This is an incredibly corny look at Christmas seen through the manipulatively nostalgic eyes of Hollywood.
I know it's stupid.
I know it's absurd.
But, around this time of year, I'm prey to all sappy seasonal old movies, even if it's just because they remind me of "Mad Men."
A Christmas celebration with scenes from classic films, including:
Meet John Doe (1941)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
The Bishops Wife (1947)
Desk Set (1957)
Little Women (1933)
Mr and Mrs Smith (1941)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
and pictures from Miracle on 34th Street and White Christmas
Misteltoe and Holly by Frank Sinatra
Let It Snow by Dean Martin
Jingle Bells by Dean Martin
The Christmas Waltz (extract) by Frank Sinatra
Staring clips of classic Hollywood stars such as: James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Donna Reed, Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Bette Davis, Richard Travis, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, Shirley Temple, Cary Grant, Elsa Lanchester, Loretta Young, Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Maureen OHara, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Crawford, Mitchum, Doris Day, Audrey, Judy Garland
PS: Dear Santa,
If you want to know what I want for Christmas, it's this Turner Classic Movie set:
You can skip the crappy Christmas Carol, and substitute anything with Barbara Stanwyck, but I've been looking for Little Shop Around the Corner for SO long!
Will also gladly accept DVD of Marx Bros. and all the old "screwball" comedies.