Thursday, November 12, 2009

Theater Thursday

Theater Thursday is here! As we get closer and closer the actual week of Christmas, I'm pulling out the really good holiday movies! With this week's pick, we get one step closer! This theater thursday we're looking at Miracle on 34th Street
Over the years there's been a few remakes made but I believe the best is the original. It was made in 1947 starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gween. 
It all starts when a Macy's Santa Clause claims to be the real Kris Kringle and becomes institutionalized. A young lawyer Fred steps up and takes the case, causing some stir in his love life with Doris (O'Hara) a fellow Macy's employee.

This holiday season her daughter Susan is having issues with believing in Santa. Doris being an adult doesn't believe in Santa and thinks that even though Kris is a nice old man that he isn't the real Santa. Fred wants to believe in Kris, causing another problem between Doris and Fred.  Fred decides to get Kris' case taken to a jury and has an uphill battle to win. Bringing out the age old question, "Do you believe in Santa Clause?" 
This is such a classic, holiday movie. If you've never seen the original it's a MUST add!

13 comments:

Jessica Lynn said...

I love, love, LOVE this movie!!! I'm actually partial to the remake of it, but I like the older one just as much. Gosh, I love this time of year!

rena said...

i LOVE this movie! i even brought it back in my suitcase so i could watch it while we're home! classic

jenn said...

this is a true classic.

i hope you do a 'theater thursday' on:

a christmas story

or

christmas vacation

or

home alone

some of my fav. christmas movie:o)

Miranda Tucci said...

Would you believe it that I've NEVER seen this movie?!?!

(army)Wife said...

This is definiately one of my favorite Christmas movies and all-time movies! I dvr'ed it about 2 years ago and refuse to erase it. I'll admit though, my favorite version is the 1994 version with Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott, and Elizabeth Perkins.

mommywonderland said...

Ok your really doing it? Your really busting out the Christmas Classics!! I love this movie and it is a MUST every year...Gosh now I feel like a movie marathon!!!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

This is my FAV Christmas movie, ever! I think I suggested you feature this movie a while back! :)
yeay!

JG said...

Agreed. The original is the best, as in nearly every case :)

Kate said...

The original is definitely better than any of the remakes.

Great choice! I love the classics!

Heather said...

Would you believe that I have never seen Miracle On 34th Street all the way through? Crazy, I know. I love this time of year!!

tootie said...

I love this one! It's such a classic.

Shoshanah said...

I'm going to have to disagree with you, because I think the best version of this film is the 1994 remake!

Ashley said...

MY all time favorite Christmas movie!