Though most people associate Christmas films of the classic era with White Christmas or It's a Wonderful Life, there are many worthwhile holiday classics from the 1940s. Christmas in Connecticut is one of the funniest holiday comedies of the era. The all star cast reaches far beyond Stanwyck to brilliant performances by Sydney Greenstreet, S.Z. Sakall, Dick Elliott and Reginald Gardiner. Though the film does have a ton of twists and turns, they aren't so unbelievable as to make the film unwatchable. Indeed, they are more believable then It's A Wonderful Life.
Classic Romantic Comedy - subterfuge, comedic twists, great cast, romantic chemistry, all leading to the inevitable resolve. I'm used to seeing an older Barbara Stanwick in gritty dramatic roles but she sparkles in this. Dennis Morgan brings his good looks and great voice to the incidental music. I never tire of the quirky characters and comedic virtuosity of S.Z. Sakall. This little gem was new to me, but is on more than a few Top Christmas movies lists. I very much injoyed the romp and give this a 7.9 (enjoyable) out of 10. [Classic RomCom]