Movie Monday- Christmas in Connecticut

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Leading up to Christmas, I’d like to share a favorite holiday films each Movie Monday, kicking off with this classic comedy starring Barbara Stanwyck. Her character’s career as a writer for a popular women’s magazine was going quite well, even though she was just a single city girl and her beloved magazine column was about her life as a wife and mother in the country cooking up fabulous meals and keeping house in style.

Everything is thrown into the air, though, when her publisher (to whom “publishing the truth is first and foremost”) asks if she will host a soldier in her home for Christmas. And so, hilarity ensues when she must procure a country home, a husband, a baby, and all of the skills of keeping house while she attempts to keep her secret from the soldier and the publisher.

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Of course, things get even more complicated when she (a supposedly married woman) begins to fall in love with the soldier who has come to visit her pretend home.

Watching the story unfold is truly a delight, as is getting to know the different humorous characters (as undeveloped as they might be). If you’re looking for a new lighthearted holiday favorite (or wanting to have a refreshing oldie but goodie) to watch this season, I definitely recommend checking out Christmas in Connecticut.

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8 Responses

  1. andrea says:

    can you believe I’ve never seen this? for shame

  2. Jessica R. says:

    I adore this movie & watch it every year. I’m so happy you did a post on it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I so adore this film so much!!! yey!!!

  4. Jenni says:

    I never really knew what this movie was about, but now that I do, I’m dying to see it!

  5. Meghan says:

    Added to Netflix queue! Thanks much for sharing!

  6. Tiara says:

    this blog series is a great idea…. and the movie sounds hilarious i hope to check it out one day!

  7. Stephanie says:

    God I love this movie. The museum plays old movies in its movie theater every monday for two bucks and when they played this one I was crying with laughter

  8. Kristian says:

    Barbara Stanwyck comes off as so charming and lovable despite being rather duplicitous.

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