Movie Monday- Christmas in Connecticut
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.
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.