TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES to Air Classic Christmas Double Feature 12/7
Special Fathom Features: Double feature presentation of A Christmas Carol ('38) and Christmas in Connecticut ('45) including a specially produced introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
Date: Sunday, December 7
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)Run Time: 3 hours 5 minutes (approximate)
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invite you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a classic Christmas double feature event. On Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time) the original 1938 holiday classic Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and the 1945 romantic comedy Christmas in Connecticutwill return to the big screen in a special one day only event.
The first film in this Christmas double feature begins with the original 1938 version of Charles Dickens' timeless tale A Christmas Carol. The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is invited to Christmas Eve dinner by his kindly nephew Fred. After refusing to celebrate the holiday, considering Christmas a humbug, Scrooge goes home to his empty house. He is soon visited by the three infamous spirits, who show him the errors of his selfish ways. Scrooge awakens a different man, vowing to keep the spirit of Christmas alive throughout the year.
Immediately following a short intermission, settle back into your seat and get cozy with Barbara Stanwyck for the heartwarming 1945 romantic comedy, Christmas in Connecticut. Elizabeth Lane, an author of a popular magazine column "Diary of a Housewife," lives alone in New York and can't cook. When an injured war hero reads her column, he decides to spend the holidays on Elizabeth's farm in Connecticut. Elizabeth must devise an elaborate scheme to provide a family holiday and save her job.
Both films will begin with a specially produced introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz where audiences will learn about what makes each of these titles a holiday classic.