by Julian Spivey
It’s the most wonderful time of the year where we all gather as families (though, unless they’re already in your bubble we don’t recommend that this year), decorate the house and tree with Christmas lights and ornaments and sit down in front of our television screens with a nice hot cup of cocoa to watch some of our many favorite Christmas movies. This year The Word is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas Movies with our favorites to watch around the happiest time of the year. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do and if you haven’t seen them be sure to seek them out.
“Miracle on 34th Street,” directed by George Seaton and starring Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn and a young Natalie Wood, is one of those classic Christmas movies about the power and magic that comes with believing.
Gwenn, who won a Supporting Actor Oscar for the movie, plays Kris Kringle, a Macy’s store Santa Claus who might be a bit more real than those around him realize. The movie feels very Frank Capra-esque with its court battle revolving around whether or not Kringle is mentally stable and in the end, it’ll make you long for those days when you nervously anticipated what Santa Claus was going to leave for you under the Christmas tree.
“Miracle on 34th Street” is truly one of the most uplifting Christmas movies and fun for the whole family. By the way, please watch the film the way it was intended in its original black and white and not the colorized version they created in the ‘80s
"Miracle on 34th Street" is streaming on Disney+ or can be rented for $3.99 on Amazon Prime Video