Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (9 of 9)
Location: larkspur


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,994,761 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 9
The Holly & The Ivy [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ralph Richardson
The Holly & The Ivy [DVD] DVD ~ Ralph Richardson
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT STORY, 27 Nov 2009
Excellent film that really makes you feel like it is Christmas and experiencing a family coming together for the holidays.

1952 THE HOLLY AND THE IVY with Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton and Celia Johnson. Richardson is a Parson and Celia Johnson is his daughter who keeps house for him. A son, Denholm Elliot and another daughter, Margaret Leighton are coming home to spend Christmas with them. During the family gathering, secrets/truths are told and there becomes a family re-awakening of each other.

Because Richardson is a Parson, his children think they have to shield him from the truth about themselves. As one daughter says, not for any particular reason, only… Read more