Cult Movie Essentials

Elmo saves Christmas (1996)

Elmo stays up till midnight on Christmas Eve, hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus (Charles Durning). He eventually falls asleep, but is awakened when Santa gets stuck halfway up his chimney. Santa tells Elmo that when he pulled him out of chimney, he saved Christmas for children all over the world. To thank him, he lets him choose a special Christmas present: either a pink teddy bear or a magical snow globe. Elmo chooses the snow globe and gets three wishes. His first wish was a glass of water, which was wasteful, but Santa warns him not to waste the other two wishes.

On Christmas morning, Elmo, excited by all the joy and cheer, wishes for it to be Christmas every day as his second one, which turns out to be a huge mistake…

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