Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)


Les Mayfield


George Seaton

John Hughes


Richard Attenborough

Elizabeth Perkins

Dylan McDermott

Mara Wilson


A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.


Christmas movies fall outside of my Great Movie Re-Watch list. I was hoping that I would make it all the way through the 90s before Decemeber, sadly that did not happen. Oh well. It will be there to pick up later.

The first Christmas movie of the year was the 90s version of Miracle on 34th Street. I’ve seen it at least once, but I didn’t remember anything about it. I grew up watching the old one so this version had a lot of nostalgia to beat. It did not. I thought that Mara Wilson did a great job, I just wasn’t a fan of the changes made to the story. It didn’t help that my children were running around like crazed animals in their excitement for the beginning of the season. I did miss some of what was going on, so take my thoughts with a heaping dose of salt.

I didn’t see much romance going on between the couple and the fact that the movie ends with them getting married felt out of nowhere. I know he’d had a ring, but I didn’t realize they were there in their relationship. Again, it’s possible that I missed something. Because of that I’m not going to give the movie an actual ranking, but I don’t see myself choosing to watch this one over the classic version.


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