Is your Netflix home page full of those *modern* movie suggestions? Mine, too. I prefer a good ol’ classic film anytime, but especially around the holidays.
I know people think “White Christmas”, “Holiday Inn”, and “Miracle on 34th Street”, but here’s some of my favorite films to watch during the holiday season that you may not have seen before. Bonus points for good clothes.
Christmas In Connecticut
I mention this first because I just finished an outfit inspired by this movie. 1945, WWII era, Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, SZ Sakall, and Sydney Greenstreet. What’s not to love?
The Man Who Came To Dinner
1942. Monty Wooley, Bette Davis, and Ann Sheridan. This movie is HILARIOUS. And I love 30s and early 40s Bette Davis films. Watch this one if you haven’t yet.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue
1947. Gale Storm, Victor Moore, Charlie Ruggles. This one’s another great comedy. And Gale Storm has some very pretty clothes!
Remember the Night
If you haven’t figured out yet, I’m a Stanwyck fan. This one’s from 1940. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, and costumes by Edith Head. Historical costume fans will get a kick out of the outfit Stanwyck wears to a dance.
Since You Went Away
This one is a real tearjerker. And long. But so, so good. 1944 with Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotton, and Jennifer Jones. It examines life in the wake of WWII and what it meant for so many families.
Sun Valley Serenade
1941. Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glen Miller. Not really a holiday movie, but one I like to watch around the holidays. Great music by Glen Miller.
The Thin Man
1934. Not a traditional holiday movie, but their Christmas gifts are quite funny. Plus, Myrna Loy’s outfits are AMAZING. Myrna Loy, William Powell. One of my all time favorite movies.