Tis the Season for Christmas Movies

Nothing makes me want to stay home and watch old movies than over a long holiday.  Christmas is always fun because of the holiday themed classics I love to revist every season like good old friends.

  • Babes in Toyland 1934 with Laurel and Hardy 
  • A Christmas Carol 1938 MGM's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story with Reginald Owen in his only starring role.  
  • The Shop Around the Corner 1940 James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan in this lovely film.  
  • Remember the Night 1940 (I need to see this one) 
  • The Night Before Christmas 1941 Tom and Jerry in a wonderful MGM cartoon.
  • Holiday Inn 1942 Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds.
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner 1942 Monty Wooley as the curmudeon and interfering Sheridan Whiteside.  Bette Davis is his foil and girl Friday and Ann Sheridan is simply hilarious and not to be missed.
  • Christmas in Connecticut 1945 a delightful romp with Barbara Stanwyck at her comedic best. 
  • It's a Wonderful Life 1946 I find this Capra classic hard to get through, the fault lies with me.  But the scene with H.B Warner and Bobby Anderson (as the young James Stewart) brings me to tears every single time.
  • The Bishop's Wife 1947 It's not Christmas to me unless I watch this lovely film. 
  • Christmas Eve 1947 I've not seen this in eons and really must see if I can find it.
  • Miracle on 34th Street 1947 Edmund Gwenn is the Kris Kringle of everyone's dreams.  His rapport with the young Natalie Wood is charming.  It's still a delight for the holidays.
  • We're No Angels 1955 Bogart and Peter Ustinov, 'nuff said.
  • A Christmas Story 1983 All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun. I love this movie, absolutely. 
Since it's the season, here are some seasonal celebrity holidays cards to entertain.

Holiday greetings to Clifton Webb and his Mother Maybelle from Greta Garbo (Garbo often sent correspondence using her pseudonym Harry Brown)

Handwritten and hand-crafted holiday greetings from Mr. Orson Welles to Mrs. Welles (Rita Hayworth).

A holiday card that was sent to Marlon Brando by a big fan, Clara Bow.

Holiday greeting from W.C. Fields

I'll state my resolution for the new year right now, to watch more movies and blog a whole lot more because I do enjoy it.  Hope those of you who pass by and give this blog a read enjoy it, too.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season for the remainder of 2011.  I send you all warm regards and wishes for peace and prosperity in the new year. 


normadesmond said…
and i thought maybelle was clifton's middle name.

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