The holiday season is still a few months away, but we're definitely not above breaking out the tinsel and candy canes a bit earlier than usual. Last year, we released our White Christmas episode perfectly timed to Christmas Eve, but this time around, we're taking a closer look at the 1945 release Christmas in Connecticut starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan and Sydney Greenstreet.
Lori London, author of the Tripi the Fly children's book series, joins us to discuss the holiday-set romantic comedy, how its commentary on gender norms is actually far ahead of its time and the way in which its story relates to people who pursue passion over profit. We'll also get the lowdown on Lori's latest Tripi project and what the future may hold for her endearing little traveler.
So pack your bags — you too, Tripi! — and prepare for a festive trip to up north!
SYNOPSIS While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) grows familiar with the "Diary of a Housewife" column written by Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck). Jeff's nurse arranges with Elizabeth's publisher, Alexander Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet), for Jeff to spend the holiday at Elizabeth's bucolic Connecticut farm with her husband and child. But the column is a sham, so Yardley hastens to arrange a publicity ploy by setting up single, nondomestic Elizabeth on a country farm.
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