Remember The Night and I'll Be Seeing You are two of my favorites as well. 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. Thanks for the suggestions and the super Hub! Thank you so much for your recommendation! The story takes place in a little retail shop in Budapest, Hungary. Luckily, you can do all three at once while you make your way through these classic Christmas movies. 1940s Christmas drama films‎ (1 C, 9 P) Pages in category "1940s Christmas films" The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. Thank you so much for sharing these, some I had never hear of before ;-). Antique German Putz Snowman US Zone Nodder Bird On Spring Mica Snow baby Vntg. Meet me In St Louis airs often throughout the year on TCM and every Christmas season more than once. An opportunistic drifter and his friends take up residence in a New York mansion while the wealthy owner is away for Christmas. Thank you for the comment! This is a tradition at our house. Unfortunately, there are no official release of it on DVD yet. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on October 12, 2011: @FloraBreenRobison, thanks for stopping by! Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 27, 2010: Thanks, Lauren. “Christmas Holiday” is available for free on YouTube! gryphin423 from Florida on November 07, 2011: Finally a list that has Meet Me in St Louis on it! The Internet Archive works to collect films that reside in the public domain, and you can watch this one online for free. And let's not forget the charm of Frosty or Rudolph and the nostalgia we feel when we see them on the small screen. I absolutely love Remember the Night and Holiday Affair (big fan of Fred MacMurray and Robert Mitchum. "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Elf" will never get old! Only he didn't say "fudge." Tim Allen is Santa Claus in this hilarious Disney classic that's fit for all ages. I can't wait to view them myself! 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. but cannot find a dvd. TCM has also aired Beyond Christmas a number of times. @darkstar, I enjoy watching Barbara Stanwyck's movies, including "Christmas in Connecticut." With Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh. And if Christmas movies constitute a cinematic kingdom all … It is very hard to locate for rent or for purchase. Star in the Night (short film) - can be found on U-Tube - which is free. Marsha H from My Retro Kitchen in NY on September 18, 2011: What a fabulous list of movies! The melancholgy drama from 1941 stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunn. Thank you. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 18, 2010: Hello, lindacee. You're welcome, defeblearia. Donald Woods in the 1937 film "Sea Devils.". Great movies! Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas came out in the late 1990s, and it is really a film that is aimed at children. On the night before Christmas, a desperate man will go to desperate measures. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 22, 2010: @JDiNova, "The Bishop's Wife" is a great movie, too. This hub showcases eight lesser-known Christmas movies of the era. ;). If you know where to find a copy in stock, please share details in the comments section. I'll have to start my holiday viewing a little sooner this year, so I can watch more of these classics. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 24, 2010: @Rubyredjewel, thank you for the broadcast updates. Merry Christmas and enjoy the show! Maybe you've watched all of the popular Christmas movies. It is based on Dickens' creation of A Christmas Carol and stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey and Beauty and the Beast) and Christopher Plummer. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your comments. See more ideas about vintage christmas, christmas, christmas past. Votes: 129,094 | Gross: $20.61M Here is my list of eight wonderful "forgotten" films of the 1940s. Although decades before my time, to me it’s a 1940’s Christmas tree. This delightful short showcases all of your favorite characters as they unite to celebrate the Christmas season. I've only seen one of the movies on your list, Penny Serenade. 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. It's the only place it's available. If you are interested, just let me know and I'll provide you with 3 hours of enchantment. 25 Classic Christmas Movies - Best Holiday Films of All Time I started my holiday viewing this year with Holiday Inn. Do any of these films feature a character who is an uncle to the female protagonist that is a die-hard Alabama football fan? 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. 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. I picked one up at Walmart two years ago for $5.00 but it is available elsewhere and on Amazon. To locate a copy for your personal collection, visit the big entertainment retailers for online or in-store purchases. 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 list may not reflect recent changes . Are you ready to start a new tradition this year? You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Best Gifts for Husbands, No Matter His Style, How to Wrap an Oddly Shaped Christmas Gift, The Cutest Christmas Pajamas for Women to Wear, 30 of the Most Special Gifts for Stepdads, Gifts for Dad That He'd Never Think to Buy Himself, The Most Popular Christmas Movies in Every State, Decorate a Gingerbread House Kit Before Christmas, These Romantic Christmas Movies Are So Fun, 50 Gifts for Sisters That They'll Truly Cherish, 40 Gifts That Every Cat Lover Will Find Purr-fect. Great list. Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! 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. $75.00. @Maureen, "Come To The Stable" is one of my favorites, too. Thanks for your input. 1-16 of over 20,000 results for "christmas movies" Skip to main search results Eligible for Free Shipping. Young Kevin McAllister's (Macaulay Culkin) expression after slapping on aftershave is so iconic, it has become synonymous with Christmas itself. Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey and Harry Morgan star in the film. The story follows a kindhearted soldier who suffers from shell shock and battle fatigue. 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. Christmas Burglars, The (1908) Bad Man’s Christmas Gift, The (1910) The Night Before Christmas (1912) – Short film. And I also love Holiday Affair. 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. The story centers on a young married couple whose hopes and dreams shatter into unexpected pain and sadness. This John Hughes classic proves itself to be a must-watch year after year. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on September 27, 2011: Thank you, Mickey Sr. When a war veteran discovers her plight, he offers to buy the toy. Don't miss it! ...another classic: The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant,David Niven and Loretta Young. Dr. Seuss's timeless tale is given new life in the remastered edition of the 1967 animation about the grumpy Grinch. There's a great one from the mid 1950s with Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov & Aldo Ray: We're No Angels (1955). I included this film in another hub: "Best Classic Christmas Movies Ever: A Baker's Dozen.". It can be seen in full on youtube, though. Remember the Night (1940) A selfish TV executive becomes a modern-day Scrooge when he is haunted by three lesson-bearing spirits on Christmas Eve. Christopher Plummer plays opposite Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" which is also an uplifting, inspirational holiday movie. While it's not your typical Christmas movie, every '80s kid knows that Gremlins deserves a watch every holiday season. These special months are all about spending time with family, eating way too many cookies, and getting cozy on the couch. These Christmas Movies Will Bring You So Much Joy. 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. Watching the Griswold family's crazy antics unfold is a surefire way to make you feel grateful for your own relatives. or Best Offer. I'll have to think about this one and get back with you. Linda Chechar from Arizona on December 17, 2010: Great movie choices! After years of searching, I finally was able to purchase both movies on VHS and the quality of each one is pristine. Then see all of the holiday films Hulu has to offer. I haven't seen "The Cheaters," but it's now on my holiday movie list! Do you remember seeing the wide tree with its outstretched arms, the screw in lights, and all the tinsel? Are you looking for a Christmas movie to watch during the holidays? Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on September 18, 2011: Hello, Marsha H. Thanks for stopping by! It's hard to believe this feel-good film was released nearly twenty years ago, but we'll never get tired of watching Buddy the Elf's journey to find his dad. The 1945 film is a modernized version of the biblical Christmas story. Nicolas Cage stars as an ambitious workaholic who gets a magical chance to spend the holidays as a family man. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. The Shop Around the Corner from 1940 is another vintage Christmas favorite, although not a typical Christmas movie. Die Hard is an action film that is securely set into the Christmas movie list — and if Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie… Santa must stop Satan from ruining Christmas. Reading your description and the IMDb storyline, it sounds like a delightful film. It's featured in another Hub article, "The Best Classic Christmas Movies Ever: A Baker's Dozen." )And of course Penny Serenade with Cary Grant. But then he unexpectedly raises the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa? This begins a complicated holiday romance, with lively competition for the widow's affections. I appreciate the encouragement! One that should be added as #1, "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942). Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 20, 2010: @Lauren, thanks for reading my hub and sharing your personal recommendations. Great post! One forgotten gem is The Cheaters (1945). 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. 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. These are some great movies, aren't they? (November 30, 2010) [Various film titles]. But things take a turn when an unexpected guest arrives. It wouldn't be Christmas without Jack Frost and Heat Miser trying to ruin it! When two women swap homes for the holidays, neither expects to fall in love or get a life-long friendship out of the deal. These trees are seen by all on black and white movies such as “It’s a Wonderful Life” , “Christmas in Connecticut” , etc. The beloved holiday staples never go out of style, but maybe you want to light up your Christmas with something new. I've seen a few of them, and I'll try to see the rest. i must admit that I hadn't heard of Beyond Christmas. VINTAGE CHRISTMAS 1940's MARKS USA GLASS TREE ORNAMENTS UNSILVERED W/BOX. If anyone knows of a dvd for sale for this movie, please post it here. Highly recommended. If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your social networks. Holiday Affair is a romantic comedy from 1949. Terrific film remade limply for Denzel Washington. The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for a reason. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will feature "Holiday Affair" twice this season: December 20 at 8PM (ET) and December 24 at 3PM (ET). Then there are iconic characters like Kevin McAllister in Home Alone who never fails to get a laugh. 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 December 16, 2016: Thank you for sharing this, Jamie. I'm so glad you enjoyed and appreciated this hub. 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… Through a series of flashbacks, the woman recounts her tragic story of marriage to a murderous Creole scoundrel. Merry Christmas! Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on November 14, 2011: Thank you, Maren Morgan M-T. 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