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!