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Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Film Extravaganza

When people think of Christmas movies, a few standards seem to come to mind...  "White Christmas", "A Christmas Story", "It's a Wonderful Life"...  All wonderful and deserving films.  Those with a little more interest in classic movies might add a few more...  "Christmas in Connecticut", "The Bishop's Wife" and "Holiday Inn".  In truth, I could watch these movies almost anytime and, once November hits, one is on almost constantly at the Dapper and Dreamy house!

These aren't the only wonderful films from Christmas past, though.  There are countless other fabulous pictures that you should take the time to get to know.  Some aren't strictly "Christmas movies", but they have enough holiday cheer, and sparkling Christmas trees, to bear consideration during the Yuletide season!

Here's a Dapper and Dreamy list of favorite holiday hits!

"The Shop Around the Corner" and it's musical remake "In the Good Old Summertime"

The original stars Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan while the remake features Judy Garland and Van Johnson.  Simply delightful!

"It Happened on Fifth Avenue"

A tramp takes up his annual residence in a 5th Avenue mansion...  Charming and funny!

"Bundle of Joy"

Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher sing and dance through this remake of "Bachelor Mother".

"The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Bette Davis and Monty Wooley take the long-running Broadway play to the screen.  Davis wanted the supporting part so badly, she took a pay cut to get it!

"Susan Slept Here"

Debbie Reynolds and Dick Powell make an unlikely May-December match, but it works!  Hollywood never looked so good at Christmas!

"Blossoms in the Dust"

Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon (the duo of "Mrs. Miniver" fame) star in this warm story.

"Desk Set"

One of the best Hollywood Christmas trees ever and Tracy and Hepburn's chemistry crackles!

"Holiday Affair"

Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum team up for a romantic Christmas in 1950's New York.

"Young at Heart"

Doris Day and Frank Sinatra.  Do I really need to say anything more?

We love these movies so much, we'll still be watching them throughout January!  Give yourself a Christmas treat and check them out!

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