I know the feeling.
The yearning, almost physical, to curl up on the couch and marinate in a good, old fashioned Christmas movie.
Seraphic Secret recommends Christmas in Connecticut, 1945, starring the great Barbara Stanwyck, as America’s most celebrated food writer who, in fact, can’t boil an egg. Things get complicated when she’s forced to deceive war hero, Dennis Morgan, over, yup, Christmas weekend. This is a light, frothy romance that hits all the right notes. Stanwyck was one of our greatest actresses and her commitment to the role elevates this movie to a whole other level.
Best dialogue is between Barbara Stanwyck as Elizabeth and Dennis Morgan’s John as their romance heats up:
Elizabeth: John, when you’re kissing me, don’t talk about plumbing.
John: What? Oh, I’m sorry, what should I talk about?
Elizabeth: Well, do you have to talk?
We wish all our Christain friends a very Merry Christmas.
And to all our friends and relatives, a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.