For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Films With Santa Claus or Santa Claus impersonators., here’s a review of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) by me.
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Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
“But… but maybe he’s only a little crazy like painters or composers or… or some of those men in Washington. ” – Mr. Shellhammer
Number of Times Seen – At few times (Probably on TV as a kid, 7 Dec 2014 and 29 Dec 2022)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – The Real Santa Claus take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and ends up getting a job in the store in order to spread cheer and joy about family and the holidays.
My Take on it – Such a great way to create a story with the holiday spirit.
This is a film that surprised me that no one else chose to use for this months theme and I knew that this needed to be included here.
The story works really well in a modern setting and still is relevant 75 years after this movie was made.
The way that the world has lost faith and how people need to find the spirit of the holidays fits in to the current world we live just as it did back than.
The cast is great but Edmund Gwenn clearly stands out as Kris Kringle.
His performance is usually seen as the quintessential personification of Santa Clause and seems so realistic the entire time.
He deservingly won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance here.
Despite not celebrating Christmas myself, I believe that this is clearly one of the very best (if not THE best) film that personifies Santa Clause and the emotions that he is meant to bring forth.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Edmund Gwenn accepted his Best Supporting Actor Oscar, he said, “Now I know there’s a Santa Claus.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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