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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