@Woody Marx, I'm with you! During the holiday break, the woman and the attorney fall in love. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 18, 2012: Mark your calendars! Both lovers long for a normal life together, but they wonder if that is possible once their secrets are known. Aug 18, 2019 - Explore Santas Working Overtime's board "Christmas Movies - 1930's /1940's", followed by 1050 people on Pinterest. Don't miss it! The classic story of the red-nosed reindeer who saves Christmas comes to life in this sweet stop-motion film. I haven't seen "The Cheaters," but it's now on my holiday movie list! You can't have Christmas without celebrating Halloween first, but Jack Skellington wants the best of both worlds. After you've finished all of those, we suggest picking up a Christmas book to read. Do any of these films feature a character who is an uncle to the female protagonist that is a die-hard Alabama football fan? Are you looking for a Christmas movie to watch during the holidays? This Christmas rom-com from the 1940s tells the story of a young widow (Janet Leigh) who is torn between two very different men. Great list. I also saw the Bishop's Wife, both versions, and enjoyed them. A Christmas Carol (1984) - The full film from 1984 originally based on the book by Charles Dickens. Here is my list of eight wonderful "forgotten" films of the 1940s. These films just set the holly-jolly mood! After you've finished all of those, we suggest picking up a Christmas book to read. Yours is the 1st list I've come across that is informative and real - not just regurgitating this sorry generation's lame lists of lovable sluts with a heart of gold crap, but actual storytelling. Penny Serenade and The Bishop's Wife are wonderful films, and they're two of my favorites. There's something so magical about cuddling up by the fire and watching Donna Reed and … Directed by A. Edward Sutherland. I picked one up at Walmart two years ago for $5.00 but it is available elsewhere and on Amazon. And when one prioritizes one's movies, Christmas or otherwise, it's advisable to stick with a battle-tested decade of film-making: the 1940s. I highly recommend this movie. If you're a serious movie-watcher and you make your way through all of these in record time, give the best Christmas movies on Netflix a try. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 27, 2010: Thanks, Lauren. Thank you for stopping by. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 22, 2010: @JDiNova, "The Bishop's Wife" is a great movie, too. Votes: 129,094 | Gross: $20.61M The story follows a kindhearted soldier who suffers from shell shock and battle fatigue. Donald Woods in the 1937 film "Sea Devils.". VINTAGE CHRISTMAS 1940's MARKS USA GLASS TREE ORNAMENTS UNSILVERED W/BOX. Penny Serenade is often included in Christmas film lists because of some holiday settings. 1940- We still spoke German at home in Utica NY. Beyond Tomorrow is a real holiday gem. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 01, 2017: Thank you, Carol! @SDiner82@aol.com, @Dexter, and @bcapolino, thank you for sharing four other holiday gems. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 10, 2017: That’s great, Kay! An old time radio drama inspired the 1944 film. Nothing warms a winter day like a mug of hot chocolate and a wonderful old movie. This John Hughes classic proves itself to be a must-watch year after year. I'm so glad you enjoyed and appreciated this hub. It is in the "4 Film Favorite Classic Holiday Vol. This sweet, sentimental movie begs rediscovery by modern audiences. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the suggestion! I read somewhere that a former Alabama football player had a role in a Capra film. 03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011 At this late date, one must prioritize one's Christmas movies. Are you looking for a Christmas movie to watch during the holidays? Four Must-See Christmas Movies of the 1940s. I'll have to start my holiday viewing a little sooner this year, so I can watch more of these classics. The Internet Archive works to collect films that reside in the public domain, and you can watch this one online for free. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 30, 2010: Terry C, thanks for mentioning this one. Remember The Night is another holiday gem from 1940. This list may not reflect recent changes . These trees are seen by all on black and white movies such as “It’s a Wonderful Life” , “Christmas in Connecticut” , etc. Follow the adventures of a retired detective whose wife persuades him to interrupt his holiday in Manhattan and investigate a murder, all while drinking plenty of martinis. Wikipedia contributors. Then see all of the holiday films Hulu has to offer. Star in the Night (short film) - can be found on U-Tube - which is free. That cannot be said of Remember the Night which I watch every year now- I had never even heard of it before and that is not like me. Thank you for mentioning it here. A Star In The Night is an extra on a recent DVD release of Christmas In Connecticut. It also contains elements of the Charles Dickens novella, “A Christmas Carol.”, According to a Turner Classic Movies review, the story is shared "from the point of view of a Scrooge-like jaded man with little use for the Christmas holiday.". Another Holiday favorite of mine. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi and Sterling Holloway star in the romantic comedy written by Preston Sturges. My all time favorite holiday movie! Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on November 27, 2011: Hello Annette, Thank you for providing such a great list of movie possibilities for the season. The popular Christmas movies are fun, but I love the rare old gems! Kevin McAllister's family left him behind (again), forcing the 8-year-old mischief-maker to navigate the holidays in New York City. or Best Offer. The weather outside is frightful, but the best '50s Christmas movies are here to keep you warm and cozy during the cold November and December months. Thank you so much for your recommendation! Free Shipping by Amazon. But, as Sturges summarized, “love reformed her and corrupted him.”. @Maureen, "Come To The Stable" is one of my favorites, too. The 20 Best Classic Christmas Movies of All Time. If I can find it for sale anywhere online, I will certainly post about it here. But then he unexpectedly raises the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa? Thanks. I tried looking for this movie online - Amazon, TCM, etc. If you know where to find a copy for rent, purchase or viewing, please share the details in the comments section. “Christmas Holiday” is available for free on YouTube! As they struggle to overcome their problems and keep their marriage together, they wonder if the relationship is worth saving. Where's Jimmy Durante's "The Great Rupert"? This hub showcases eight lesser-known Christmas movies of the era. But things take a turn when an unexpected guest arrives. I saw a black and white film many years ago which I believe was a Christmas-themed movie that had such a character but, for the life of me, I've never been able to find it again. Other great ones include The Bishop's Wife (C. Grant,Loretta Young + David Niven); Trading Places; Auntie Mame (Rosalind Russell), Shop Around The Corner (J. Stewart); One Magic Christmas and A Christmas Candle. When a war veteran discovers her plight, he offers to buy the toy. The movie is set in New York City -- specifically Fifth Avenue, "the richest avenue in the world.". 1" (2011) It's found on special feature in "Christmas in Connecticut". It was director Don Siegal’s debut film, and it won an Oscar for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel). Also starring Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Carroll & Joan Bennett. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will feature "Holiday Affair" twice this season: December 20 at 8PM (ET) and December 24 at 3PM (ET). 0–9. $14.90 shipping. 25 Classic Christmas Movies - Best Holiday Films of All Time It Happened On Fifth Avenue was on twice this month the last time just this past Sun. The melancholgy drama from 1941 stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunn. It's fabulous. Santa Claus: The Movie: … Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas came out in the late 1990s, and it is really a film that is aimed at children. $78.95. Frank Copra's beloved tale about one man's struggles during the holidays earned five Oscars and is undeniably one of the best Christmas movies of all time. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 18, 2017: I love “The Sound of Music.” It’s the first movie I saw on the big screen (I was a toddler, and the movie was still in theaters a few years after its release) - and I’ve watched it many times since then. It's the only place it's available. This year, watch one of the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime — for free! While it's not your typical Christmas movie, every '80s kid knows that Gremlins deserves a watch every holiday season. There are countless adaptations of Charles Dickens's celebrated Christmas story, but this black-and-white version from 1941 is among the best. While not a Christmas movie per se, it contains a 15-minute holiday scene that will break your heart--as does the entire movie with its double twist ending. another great movie is "Tenth Avenue Angel" with Margaret O'Brien, "Star in the Night" can be found on Amazon. MickeySr from Hershey, Pa. on September 26, 2011: Thank you - I've just looked at several other lists of 'best whatever' movies and they're all nothing but "Dirty Dancing", "Titanic", "An Officer and a Gentleman", etc, etc - no matter what the list is, 'Best Haunted SciFi Kung Fu Love Story' = well of course, it's "Pretty Woman". Richard Carlson and Jean Parker star as the young romantics. Reading your description and the IMDb storyline, it sounds like a delightful film. Smith is the founder of Savoring Home, a lifestyle blog about home, family, and faith. Shirley MacLaine stars opposite Jack Lemmon in this 1960 romantic comedy about a desperate businessman who lets his bosses use his Upper West Side apartment for their affairs. One forgotten gem is The Cheaters (1945). I appreciate the encouragement! These special months are all about spending time with family, eating way too many cookies, and getting cozy on the couch. Thanks for the heads up. Their mutual loneliness blossoms into a sweet romance. Through a series of flashbacks, the woman recounts her tragic story of marriage to a murderous Creole scoundrel. 16 watching. The story takes place in a little retail shop in Budapest, Hungary. If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your social networks. Well worth viewing, it's an excellent film - my most favorite of al the Christmas movies. Nicolas Cage stars as an ambitious workaholic who gets a magical chance to spend the holidays as a family man. But it is… i must admit that I hadn't heard of Beyond Christmas. It can be seen in full on youtube, though. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on November 25, 2017: Thank you for sharing this, “Star in the Night.” I’m going to head over to You-Tube and watch the movie this weekend. This 1934 crime comedy is a Christmas movie unlike any other. If the channel are showcasing any of the main stars it is one of the films that airs. "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Elf" will never get old! It's a great way to finish off a day full of cheer! Thank you for dropping in and leaving a comment! If you're a serious movie-watcher and you make your way through all of these in record time, give the best Christmas movies on Netflix a try. The story centers on a homeless man and his friends, who secretly take up residence in a Fifth Avenue townhouse while the owners spend their Christmas in the South. :). I just checked Amazon.com, and they have two copies (new and used) available on DVD. The story takes place in a little retail shop in Budapest, Hungary. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 20, 2010: @Lauren, thanks for reading my hub and sharing your personal recommendations. And I also love Holiday Affair. "Penny Serenade" reproduction poster print. It's featured in another Hub article, "The Best Classic Christmas Movies Ever: A Baker's Dozen." Tim Allen is Santa Claus in this hilarious Disney classic that's fit for all ages. Thank you for your comments. See how far they'll go to make it happen in the laugh-out-loud comedy. This hub showcases eight lesser-known Christmas movies of the era. Woody Marx from Ontario, Canada on October 12, 2011: I am going to start Christmas early this year just so I can get in all these movies! Thank you. Linda Chechar from Arizona on December 17, 2010: Great movie choices! He said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word! Santa must stop Satan from ruining Christmas. It's true that you can watch them regardless of the season (hey, Christmas in July is a thing!). It is very hard to locate for rent or for purchase. I haven’t seen the others yet, but I do want to see “The Man Who Invented Christmas” when it arrives at my local theater. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this hub. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 16, 2016: Thank you for sharing this, Jamie. If you are interested, just let me know and I'll provide you with 3 hours of enchantment. It wouldn't be Christmas without Jack Frost and Heat Miser trying to ruin it! Maybe you've watched all of the popular Christmas movies. Consider one of these forgotten classics from the 1940s. Watch the Best Disney Christmas Movies Right Now, All the Best Christmas Movies on Netflix Right Now, 20 Western Movies for an Action-Packed Night In. Star in the Night is wonderful too and actually available on DVD as an extra on Christmas in Connecticut. Everyone can relate to the hilarious moment Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) said "fudge" while helping his father on a Christmas outing. The music evokes numerous memories for the wife, as she prepares to leave her husband and their marriage. I had such fun putting it together. Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in "Remember the Night.". Beyond Tomorrow (film) It includes a fantastic performance by Monty Woolley. I pull it out in June sometimes. "Holiday Affair" reproduction poster print. Hi. Great movies! For a better purchase, look for "I'll Be Home For Christmas: Christmas Classics from the War Years/Songs that Won the War". One of my favorites, in fact. The story centers on a cabaret singer in World War II New Orleans who starts a conversation with a soldier stranded during the holidays. Merry Christmas and enjoy the show! So glad to hear it. Here is her comment: "I think a great idea for the coming month would be a post on wonderful Christmas/Holiday movies and TV shows … Like you, I really enjoy the old black and white movies… Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 18, 2010: Hello, lindacee. This year, start a new movie tradition with a "forgotten" holiday classic from the 1940s. Our top picks (including classic and modern options) are available on Prime. With Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh. I’ll check it out this weekend. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 13, 2017: Yes! i think the movie "SINCE YOU WENT AWAY" should qualify as an xmas gem! Two talented performers team up with a pair of sisters to perform a show in rural Vermont, and somehow become one of the biggest acts around. The site may earn a commission on some products. Remember the Night (1940) Do you remember seeing the wide tree with its outstretched arms, the screw in lights, and all the tinsel? All aboard! nobody ever remembers Curse of the Cat People. After years of searching, I finally was able to purchase both movies on VHS and the quality of each one is pristine. I've seen a few of them, and I'll try to see the rest. ... came to Stockton with her family in the 1940s… Highly recommended. Adult Christmas Movies. To locate a copy for your personal collection, visit the big entertainment retailers for online or in-store purchases. When he is released from a mental hospital for the Christmas holidays, he meets a female convict on furlough from prison to visit her family. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on August 29, 2020: You can find a DVD on Ebay for around $15.00 and up. gryphin423 from Florida on November 07, 2011: Finally a list that has Meet Me in St Louis on it! Have yourself a vintage little Christmas. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz. I'll have to think about this one and get back with you. That’s good to know. Prepare to laugh out loud during the bathroom scene! When two women swap homes for the holidays, neither expects to fall in love or get a life-long friendship out of the deal. If your personal DVD collection is like mine, you already own a copy of White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. It's another film that made the list for "Best Classic Christmas Movies Ever: A Baker's Dozen." Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh in "Holiday Affair.". I see some of these movies on television, too, from time to time. I love “Miracle of the Bells,” Carol. You're welcome, defeblearia. Christopher Plummer plays opposite Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" which is also an uplifting, inspirational holiday movie. 3 Godfathers (1948 film) A. Alias Boston Blackie; B. These Christmas Movies Will Bring You So Much Joy. Harry Carey, Charles Winninger and C. Aubrey Smith play the trio of matchmaking ghosts. The story unfolds in flashbacks, triggered by musical recordings. Holiday Inn – 1942; directed by Mark Sandrich; starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, … Christmas was a moving festival. In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Schexnayder, interesting question. Are You Brave Enough for These Halloween Movies? This year, start a new movie tradition with a "forgotten" holiday classic from the 1940s. I included in another of my hubs, "The Best Classic Christmas Movies Ever--A Baker's Dozen" (see link above). These are some great movies, aren't they? See more ideas about vintage christmas, christmas, christmas past. This is a tradition at our house. I’ll Be Seeing You is a tender-hearted wartime drama starring Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, 40 Gifts Under $25 That Are Thoughtful and Useful, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. A sweet, sentimental movie...and another one to watch with a box of tissues. Are you looking for a Christmas movie to watch during the holidays? This delightful short showcases all of your favorite characters as they unite to celebrate the Christmas season. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on September 18, 2011: Hello, Marsha H. Thanks for stopping by! Unfortunately, there are no official release of it on DVD yet. The former is an exquisite, forgotten gem with that grand character actress Mabel Paige as a feisty senior citizen who refuses to relocate when the town decides to turn her apartment building into a boys' dormitory for the local college. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on January 12, 2013: Hello, ambyn. This dark film is the most obscure Christmas movie on my list. ...another classic: The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant,David Niven and Loretta Young. Whenever I see a list of overlooked Xmas gems, I always look for "Someone to Remember" (1943) and "Junior Miss" (1945)--in vain. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 25, 2010: @Nonymouse, I included "A Christmas Wish" in another hub, "The Best Classic Christmas Movies Ever--A Baker's Dozen" (see link above). "Junior Miss" is simply one of the funniest movies ever made about a young Manhattan teenager (the glorious Peggy Ann Garner) who inadvertently ruins her family's Christmas, and just as inadvertently sets everything right after 94 hilarious minutes. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on September 27, 2011: Thank you, Mickey Sr. Few full-length holiday movies can compare to Charles M. Shultz's first Peanuts film adaptation. "Miracle of the Bells" - Fred MacMurray, Lee J. Cobb, Alida Valli and Frank Sinatra as a - get this - Polish priest. Merry Christmas! Classic Christmas movies hold a special sort of charm that are so different from the newer Hallmark Christmas movies or these original Netflix Christmas movies.The old black-and-white top Christmas movies somehow capture everything we love about the holidays, particularly the nostalgia factor. 1-16 of over 20,000 results for "christmas movies" Skip to main search results Eligible for Free Shipping. Only he didn't say "fudge." It’s always good to hear from you! Thank you for reading my hub, and for sharing a couple of your favorite titles, too. Like Christmas Holiday, Star in the Night is another obscure film that is very hard to locate. What is your favorite classic Christmas movie? Nothing warms a winter day like a mug of hot chocolate and a wonderful old movie. This beloved animated movie is meant for kids, but it will also remind adults of the magic of Christmas. Whatever a movie buff's favorite genre the rest of the year - come the holiday season, the Christmas movie rules. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) The hard-won uplift and triumph of director Frank Capra’s fantasy drama … The story centers on a young married couple whose hopes and dreams shatter into unexpected pain and sadness. @darkstar, I enjoy watching Barbara Stanwyck's movies, including "Christmas in Connecticut." I can't wait to view them myself! I included this film in another hub: "Best Classic Christmas Movies Ever: A Baker's Dozen.". Watching the Griswold family's crazy antics unfold is a surefire way to make you feel grateful for your own relatives. Nov 27, 2018 - Explore Sue Hirtle's board "1940's Christmas", followed by 672 people on Pinterest. $75.00. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on November 14, 2011: Thank you, Maren Morgan M-T. Glad you enjoyed the hub! The Lady in the Lake: Like many 1940s holiday movies, this one uses Christmas cards for its credit sequence; since it’s a film noir based on the detective novel by Raymond Chandler, however, there’s a gun under those cards. See more ideas about christmas movies, mary astor, movies. Marsha H from My Retro Kitchen in NY on September 18, 2011: What a fabulous list of movies! I watched “Star in the Night” on YouTube last weekend, but I’d love to add it to my DVD collection. It Happened on Fifth Avenue is a 1947 Christmas comedy starring Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore and Gale Storm. The story centers on a young woman and an assistant district attorney. We put together this Best 50 Movies of the 1940s list to provide a suggestion of required viewing material for anyone who aspires to cultural literacy. Merry Christmas! It is based on Dickens' creation of A Christmas Carol and stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey and Beauty and the Beast) and Christopher Plummer. My favorite has always been "Come to the Stable" (1949) with Loretta Young and Celeste Holm. Sunday before was a little party at parental grandmothers, Eve was gathering of extended family ,dinner party, singing and presents, Christmas Day , to downstairs,(English speaking), party , then to back apt (we were 2nd floor front) then upstairs and then windup with cold cuts and libations in our apt. Christmas Holiday is on my to see list. Then see all of the holiday films Hulu has to offer. Set during the holiday season, this story centers on a war widow who can't afford to buy her son a toy train for Christmas. A teenager and his younger sister only have one wish this Christmas: They want their divorced parents to get back together. I've only seen one of the movies on your list, Penny Serenade. Trending pages. Meet me In St Louis airs often throughout the year on TCM and every Christmas season more than once. It’s highlighted on my other Christmas movie hub (see the “beloved holiday staples” link above). The popular Bing Crosby recording of "I'll Be Seeing You" is featured throughout the movie. The 1945 film is a modernized version of the biblical Christmas story. I have seen It Happened On Fifth Avenue and Holiday Affair on TCM too, but I don't watch them every year. An opportunistic drifter and his friends take up residence in a New York mansion while the wealthy owner is away for Christmas. Department. By three lesson-bearing spirits on Christmas Eve two women swap homes for the Wife, versions. 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