** 1/2 (out of four)
Not one of the best Bob Hope films at showing his great wit and screen presence, but it still has some fun moments.
It's Christmas time and small time hood Hope owes money to the mob. He concocts a scheme to get the money by placing fake Salvation Army Santa's around New York. The idea is great and it almost works, but too many jokes fall flat. No bad, but I think the picture would have been enhanced if Bing Crosby had been along and they had been partners. This time, however, it feels a little half-baked.[/color]