Today's Christmas post comes from my wife who, when I asked her for a contribution to this list, quickly came back with the original A Miracle on 34th Street.
As this is a Christmas film I've never seen in its entirety (something I hope to rectify this year), I was curious why she liked it so much.
She said, foremost, that it's a great story that not only connects with traditional Christmas themes but, in its own right, illustrates the power of hope and faith. Beyond that, my wife said that she thought the film was ahead of its time (it came out in 1947) and deserving of respect for featuring a divorced, single mother as the female lead.
This is part of my 25 Days of Christmas blog series.