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Gather your family for a joyous holiday of fun and film with the Warner Bros. Classic Holiday Collection. Volume 1 includes A CHRISTMAS CAROL, CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT, BOYS TOWN, and THE SINGING NUN.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A classic that's as integral a part of Christmas as lighted trees and mistletoe. Reginald Owen and Gene Lockhart star in this rewarding holiday treat.
CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT: Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writer. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an umarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his christmas on "her" farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?
BOYS TOWN: Spencer Tracy won an Oscar in 1939 for his work in this touching and inspirational story of Father Flanagan and his young, delinquent charges.
THE SINGING NUN: Musical about a talented Belgian nun with an uplifting singing style who wins a talent contest and lands a record deal, only to feel ill-prepared for her newfound fame and rekindled attraction to an old friend.
Celebrate the Yuletide season with this collection of classic films that will warm the heart and raise the spirit. Included here are BOYS TOWN, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT, and THE SINGING NUN. Please see individual titles for complete synopsis information.
Harry Sukman, Nominee, [Singing] Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment
Boys Town, Nominee, [Boys] Best Picture,Eleanore Griffin, Dore Schary, Winner, [Boys] Best Writing, Original Story,John Meehan, Dore Schary, Nominee, [Boys] Best Writing, Screenplay,Norman Taurog, Nominee, [Boys] Best Director,Spencer Tracy, Winner, [Boys] Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
[Boys] A classic with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney squaring off magnificently.
Doug Pratt, DVDLaser.com
[Singing] ...[an] uplifting narrative and spiritually rewarding subject matter...
Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
[Boys] Tracy is always good -- was he ever bad in a film in his entire career?
The Motion Picture Guide
[Carol] A great and eternally heartwarming film that can stand an appreciative viewing every year through every decade.
The New York Times
[Carol] We recommend it to all!...Heartening, serene and touching.
[Connecticut] A sometimes hilarious farce and a holiday favorite.