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Christmas Classics
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The Bishop's Wife

Christmas Classics

Merry Christmas from TCM! On the first three Fridays of the month we are gifting viewers with a selection of films sure to generate a holiday spirit, then topping off our yuletide lineup with Robert Osborne's Christmas Eve Picks on Thursday, December 24.

Our classics range from bright comedies (The Man Who Came to Dinner, 1941; Bundle of Joy, 1956) to touching dramas (I'll Be Seeing You, 1944; All Mine to Give, 1957) and a pair of Judy Garland musicals (Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944; In the Good Old Summertime, 1949). Three Barbara Stanwyck vehicles offer a blend of fun and seriousness: Remember the Night (1940), Meet John Doe (1941) and Christmas in Connecticut (1945).

And what's Christmas without a sampling of Dickens? We'll be screening MGM's 1938 version of A Christmas Carol, widely considered one of the best, with Reginald Owen as Scrooge. Then there's Scrooge (1972), a musical version with Albert Finney singing Leslie Bricusse tunes in the title role.

Robert's picks for Christmas Eve begin with one the most-loved holiday comedies: the exquisitely cast The Bishop's Wife (1947), in which Cary Grant is a guardian angel who becomes a Yuletide guest in the home of Episcopalian bishop David Niven, revitalizing his ministry and relationship with lovely wife Loretta Young. Also screening are the delightful romp Auntie Mame (1958), in which Rosalind Russell needs a little Christmas; and the engrossing family saga Mrs. Parkington (1944) in which an elderly Greer Garson reminisces on Christmas Eve about her colorful past.

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