Volume 3 of Thomas Dean Team's Holiday Film Faves

Posted by Brian Cleary on

It’s snuggle time. And what goes great with a couch and a loved one? A list of binge-watch worthy holiday classics. I humbly submit the final installment of Thomas Dean team’s all-time faves, 

THE FILM: Miracle on 34th Street

THE ERA: Late 1940s

THE CLOTHES: Lady hats, shoulder pads, and lots of nice wool suitings, wide lapels, dress shirts, ties, and one Santa outfit.

WHY IT’S GREAT: The twinkle in the eye of Kris Kringle alone should be enough to convert even the most cynical of heart.

THE FILM: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

THE ERA: Late 1980s

THE CLOTHES: Shawl-lapelled cardigan, novelty tie, down vest and a Santa hat over Chevy Chase’s trademark smirk.

WHY IT’S GREAT: Holiday “disasters” exist to inform us that life and love and family are oftentimes messy. Sh*tter’s full.

THE FILM: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

THE ERA: Late 1980s

THE CLOTHES: Down jackets, topcoats, plaid scarves, and a good-looking Fedora atop the snowy-haired Steve Martin.

WHY IT’S GREAT: While technically a Thanksgiving film, it’s about spending time with difficult people at a holiday, which can pretty much be applied to Christmas as well.

THE FILM: The Family Stone

THE ERA: Mid-2000s

THE CLOTHES: From turtlenecks to windowpane plaid shirts to sweater vests, suits, ties and comfy sleepwear: at least from a sartorial standpoint, this film has it all.

WHY IT’S GREAT: If you’ve ever felt like you don’t belong someplace, this is the movie for you.

THE FILM: The Santa Claus

THE ERA: Mid-1990s

THE CLOTHES: The centerpiece from a wardrobe standpoint is Tim Allen in a generously proportioned red union suit.

WHY IT’S GREAT: Because divorced dads rock.

THE FILM: White Christmas

THE ERA: Mid-1950s

THE CLOTHES: Suits, ties, top hats, army uniforms and more.

WHY IT’S GREAT: What’s great about a movie called “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby in it? Here’s a hint: He’s a pretty decent singer.

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Your Friends at Thomas Dean!


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