Best Retro Christmas Movies

by MARINOVSKA

No, probably there is no better Christmas movie than “Love Actually”. This multi-threaded story has been incessantly wining viewer’s hearts all over the world for almost two decades now. However, there are some films though forgotten, can boldly compete with this British production Here is a subjective list of the five best Christmas retro films.

1. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
A light comedy set in a luxurious mansion at New York’s most famous Fifth Avenue. This black and white film is a great reminder of human kindness, gently criticizes the social classes’ differences and even evokes the atmosphere of silent cinema.

2. Meet me in St. Louis

Do you remember the scene from “Sex and the City” when Carrie Bradshaw spends Christmas Eve alone? With this cup of noodles, she is watching this great performance of Judy Garland. What’s more, it involves one of the most beautiful Christmas songs, created especially for the purpose of this film. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” touches me every time, whether it’s sung by Judy, Frank Sinatra or Michael Bublé.

3. Holiday Inn (1942)

A Christmas musical in the style of a romantic comedy about a love triangle between the members of the dance-vocal trio. Two men fight for the heart of the beautiful Lila. A charming, classic film, which remembers the gentlemen era and Fred Astaire’s feet. Let’s not forget the Oscar-winning performance of “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby! Crème de la crème of the winter aura.

4. Holiday Affair (1949)

A little Christmassy cliché. A classic love story, with quite predictable but cozy plot and yet some dramatic moments. The strong point of the movie is undoubtedly a great cast of actors..

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

My true love Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang in Holiday TV special. Together with Charlie Brown, they are searching for the true meaning of Christmas.