I hope you’re enjoying your week and I’m pretty sure most of you are excited because Christmas is getting closer! 🎄❄️🎉
That’s why I decided to give you some vintage Christmas movies! I personally love watching movies during Christmas with my loved ones ❤️ while drinking some warm tea and eating biscuits! 🍪 Talking about biscuits, stay tuned because we will have a really festive post during Christmas, considering Christmas recipes!
Now, back to the movies! Let’s begin!
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)
I’ll Be Seeing You is a tender-hearted wartime drama starring Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple. An old time radio drama inspired the 1944 film.The story follows a kindhearted soldier who suffers from shell shock and battle fatigue. 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.Their mutual loneliness blossoms into a sweet romance. Both lovers long for a normal life together, but they wonder if that is possible once their secrets are known.
White Christmas (1954)
Staring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.One of the most famous Christmas movies as well!
Holiday Affair (1949)
Holiday Affair is a romantic comedy from 1949. Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey and Harry Morgan star in the film.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.When a war veteran discovers her plight, he offers to buy the toy. This begins a complicated holiday romance, with lively competition for the widow’s affections.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)It Happened on Fifth Avenue is a 1947 Christmas comedy starring Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore and Gale Storm.The movie is set in New York City — specifically Fifth Avenue, “the richest avenue in the world.”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.A song from this 1940s film, “That’s What Christmas Means to Me,” became a 1950s hit for Eddie Fisher.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Beyond Tomorrow is a real holiday gem. The 1940 black-and-white film was later released as a colorized version called Beyond Christmas.The story centers on the ghosts of three old men who are determined to help two young people they befriended one Christmas Eve.
Harry Carey, Charles Winninger and C. Aubrey Smith play the trio of matchmaking ghosts. Richard Carlson and Jean Parker star as the young romantics.
This sweet, sentimental movie begs rediscovery by modern audiences. The Internet Archive works to collect films that reside in the public domain, and you can watch this one online for free.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Directed by Peter Godfrey; starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet. A food writer who’s significantly misrepresented her housewife skills suddenly has to pull of a fabulous traditional Christmas dinner.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Directed by Frank Capra; starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. Indisputably one of the most famous Christmas films of all time, an angel shows a businessman what the world would have been like without him.
So these were only some of the most famous vintage movies out there! But trust me, watching an old movie during Christmas is a really fascinating experience. Give it a try! 😉
Thank you so much for reading! I’ll see you all on my next post!
A Vintage Athenian! 💋