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The Holly and the Ivy
A beloved British Christmas classic starring Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, and Margaret Leighton, about a country vicar who, one Christmas, discovers that his mindful ministrations to his parishioners have blinded him to his family’s needs.
UK | 1952 | George More O’Ferrall
Little known in the U.S., this beloved British Christmas classic stars Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter), Margaret Leighton, and Denholm Elliott. It’s a moving account of a widowed country vicar who, one Christmas, discovers that his mindful ministrations to his parishioners have blinded him to needs within his own family. From a popular play by Wynyard Browne. “The best Christmas picture…We need this film at Christmas time and always.View more
The Holly and the Ivy, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 12/18 thru 1/7 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $8, and you have five days to watch it.