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Sunday, December 22, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Movies - Day 22 - Meet Me In St. Louis

For Day 22 of 25 Days of Christmas Movies I had to pick Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) starring Judy Garland. It’s probably not generally regarded as a Christmas movie. The main story is about the upcoming 1904 World’s Fair and the family’s eminent move to New York. But there is a gorgeous Christmas ball toward the end, and Judy Garland introduced the world to one of the most popular holiday tunes ever, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

There is something so joyful and exuberant about the heyday of Hollywood movie musicals. Sure, it’s weird that people burst into song about trolleys and such, but they’re just so much fun and Judy Garland is never better.

Note: Vincent Minnelli directed the film. He and Judy Garland met on set and later married. They had a daughter, Liza Minnelli. You may have heard of her.

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