Movie Classics: Christmas edition

I've been watching plenty of christmas movies this christmas (and I've still got a couple left). I thought of doing a real review, but I think I'm saving that for next year (Yes, I plan too far ahead). The short plot summaries are from imdb.com

The Bishop's Wife


Runtime: 109min

Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven

"A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising"

Holiday Inn

Runtime: 100min
Director: Mark Sandrich

Cast: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire,
Majorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale and Walter Abel

"At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer"

Miracle on 34th Street
Runtime: 96min
Director: George Seaton

Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne,

Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood

"When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing"

It's a Wonderfull Life
Runtime: 130min
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed
and Lionel Barrymore

"An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman bu showing what life would have been like if he never existed"

I'll Be Seeing You
Runtime: 85min
Director: William Dieterle
Cast: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton,
Shirley Temple, Spring Byington and Tom Tully

"A soldier suffering from battle fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance"

Christmas Holiday
Runtime: 93min
Director: Robert Siodmak

Cast: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly and Richard Whorf

"A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel"

White Christmas
Runtime: 120min
Director: Michael Curtiz

Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye,
Rosemary Clooney,
Vera-Ellen and Dean Jagger

"A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general"

The Shop Around the Corner

Runtime: 99min

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Cast: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Frank Morgan,
Joseph Schildkraut and Felix Bressart

"Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal"

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