Concord’s Mr Christmas featured in new documentary

mr-christmas-sq-360Concord’s own Mr Christmas is the subject of a new, award winning documentary by Nick Palmer. Every Christmas, Bruce Mertz lights up the neighborhood with the 50,000 lights covering his house. For decades he’s obsessively added to his display, creating beautiful, towering fixtures that people travel across the country to see. In this offbeat, touching portrait, we learn what drives him, and discover how a kid who grew up on a farm with no electricity became Mr. Christmas.


Mr Christmas – A Short Documentary

The film is an offbeat, touching portrait of a man who has spent three decades turning his small Northern California home into a beautiful, towering Christmas display people travel across the country to see.

The film is an offbeat, touching portrait of a man who has spent three decades turning his small Northern California home into a beautiful, towering Christmas display people travel across the country to see.

“Mr Christmas” is the acclaimed WINNER of:

- Audience Award – Palm Springs Shortsfest
- Special Jury Award – Aspen Shortfest
- Best Documentary Short – Cleveland International Film Fest
- Best Documentary Short – Rhode Island International Film Fest
- Best Short – Philadelphia International Film Fest
- Best Documentary Short – California Independent Film Fest

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Chicago International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival, Silverdocs, Little Rock Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Indianapolis Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Nevada City Film Festival, BendFilm Festival, and more.

Send Christmas cards and Newcastles to: Bruce Mertz, 5208 Olive Drive, Concord, CA 94521

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/MrXmasMovie

Order a DVD! They make a great gift: mrchristmasmovie.com

Follow Nick on Twitter: @HouseOfPalmer


See the 2012 Mr Christmas Trailer

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