By Michael Kovner

My favorite Christmas movies. All made in the 1940s. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Christmas In Connecticut (1945) 
Barbara Stanwyck as a Martha Stewart-type for a house and garden magazine. Absolutely hilarious and lots of snow and Christmas.

 

Miracle on 34Th Street (1947)
Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and the child star Natalie Wood. Absolutely charming! It takes from Thanksgiving to Christmas. A true fantasy.

 

The Bishops Wife (1947)
Loretta Young, David Niven as the bishop and Cary Grant as a guardian angel. A fantasy and wonderful!

 

Remember the Night (1940)
Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray. A charming Christmas drama that takes place from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. A Manhattan jewel thief and a DA – a road trip to Indianapolis by car before the highway system. Very American Christmas. You’ll love it.

 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
James Stewart and Donna Reed – A fantasy – Christmas as it should be! An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

 

Holiday Inn (1942) – Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
Music by Irving Berlin. The song, White Christmas is introduced and sung for the very first time! Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim’s supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. Classic music.