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Backstory — Christmas in Connecticut

christmas in connecticut

When is a Christmas movie not a Christmas movie? Well, for starters, when it’s released in August. But even more so, when it arrives before a time when the very notion of Christmas movies even existed. Christmas in Connecticut checks all of the boxes of a Christmas movie. Its events occur over Christmas, and there’s plenty of Christmas imagery. But at the time of its release, Christmas movies didn’t really exist. But of course they do today, and it’s mostly thanks a single, revolutionary, invention that would change Christmas forever. 

Thanks you Alonso Duralde, author of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, for appearing in this episode.

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