Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) Classic Movie Review 179

Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

Today’s movie is Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999). This animated musical is done in the cutout style and has a ton of obscure references. This movie has a low 7.1 rating on iMDB.com.[1] This lovely film only has a 62 percent audience approval on rottentomatoes.com.[2] This Christmas film is a…

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Holiday Affair (1949) Classic Movie Review 178

Holiday Affair (1949)

Today’s movie is Holiday Affair (1949). This movie is quite a departure for Film Noir favorite and all-around tough guy, Robert Mitchum. Mitchum’s character along with that of Janet Leigh’s and Wendel Corey’s are in a love triangle. Leigh’s characters child is well played by Gordon Gebert. Set during the…

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The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Classic Movie Review 177

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Today’s movie is The Shop Around the Corner (1940). This movie has a very respectable 8.1 on iMDB.com[1]. Rottentomatoes.com has it at 100 percent on the Tomatometer and 91 percent audience approval[2]. So, not too shabby. Tomatoes continues with the quote “Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a smart, funny…

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Classic Movie Review 138

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

    Today’s movie is Miracle on 34th Street (1947). This movie is for true believers and if you are a true believer, it will be hard to throw too much snark at this one. But, I will endeavor to preserve. iMDB.com rates this movie 7.9[1]. I thought it would…

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Classic Movie Review 137

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

;nbsp; Today’s movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). This movie is so funny and accurate I almost can’t stand it. This movie was written by John Hughes but he turned the directing over Jeremiah S. Chechik. We only have a couple of show veterans and a lot of new…

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Classic Movie Review 136

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Today’s movie is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). This movie is a beloved holiday classic that has been shown every year since it was released. I ain’t good at math but that like 54 years. There is some really interesting trivia associated with this movie. Robert L. May created the…

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Scrooged (1988) Classic Movie Review 96

Scrooged (1988)

  Welcome to today’s show, Scrooged (1988), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this…

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A Christmas Story (1983) Classic Movie Review 95

A Christmas Story (1983)

  Today’s movie is A Christmas Story (1983). It is a family friendly traditional holiday tale. Actors Melinda Dillon played the role of loving Mother Parker. Melinda was born in Hope, Arkansas in 1939. Melinda was working in improv when she made her film debut in The April Fool (1969).…

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White Christmas (1954) Classic Movie Review 94

White Christmas (1954)

Today’s movie is White Christmas (1954). Don’t ever watch this movie. I only selected it so I could use the von Scherbach quote from Stalag 17 (1953). This film has entirely too much singing even for a musical. The dancing, however, was excellent. Actors Bing Crosby played singer Bob Wallace.…

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Classic Movie Review 53

Jimmy Stewart It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) is a beloved Christmas movie featuring an all-star cast. With the help of an angel, George Bailey gets his life back on track. Today’s movie is a Christmas favorite features some great stars. The film is It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)[i] [ii] starring…

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