Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: January 1, 1945 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 18 Critic Reviews
Positive:
17
Mixed:
1
Negative:
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Hollywood's great holiday musical is this sparkling adaptation of writer Sally Benson's memoir: a movie that takes us on a Currier and Ives 1903 holiday tour of St. Louis with the postcard-perfect Smith family. [08 Jan 2004, p.N1]
100
Underneath its sometimes frothy and often witty trappings, it’s a wistful meditation on the inevitable losses that accompany growing up and moving on. The real mood is captured perfectly in Judy Garland’s bittersweet rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. [16 Dec 2012]
100
Orlando SentinelCrosby Day
The first masterpiece of Hollywood's golden age of musicals. [22 Dec 1996, p.63]
88
The Seattle TimesDoug Knoop
It may be overly sentimental, but in my opinion, it's a great capper to the Christmas season. [26 Nov 2013, p.B3]