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Old Classics

Anything before 1970 and has at least one Christmas scene is an "Old Classic."

All Mine to Give (1956)
Starring: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack, Ernest Truex, Hope Emerson, Alan Hale, Sylvia Field, and Reta Shaw.

Bonus Features: (none)

Also available in the Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2

The Apartment (1960)
(Collector's Edition)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Abbott, and Edie Adams.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary from film producer/historian Bruce Block, "Inside The Apartment" documentary, and "Magic Time: The Art of Jack Lemmon" featurette.

Bachelor Mother (1939)
Starring: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson, and Elbert Coplen Jr.

Bonus Features: (none)

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, and Ernie Kovacs.

Bonus Features: Original theatrical trailer, Production Notes and Talent Files.

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Starring: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan, and Ruth Donnelly.

Bonus Features: Original theatrical trailer.

Beyond Christmas (1940)

(aka Beyond Tomorrow)
Starring: Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh, and Maria Ouspenskaya.

Bonus Features: Includes a colorized version and restored black-and-white version, Deleted scenes, Christmas trailers, and Vintage holiday film rarities.

Also available under the original title of Beyond Tomorrow

The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, and James Gleason.

Bonus Features: Original theatrical trailer

Bundle of Joy (1956)
Starring: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, and Roxanne Arlen.

Bonus Features: (none)

A Christmas Carol (1938)
Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn, and Barry MacKay.

Bonus Features: 2 Festive Vintage Featurettes: Jackie Cooper's Christmas Party and Judy Garland Sings "Silent Night", Classic Oscar-Nominated Cartoon: "Peace On Earth", Theatrical Trailer

See many more A Christmas Carol adaptations in the "Scrooge" Movies section.

A Christmas Carol (1951)
Starring: Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Hordern, Francis De Wolff, and Brian Worth.

Bonus Features: Includes the Black & White and Colorized Versions and Audio Commentary by Marcus Hearn and George Cole.

NOTE: There are several DVDs of this classic movie (from different distributors), so you may want to search Amazon to see if there's a better DVD with more Bonus Features or you can simply watch it on Amazon Prime streaming.


Christmas Eve (1947)
Starring: George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, and Joan Blondell.

Bonus Features: (none)

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, and S.Z. Sakall.

Bonus Features: Vintage Oscar-Winning Short "Star In The Night," Original theatrical trailer.

Also available: Blu-ray

Christmas in July (1940)
Starring: Dick Powell and Ellen Drew.

Bonus Features: (none)

A Christmas Past:
Vintage Holiday Films (1901-1925)
Description: Includes nine silent Christmas films released between 1901 and 1925, including the first ever adaptation of A Christmas Carol (1910) and the first adaptation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1905). The nine films are:
  • A Holiday Pageant at Home (1901)
  • The Night Before Christmas (1905)
  • A Winter Straw Ride (1906)
  • A Trap for Santa (1909)
  • A Christmas Carol (1910)
  • A Christmas Accident (1912)
  • The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus (1914)
  • Santa Claus Vs. Cupid (1915)
  • Santa Claus (1925)

A Christmas Wish (1950)

(aka The Great Rupert)
Starring: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth, and Sara Haden.

Bonus Features: Includes both a fully restored and remastered black & white version and a new colorized version, and an audio commentary by star Terry Moore.

Come to the Stable (1949)
Starring: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester, and Thomas Gomez.

Bonus Features: (none)

Desk Set (1957)
Starring: Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by actors Dina Merrill and Neva Patterson, Movietone News: Designers Inspired for New Creation by Film Desk Set, and a Still gallery.

Going My Way (1944)
Starring: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, and Jean Heather.

Bonus Features: Exclusive introduction by Turner Classic Movies Host and Film Historian Robert Osborne, and Theatrical Trailer.

Also available on Blu-ray in a 75th Anniversary Special Edition with several new bonus features.

Heidi (1937)
Starring: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen.

Bonus Features: Includes the original Black and White version and colorized as well.

Holiday Affair (1949)
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, Gordon Gebert, and Griff Barnett.

Bonus Features: (TBD)

Also available in the Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2

Holiday Inn (1942)
(75th Anniversary)
Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, and Virginia Dale.

Bonus Features: Includes the original Black and White version and Colorized as well; Includes the full-length Broadway production of Holiday Inn: The Broadway Musical; Audio Commentary by film historian Ken Barnes with archive audio comments by Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and John Scott Trotter, "A Couple of Song and Dance Men:" a retrospective of Crosby and Astaire featuring an interview with Ava Astaire-MacKenzie, "All Singing, All Dancing:" a look at the song and dance numbers of Holiday Inn, and the Original theatrical trailer.

Also available on Blu-ray


The Holly & the Ivy (1952)
Starring: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, and Denholm Elliott.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold and Trailers.

I'll Be Seeing You (1945)
Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, and Tom Tully.

Bonus Features: (none)

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Starring: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, and Buster Keaton.

Bonus Features: Introduced by Judy Garland Biographer John Fricke, Vintage Vitzpatrick Traveltalks Shorts "Chicago The Beautiful" and "Night Life in Chicago", and Theatrical Trailer.

It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
Starring: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charlie Ruggles, Victor Moore, and Gale Storm.

Bonus Features: (TBA)

Also available in the Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2

It's a Wonderful Life (1947)
2-Disc Collector's Set
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, and Henry Travers.

Bonus Features: Features the remastered black and white transfer from the previous release, but also a brand new colorized version as well. Also contains the same special features from the previous releases: Documentary "The Making of It's a Wonderful Life" narrated by Tom Bosley, A special tribute to Frank Capra, "A Personal Remeberance" from "Frank Capra Jr," and the Original Theatrical Trailer.

Also available: 75th Anniversary Blu-ray Gift Set (2021) and 4K and Blu-ray Steelbook w/ new special features (on the 4K disc)

Larceny, Inc. (1942)

(aka A Night Before Christmas)
Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Edward Brophy, Broderick Crawford, Jane Wyman, Jack Carson, and Anthony Quinn.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by historians Haden Guest and Dana Polan, John Huston's Oscar-nominated patriotic short "Winning Your Wings", and Classic WB cartoons Porky's Pastry Pirates and The Wabbit Who Came to Supper.

Also available in the Warner Bros. Gangsters Collection, Vol. 4

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Starring: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell, and Andrea King.

Bonus Features: (none)

Also available in The Bob Hope Collection.

Trivia: The classic song, "Silver Bells" debuted in this movie.

The Lion in Winter (1968)
Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Jane Merrow, John Castle, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Stock, and Nigel Terry.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Director Anthony Harvey, and Theatrical Trailer.

Little Women (1949)
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Peter Lawford, Mary Astor, and Lucile Watson.

Bonus Features: Audio-only Track of March 13, 1950 Lux Radio Theater Production of Little Women with the film's stars June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Janet Leigh and Peter Lawford, "Successful Women:" Successful Films Essay, and Theatrical Trailer.

Other versions of Little Women on DVD:

  • 1918 - starring Isabel Lamon, Dorothy Bernard, Lillian Hall, and Florence Flinn.

  • 1933 - starring Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Jean Parker, and Frances Dee.

  • 1970 TV Movie (U.K.) - starring Angela Down, Jo Rowbottom, Janina Faye, and Sarah Craze.

  • 1978 Miniseries - starring Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey, Ann Dusenberry, and Eve Plumb.

  • 1994 - starring Winona Ryder, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Susan Surandon, Christian Bale, Eric Stoltz, and Gabriel Byrne.

  • 2017 Masterpiece Theater Miniseries - starring Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy, Emily Watson, Angela Lansbury, and Dylan Baker.

  • 2018 - starring Sarah Davenport, Allie Jennings, Melanie Stone, Elise Jones, Taylor Murphy, and Lea Thompson.

  • 2019 - starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Chris Cooper, and Meryl Streep.

Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, and Cecilia Parker.

Bonus Features: Introduction by Garland Biographer John Fricke with Ann Rutherford, "Leo is on the Air" Radio Promo, and Andy Hardy Trailer Gallery

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Starring: Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Richard Travis, Billie Burke, Grant Mitchell, Mary Wickes, George Barbier, and Jimmy Durante.

Bonus Features: Featurette "Inside A Classic Comedy", Vintage Joe McDoakes Comedy Short "So You Think You Need Glasses", and the Classic Cartoon "Six Hits And A Miss."

March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)
Starring: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Bonus Features: Includes the colorized and original Black and White versions and Max Fleischer's animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

NOTE: This movie has been released on DVD by several distributors, but according to the reviews, this seems to be the best version. However, MGM now owns the rights and has released the original, uncut version, as well on their Holiday Collection box set, and that is the ONLY version released by a major studio.

Meet John Doe (1941)
(70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, and Spring Byington.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Laureate Company's Ken Barnes with archival contributions from Frank Capra, Three Featurettes: Meet Mr. Cooper, Meet Miss Stanwyck, Meet Mr. Capra, Extensive Cast and Crew Profiles, Production Background, A before and after comparison of the digital restoration of Meet John Doe, Vintage Lux Theater radio productions: "Sorry Wrong Number" starring Barbara Stanwyck & Burt Lancaster, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" starring Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman.

Meet Me In St. Louis (1945)
Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Anna Smith, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, and Tom Drake.

Bonus Features: Disc One: All-new 60th anniversary "Ultra-Resolution" digitial transfer from restored picture and sound elements (remasterd in Dolby 5.1), New Introduction by Liza Minnelli, New Commentary by Garland biographer John Fricke with Margaret O'Brien, screenwriter Irving Brecher, songwriter Hugh Martin and daughter of producer Arthur Freed, Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Music-only track (without vocals), Vincente Minnelli trailer gallery.
Disc Two: "Meet Me in St. Louis: The Making of an American Classic" (Narrated by Roddy McDowall), "Hollywood: The Dream Factory" (Home video dubut of the Emmy-Award winning 1972 MGM-TV special, narrated by Dick Cavett), "Becoming Attractions: Judy Garland" (1996 TCM special), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1966 TV pilot with Shelley Fabares and Celeste Holm), "Bubbles" (1930 Warner Bros. short featuring Judy Garland at age 7), "Skip To My Lou" (Rare 1941 musical short with Meet Me in St. Louis composers Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane), Audio Vault: Boys and Girls Like You and Me outtake (re-construction using still photographs); Lux Radio Theater Broadcast from December 2, 1946, Stills Gallery.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Special Edition
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, and Natalie Wood.

Bonus Features: 2 Disc Set includes the original Black and White Version and Colorized Version as well, with an Audio Commentary, Hollywood Backstory, Movietone News: Hollywood Spotlight, Promotional Short, The 20th Century Fox Hour of Stars: Miracle on 34th Street, and Featurette: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Floating in History.

O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Starring: Jeanne Crain and Farley Granger in "The Gift of the Magi," one of the five shorts in this anthology narrated by John Steinbeck.

Bonus Features: Commentary by Dr. Jenny Lind Porter, "The Life and Writings of O. Henry" featurette, "The O. Henry Museum" featurette, Two O. Henry shorts from 1927: "Girls" and "Man About Town", Original Exhibitor's Campaign Book, Still Gallery, and Restoration Comparison.

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Peter Falk, and Ann-Margret.

Bonus Features: (none)

Remember The Night (1940)
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Willard Robertson, and Sterling Holloway.

Bonus Features: Robert Osborne intro, Lobbycards; Scene stills, Publicity stills, Movie poster and more.

Room for One More (1952)
Starring: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, Gay Gordon, Iris Mann, Clifford Tatum Jr., and George Winslow.

Bonus Features: (none)

Scrooge (1970)
Starring: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, and Paddy Stone.

Bonus Features: (none)

See many more A Christmas Carol adaptations in the "Scrooge" Movies section.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Starring: James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

Bonus Features: "A New Romance of Celluloid" featurette, "The Miracle of Sound," Theatrical trailers for this and its remakes: In the Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail, "A Great Story is Worth Retelling," and Production Notes.

Since You Went Away (1944)
Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, and Guy Madison.

Bonus Features: Roadshow Edition and Original Theatrical Trailer.

The Sound of Music (1965)
(50th Anniversary)
Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, and Anna Lee.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise, All-new hour-long documentary "THE SOUND OF A CITY: JULIE ANDREWS RETURNS TO SALZBURG", "Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration" - All-New Immersive Viewing Experience with Behind-the-Scenes Images, On-Screen Lyrics, Trivia Track and Location Quiz, "Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music" documentary, and other featurettes.

Also available in a Limited Edition Gift Set and many other editions.

The Stingiest Man In Town (1956)
Starring: Basil Rathbone, Vic Damone, Patrice Munsel, Johnny Desmond, and Robert Weede.

Bonus Features: This musical version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was broadcasted on the TV series "The Alcoa Hour."

See many more A Christmas Carol adaptations in the "Scrooge" Movies section.

Stowaway (1936)
Starring: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, and Alice Faye.

Bonus Features: (none)

NOTE: In this film, Shirley Temple performs "That's What I Want for Christmas".

Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)
Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Angela Lansbury, George Murphy, and Phyllis Thaxter.

Bonus Features: (none)

These Wilder Years (1956)
Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, and Betty Lou Keim.

Bonus Features: (none)

3 Godfathers (1948)
Starring: John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, and Harry Carey, Jr.

Bonus Features: Theatrical trailer.

Trail of Robin Hood (1950)
Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, and Gordon Jones.

Bonus Features: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Biography, Sidekicks Feature, and Roy Rogers Museum Tour.

Also available on this Roy Rogers Happy Trails Collection.

We're No Angels (1955)
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Joan Bennett, and Basil Rathbone.

Bonus Features: None

White Christmas (1954)
(Diamond Edition)
Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen.

Bonus Features: Includes several new bonus features, such as classic TV holiday appearances of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye (separately), and also includes previously released special features including "Backstage Stories from White Christmas, "Bing Crosby: Christmas Crooner", "Danny Kaye: Joy to the World", "White Christmas: From Page to Stage", Commentary by Rosemary Clooney, and much more!

Previous Releases: 2010 Special Edition, 55th Anniversary Edition, Original DVD, 2007 Re-release, and 2-pack w/ It's a Wonderful Life

Box Sets

MGM Holiday Classics Collection
Includes four classic films: The Bishop's Wife, March of the Wooden Soldiers, and Pocketful of Miracles.

NOTE: This is the ONLY major studio release of March of the Wooden Soldiers (other DVDs are from second-rate distributors) and is only available in this box set.

TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Holiday
Bonus Features: Includes four DVDs (all available seperately as well): Christmas in Connecticut, A Christmas Carol (1938), The Shop Around the Corner, and It Happened on 5th Avenue.

Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 1
Includes four classic films: A Christmas Carol (1938), Christmas in Connecticut, Boys Town, and The Singing Nun (New to DVD!).

Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2
Includes four classic films - all new, from Warner Bros!: All Mine to Give, Holiday Affair, It Happened on 5th Avenue, and Blossoms in the Dust.

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