff Pick).
“Mr. Christmas” film follows Bruce Mertz, a Christmas enthusiast who lights up his Concord, California home with a dazzling display of lights every year, and has become a local celebrity and holiday season institution. Sweet, heartwarming, and just a tad bit melancholy, “Mr. Christmas” hits all the right notes to make your season merry and bright (the DVD is also available as a stocking stuffer for the documentary lover in your life). Watch it below.