Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

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Miracle On 34th Street
Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, John Payne
     I remember the first time I saw this movie. I was about 6 years old, and it was playing at the movie theater. I was with my parents one day around the beginning of December. We went to this little mall. Actually it was more like a little shopping center. It had a movie theater and about 15 other small stores and stuff. My parents dropped me off at the movie theater by myself so they could go shopping without me. This was back in the days when you could do this and you didn’t have to worry about the SMARiTT people abducting your kids or anything like that. I didn’t mind, I thought it was fun.
     It was a Christmas movie and it was around Christmas time, so, of course, I am going to like it. It was a pretty good movie. I don’t like to watch parades on TV. Parades are much better to watch in person, on the street, when they are going past. But the parade scenes in the beginning of this movie were pretty good. Most of the story line is okay and pretty interesting, but the thing I liked about it most was the court case. While watching it as a kid, I couldn’t figure out how the lawyer was going to prove that the guy was really Santa Claus. It keep me in suspense, waiting to see if he really could. Then when he did, I was like wow, he really did.
     All in all, it was a pretty good movie and I still watch it around Christmas time, or even around Thanksgiving time, every year or so.
     I still have the B&W version, but they do have a colorized version.
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