Have You Seen “Christmas in Connecticut”?

Until last night, I’d never seen Christmas in Connecticut (1945), but my wife got me to sit down and watch it with her—and what a great holiday movie! Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan have smoldering chemistry (it’s surprising that they don’t melt the snow). Anyway, it’s a great Christmas film that, if you’ve managed to have missed it over the years (as I had), you might want to locate. Here it is at Amazon, and here’s the original trailer for the film:

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I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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4 Responses to Have You Seen “Christmas in Connecticut”?

  1. Porter says:

    I love this movie! I love how much the characters try to put on a traditional Christmas, and how great their non-traditional cast of characters ends up being. As an added benefit, you get to tag a post with “Barbara Stanwyck”. She could put anyone in the Christmas spirit.

  2. HesedBooks says:

    I haven’t seen this movie, but it looks really good!

    I’ve been in a kind of classic/older movie watching spree lately, so this would be a good one to add to the list.

  3. Porter says:

    I’d add Holiday Inn and White Christmas, if you’re in the market…

  4. santitafarella says:


    Alastair Sim as Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” is still my all time favorite holiday movie. See here:


    “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” are the other two biggies that I know.

    I don’t know “Holiday Inn” or “White Christmas”, so I’ll check them out. If anybody knows other unjustly neglected old holiday films, please let me know, but share them only if they are exceptional, and not just tolerable. I seem to know only the big three + “Christmas in Connecticut”. I felt that “Christmas in Connecticut” was worthy of standing alongside the other big three that I’ve mentioned (otherwise I wouldn’t have shared it). “Christmas in Connecticut” can definitely go into an annual rotation of holiday films to watch.


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