var ts = new Date().getTime(); Meet Me in St. Louis. I’ll Be Seeing You – 1944; directed by William Dieterle and George Cukor; starring Ginger Rogers, … Overall, Holiday Affair is a beautiful, not overly-sentimental movie with great acting, wonderful writing, and fully developed characters. Of course the pen pals fall in love with each other and finally plan to meet, and of course they’re each other’s anonymous pen pal. The Polar Express (2009) Based on the classic kids’ book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express brings the magical Christmas train ride to life. I’m sure I missed plenty of your favorites. + ts + '" alt="Find vintage clothing at" />'; Not to be missed is the wonderful scene where Judy Garland sings the touching and best rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Add to that an amazing performance and dance sequence by Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers and you can’t lose with this film. Nothing wrong with Violet’s (Gloria Grahame)  clothes, though. Carl, (Corey) is the steadfast successful business man,  who tries to hold  on to her as the drifter, Steve (Mitchum) vies for her affection. Join my list ~ Facebook page, my favorite is the bishops wife watch it every Christmas eve also come to the stable. // ]]>, The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Hops The Atlantic Volume 2, Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright, The Flapper Affair: A 1920s Time Travel Murder Mystery Paranormal Romance. Along the way, Kris loses heart and purposely fails his mental acuity test and ends up in a mental institution. In 1903, the story follows the well-to-do Smith family, their handyman, and wise-cracking house maid, played by character actress Marjorie Main. document.getElementById('vs-widget').innerHTML = widget; By DeAnna Janes. From its own theme song to Josh Groban's performance of "Believe," the songs might be brief but they're unforgettable nonetheless. Christmas movies set before 1960. Do you agree with my list? The Preacher's Wife (1996) The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Love Actually (2003) Krampus (2015) And if Christmas movies constitute a cinematic kingdom all … Thanks for the two “unknown” movies with John Payne and Jimmy Stewart and the lovely ladies, of course. Since we all have different traditions, that means Christmas films can take many chestnut-roasting, Jack Frost-nipping forms: unrelentingly cheery musicals, vaguely religious dramas, defiantly grim horror films, or gleefully vulgar comedies. Can Connie make room for any other man in her heart? Felix Bressart, as Pirovich, and Joseph Schildkraut, as the haughty antagonist. If you’ve never seen (which I find hard to believe), the story follows George Bailey from boyhood to adult. Oh yes, we still have some of those. Tam Francis is a writer, blogger, swing dance teacher, avid vintage collector, and seamstress. While on the ski slopes Karen and Vivian vie for Ted’s affection which leads to wonderfully funny scenes. Its not a traditional vintage Christmas story, but it has wonderful tunes featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra all bundled up in fabulous sweaters and winter fashions set against the backdrop of a darling ski resort. I especially like the scene where the swimming pool opens up, but my hubby and I can’t help cringing at all that rayon and wool getting ruined! ), but for movies that truly make you feel like a kid again, there’s nothing quite like a good ol’ animated Christmas movie. Though, the set is lush with wonderful vintage Christmas decorations and of course I wouldn’t pick this movie if I didn’t think it had swell fashions. The early 1960s brought a fresh, new look to Christmas tree aesthetics. But it is… Although Donna Reed has some cute frocks, Gloria’s dresses are to die for! As movies, life and Christmas got more commercial in the 1940s and 50s, the essence of a Christmas movie became all about the true meaning of Christmas amidst the hardship and consumerism. Celebs. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion... Frosty the Snowman… Amazon seems to have the best selection of streaming. Book Group Discussion Questions *(spoiler alert! ... Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events. This year, start a new movie tradition with a "forgotten" holiday classic from the 1940s. Christmas in Britain – Though it's not truly a movie, this brief 1960 video offers archival footage showing us what a classic British Christmas is like. Well, for one thing, there's the small-town sweetness of Bedford Falls, the even-handed assurance of Frank Capra's direction, and the moon-lassoing charms of Donna Reed as Mary Bailey. I’ll start with one of the most obvious, It’s A Wonderful Life from 1946. + ts + '" alt="Find vintage clothing at" />'; I forgot about The Bishop’s Wife! With snow in his hair, bells ringing in his ears, and a glint in his eye, he's Christmas incarnate. Why Budapest, I’m not sure, because the story would work well in a New York, Chicago, or big city setting. 2 "Last Christmas" by Wham! This track—which is the best-selling modern day Christmas song of all time—has earned Mariah Carey the title "Queen of Christmas." Admittedly the 1960s and 70s weren't the best decade of Christmas movies - hence our inclusion of three made-for-TV movies. Sakall–you might remember him in another Stanwyck film Ball of Fire). Sun Valley Serenade from 1941 starring Sonja Henie, John Payne,  Lynn Bari, and Milton Berl is a bit hard to find and currently only available on VHS on Amazon, but worth the search. And fellas can’t you just see yourself in George Bailey’s striped sweater? Hey, what about “White Christmas”, “Holiday Inn”, and “A Christmas Carol” (Alistair Sim version’s my fave)! For more holiday options, check out our list of the best Christmas movies on Netflix this year. I hope you found some new ones and will check them out this season. The Man in the Santa Claus Suit - If you're a fan of older classic movies, you'll love this 1979 holiday … In reality, she lives in a small apartment. )*, 1950s Paper Ornaments for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, All Time Favorite Vintage Christmas Movies You’ll Love. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas came out in the late 1990s, and it is really a film that is aimed at children. // ]]>//