12 Days of Christmas Movies! Day 6: Meet Me in St. Louis

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Woo hoo! We are in our 6th day of christmas movie posts. Have you watched the ones listed so far? Anything you recommend I have not mentioned yet? Enjoy! xo

DAY 6: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

I am often surprised that I do not hear Meet Me in St. Louis mentioned more on ‘Best Of’ lists & in conversations regarding film. This film gave us one of the most popular christmas songs made in the last 100 years (“Have Yourself A Merry Little CHristmas”) and, in a roundabout way, Liza Minnelli, as her parents, Star, Judy Garland & Director, Vincent Minnelli, met making this film.

Meet Me in St. Louis tells the story of The Smith Family, in 1903, a year before The World’s Fair is to come to Missouri. We are quickly introduced the girls of The Smith Family. They’re your typical, average middle class American family & we soon begin seeing glimpses into their lives, & are treated to such known songs as The Trolley Song & Boy Next Door.

As Christmas arrives, the family is shocked to find out that Mr. Smith has been transferred & the family will re-locate to New York. With the family devastated, Judy Garland sings (& debuts) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, to soothe her sisters.

This film not only celebrates life, but a strong bond between families, friends & the city you live in. It’s a classic! xo

 

1 Comment

  1. Melanie

    December 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

    One of my absolute favorites! When her grandpa dances her around the Christmas tree and she ends up with John Truit? Magic. Not to mention when she sings Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Perfect Choice!

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