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December 23, 2021

A Holiday Classic: Beautiful Stills of Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, and Edmund Gwenn. The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the effect of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa.

Miracle on 34th Street won three Academy Awards: Edmund Gwenn for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Valentine Davies for Best Writing, Original Story, and George Seaton for Best Writing, Screenplay. The film was also nominated for Best Picture. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.

Since then Miracle on 34th Street has become a perennial Christmas favorite. Take a look through these beautiful stills of the film:

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