06 December 2011

The Miracle of Persuasion #nlpoli

Miracle on 34th Street is your humble e-scribbler’s favourite Christmas movie, tied with the Alistair Sim version of A Christmas Carol.

Over at copyblogger.com, Susan Daffron ties Miracle on 34th Street with persuasive writing. It’s a cute angle handled very effectively.

For those who are interested in those sorts of things, the illustration for her post is one of the original movie posters for Miracle.

20th Century Fox released the movie during the summer of 1947 and played down the Christmas angle and the Santa Claus storyline in favour of Maureen O’Hara and John Payne.  Subsequent advertising usually has featured Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle and Natalie Wood as the precocious eight-year-old Susan.

And for those who don’t want to read the post, here’s a clip from the movie that tugs at the heartstrings.

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