Do You Believe in Santa Claus? These days, Santa is one of those things that adults aren’t encouraged to believe in. That’s because it’s too easy to accept the idea that old St. Nick is just a symbol of commercialization that appears on Coca-Cola cans every holiday season. There are so many Santa Clauses in pop culture that we forget that the spirit of Christmas is in giving gifts rather than receiving gifts. 1947 film miracle on 34th street It came to fruition when it introduced audiences to Kris Kringle, the Macy’s department store Santa who embodied the best attributes of Christmas so well that he might as well have been the real Santa Claus.
Hollywood loves remakes, and in 1994, miracle on 34th street It was remade for a new generation of audiences. In 2023, both versions of miracle on 34th street Are considered holiday classics and they are both available to stream. As an early Christmas gift, we’re going to tell you where you can find both of these.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Edmund Gwenn is possibly the only actor to have won an Academy Award for playing Santa. At least that’s true if you believe Gwen’s Kris Kringle was the real deal. Gwen was so charming in the role that he won Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, while the film won two additional screenwriting awards.
Gwen appeared opposite future Hollywood icon Natalie Wood in the role of Susan Walker, a young girl who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus… until she meets Chris. Susan’s mother, Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara), is frustrated by Chris’s strong belief that he is Santa. And when Chris is inadvertently committed to the asylum, Doris’ significant other, Fred Gailey (John Payne), has to go to court and prove that he is the true Santa Claus.
Watch Miracle on 34th Street (1947) On Hulu.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Wonder! It’s Huludays on Hulu, and since Disney has both versions of it miracle on 34th street, it wouldn’t make sense to leave one of them on the shelf. The remake’s story is mostly similar to the 1947 version, starring Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle, Elizabeth Perkins as Dora Walker, and Mara Wilson as Susan Walker. For this incarnation of the film, Dore’s boyfriend was renamed Brian Bedford and played by Dylan McDermott.
Surprisingly, Massey declined to be involved in the remake despite it being Chris’s place of employment in the original film. That was Macy’s loss, because the remake miracle on 34th street It’s just as enjoyable as it was 47 years ago. Since it’s now been 29 years since the remake hit theaters, we may be due for another remake in the near future.
Watch Miracle on 34th Street (1994) On Hulu.