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The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

 -  Drama  -  4 February 1954 (USA)
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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their WWII trials

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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their WWII trials

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4 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Nosso Natal em Família  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The Holly and the Ivy
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An Unappreciated Classic
25 December 2002 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

It is a shame that this film is not available on video or DVD in the North American format. (It is available in the PAL Video format.) I have not seen this film for a couple of years, as it was only shown by a few UHF stations, usually at an ungodly hour around Christmas. The film strikes a good balance between unsentimentality and an affirmation of the Christmas spirit.


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