Sister Celluloid

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STREAMING SATURDAY! THE HOLLY AND THE IVY Make for a Prickly Christmas

Hello, my classic movie family! I’ve spent most of the past year dealing with family and health issues and have been away. But I didn’t want to let the holidays pass without wishing you all joy and all good things. I also wanted to share this post on The Holly and the Ivy, one of my most beloved Christmas movies, which contains a link to the whole film. It can be a bit hard to track down, and I wanted to make sure you could see it!! Wishing you all the best for the holidays and the new year!

Love,
Janet

Sister Celluloid

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we bring you a free, fabulous movie to watch right here every week!

How can you help but love a Christmas movie where a brother and sister duck out on the family festivities to get roaring drunk?

They have their reasons. But then just about everyone has cause to knock back a few in The Holly and the Ivy, one of the least jolly Christmas movies ever. Which, for some of us, looks a lot like Christmas.

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Adapted by Anatole de Grunwald from a play by Wynyard Browne (who wrote the screenplay for Hobson’s Choice), the 1952 film used to be a holiday staple on PBS back when they showed old British movies all the time. (I blame them for my insatiable crushes on Alistair Sim, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Robert Donat and Trevor Howard. They’re lucky I still give them money.) But it hasn’t turned up…

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4 Comments

  1. Kim

    Will the link be up tomorrow for the streaming? This is my first time here. Thanks.

    • Kim, the link to the website with the film is right in the story; it’s not streaming. Just click the “Here it is!” link.

  2. I saw this film for the first time a few weeks ago, and everything about it is terrific: the cast, the script, the set. I’m glad you featured it on your site because this gem deserves to be more well known.

    Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be a kinder year to you and yours. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Ruth!! Wishing the same for you and all those you love!! ❤

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