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Classic Holiday Movie Suggestions from Wildwood Park

Movie marquee with text saying Hot Dog! It's a Wonderful Life

With the colder weather now upon us, going out in the evening can be uninviting, which makes staying home a more appealing choice for your free nights. Because the holiday season is here, we suggest watching movies to pass the time and get in the spirit of the season! In this week’s Wildwood Park Apartments Blog, we’ve got three classic movies for you to watch on your night in! As wonderful as newer holiday movies are, they can’t compare to the nostalgia that happens when you watch a classic from your childhood.

It’s A Wonderful Life

“James Stewart is at his finest as the distraught George Bailey, a man about to commit suicide on Christmas Eve until he runs into the helpful, elderly Angel Clarence (Henry Travers). Lionel Barrymore is at his Snidely Whiplash best as avaricious banker Mr. Potter, a man who would foreclose on the whole town if he had the chance. Featuring Donna Reed as the love of George’s life, in the role that launched her to stardom, and a young, charming Gloria Grahame.”

Miracle on 34th Street

“In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.”

Holiday Inn

“In this Irving Berlin musical, Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are members of a performing trio who plan to quit and run a country hotel. When Lila says she has fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire), Jim leaves town with a broken heart. After turning the inn into a holidays-only live entertainment venue, Jim winds up booking -- and falling for -- Linda (Marjorie Reynolds). But when Ted shows up at the place after being dumped by Lila, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.”

Do you have any classic movies you enjoy watching during the holidays? We’d love to hear about them, so share a comment with our Arlington, VA apartment community to let us know!