December 15, 2011

25 Days: The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan

One of the joys of The Shop Around the Corner is that it is a Christmas film that doesn’t seem like a Christmas film. So, unlike White Christmas or Miracle on 34th Street, it actually occurs to me to watch The Shop Around the Corner at other times of the year. Almost the whole movie is set around Christmastime, so when you are actually watching The Shop Around the Corner it seems like a holiday film, but the plot of this romantic comedy really could have been set in any season. Read the rest of this entry »

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