Christmas Movie 22 - 22nd December 2015 - The Miracle on 34th Street

Christmas Movie 22 - 22nd December 2015 - The Miracle on 34th Street

I've seen three versions of this story and have listed them in my order of preference from best to last for the IMDB links.

I found the 1973 version creepy and I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's the low production value because the movie looks cheap or perhaps the acting and script, both of which are awful. Whatever the cause, I don't recommend it.

If you're going to watch this story I recommend the 1947 version. It doesn't soften some of the harsher elements like Santa's reaction to his drunk counterpart on the parade float and doesn't have a quite the saccharine sweet coating layered thick upon the 1994 movie.

The scene with the Dutch girl is great - at a time when the idea of a european language in a Hollywood movie was highly exotic. They used deafness as the motif for this message in the 1994 movie.

The clip is from the colorised version but I recommend the black and white option to watch this movie, it looks more natural:


  1. 1947: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039628/
  2. 1994: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110527/
  3. 1973: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070395/



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