Friday 7 December 2012

Classic Christmas Movies

Here are ten classic Christmas movies.

1.  It`s a Wonderful Life (1947)

Starring Jimmy Stewart as a bankrupt man who is about to jump off a bridge but is visited by an angel who shows him how blessed he really is.

2.  Miracle on 34th Street (2947)

Starring Maureen O`Hara as a young businesswoman at Macy`s Department Store who hires a man to play Santa in the Thanksgiving Day Parade who claims he is the real Kris Kringle.  With a little help from a handsome lawyer and her 7-year-old daughter, , played by Natalie Wood, Maureen`s character starts to believe he might be telling the truth.

3.  Holiday Inn (1942)

At an inn open only on holidays, Bing Crosby`s character vies for the affections of an up and coming star.  But he has competition from a dancer, played by Fred Astaire.

4.  A Christmas Carol (1951)

Starring Alistair Sims, this Charles Dickens classic shows how Ebenezer Scrooge transforms from a miserly miserable man to a joyful gentleman with the help of three ghosts.

5.  The Bells of St. Mary`s (1945)

Bing Crosby stars as a priest who runs a decrepit Catholic School.  Ingrid Bergman plays one of the nuns who teaches the children.  Her dream is to acquire the new building next door to use as their new school.  But the owner of the building, Mr. Bogardis, dreams of tearing down the old school and building a parking lot.

6.  Christmas in Connecticut (1951)

A food writer lies about being the perfect housewife but then has to cover her tracks once her boss and a war hero invite themselves to dinner.

7.  The Bishop`s Wife (1947)

A bishop, played by David Niven, wants a new cathedral.  He is visited by an angel, played by Cary Grant, but he doesn`t give him financial advice, but rather another kind.

8.  The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

An agent grants a late actress who starred in a recent movie her request of being buried in her hometown.  The studio head is reluctant to release the film after her death and so the churches in her hometown ring their bells for three days.

9.  Come to the Stable (1949)

Two nuns, played by Loretta Young and Cleste Holm, pray that their French hospital will be spared during World War II bombings.  They are so relieved when their hospital remains intact, that they make it a mission to have a similar hospital built in America.

10.  The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

An English minister shares a happy reunion with his family and they share stories of their struggles during the Second World War.

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