I don't know why "Christmas in Connecticut" isn't a more popular/famous Christmas movie than it is. Because it's such a fun movie!
It's basically a Christmas romantic comedy. Elizabeth Lane writes one of the country's most popular food columns in a magazine. She portrays herself as a happy housewife with a baby boy, living on a farm in the country. In reality, she's single, lives in a small apartment in the city, and her friend and chef, Felix, provides all of her meals (and the recipes) because she can't cook at all. When the owner of her magazine decides that he and a sailor hero will spend a real, old-fashioned Christmas with Elizabeth and her family on the farm, she's forced to act her part, all the while falling in love with the sailor boy who thinks she's a married woman.
This movie is so funny. Especially Felix- he's probably my favorite character after Jefferson Jones. "It's a catastroph!"
While I'm not especially fond of Elizabeth (Barbara Stanwyck), I do love Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan). He's just so cute! So tall and handsome (with a lot of thick, wavy hair), but there's something about him that is just like a little boy. I haven't seen him in much, but I think Dennis Morgan is really underrated as an actor.
I love this movie and just might watch it again before Christmas. And there is a vintage short (about 22 minutes long) on the DVD that is amazing. It's called "Star in the Night," and it's a sort of modern telling of the nativity story. It's so lovely, but it's not available online anywhere. It's only on the DVD, but I've read that TCM sometimes plays it during Christmas.
Until next time,