12 must-watch classic Christmas movies

Christmas in Connecticut

Elizabeth, author of the popular magazine column "Diary of a Housewife," lives alone in a New York apartment and cannot cook, she writes about a bucolic life on a Connecticut farm.

The Shop Around the Corner

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest

Bachelor Mother

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistaken as a foundling's mother. Outraged at her un-motherly conduct, David Merlin determines to keep the single woman with the baby.

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

The Bishop's Wife is a 1947 American supernatural romantic comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven.

The Apartment (1960)

C C Baxter, a clerk in an insurance company, lends out his apartment to executives for extramarital affairs. However, complications arise when he gets into a romance of his own.

It Happened on 5th Avenue

When Michael O'Connor discovers that his house has been taken over by a group of homeless people, he disguises himself and stays with them to find out what is going on.

The Thin Man (1934)

Young Dorothy Wynant approaches amateur sleuth Nick Charles when her inventor father appears to be a major suspect in a murder case.

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

While on a speaking tour in Ohio, opinionated and arrogant radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (Monty Woolley) injures himself slipping on ice and becomes an unexpected houseguest for a prominent area family, the Stanleys.

Meet John Doe

Ann Mitchell prints a story about a non-existent man named John Doe who threatens to commit suicide to protest the social injustice. However, things change when her story becomes a national movement.

Miracle on 34th Street

Susan, a child, and her mother, along with the help of a lawyer, must defend a man, Kris Kringle, from being institutionalised. In order to do so, they must prove that he is the real Santa Claus.

A Christmas Carol (1951)

Ebenezer Scrooge, a spiteful and miserly man, encounters three spirits on Christmas Eve who show him the folly of his ways.

Holiday Affair (1949)

A young widow is torn between a boring businessman and a romantic but unsuccessful sales clerk.

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