Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Miracle on 34th Street.

Honestly, I'm not sure why I've never seen this movie before (I think I said that about "Holiday Inn" last November :). I bought it impulsively last week, because 1) it was only $8, and 2) it included a coupon for $7.50 off a movie ticket for "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader."

This was such a sweet movie! I really loved it. Natalie Wood was completely adorable as the daughter. And I kept thinking that the mother looked familiar and spoke in a very familiar way. Then I realized, duh, it's Maureen O'Hara. The mom in "The Parent Trap"! :)

While this is a Christmas movie with a mostly "Santa Claus" plot, it's more than that. This Santa Clause is against the commercialism of Christmas. Anyway, it was a sweet, sad, hopeful movie and I can't believe I waited this long to watch it!

The DVD version I got is 2 disc, with some great special features. It includes the original black and white version, and a colorized version. I watched the original because I hate it when they colorize classic movies. Ugh. The DVD also includes the 1950s TV version of this movie (it was remade three times!), which is terrible, at least compared to the original. I watched the first few minutes out of curiosity and then turned it off.

Why did you guys never recommend this movie to me before? :)

Until next time,


  1. I watched Miracle on 34th Street for the first time last year. It's not one that I would watch over and over again, like I do White Christmas, but I thought it was sweet.

  2. I have got to be honest, I'm absolutely shocked you've never seen Miracle on 34th Street before now. LOL! :) So glad you enjoyed it!

    Speaking of Christmasy classic movies, have you seen Holiday Affair with Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum, or Christmas in Connecticut with Barbra Stanwyck?

  3. I just saw this movie for the first time last month. I found it very sweet and loved! :)


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