I tend to spend the better part of the month leading up to Christmas, getting myself excited about it by watching as many holiday movies as I can. This year, I didn’t have much time to spend watching my favorites because I was moving, and working full time, and making sure we’re all set for our upcoming shop launch (!!!), so, when I got to my parents house last night, I was happier than ever to sit on their couch and drink wine and watch movies that make me feel festive!
Most of my favorite old movies are Barbra Stanwyck movies, but that happens to be extra true around this time of year. Last night, my parents and I watched Christmas in Connecticut, which is way at the top of my list, but I’m saving my all time favorite for tonight.
Remember the Night is a perfect example of what I love about Barbra; she’s scamp-y and mischievous and an all around trouble-maker, and I love it. Her character, in this movie, gets caught shop lifting, and her prosecutor feels so bad for her being in prison on Christmas that he posts her bail and takes her to his Mother’s place for the holidays. The movie has just the right amount of holiday season sentimentality, but really the best part is watching Stanwyck get up to her tricks.
She happens to be TCM’s star of the month this month, which means they’ve been playing a ton of her movies! (I realize the month of December is almost over….I’m a little late on posting this).
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