Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
When one stops to think of the Thanksgiving holiday in America, on inevitably thinks about The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
That is where our latest entry begins.
Miracle on 34th street was made by 20th Century Fox and stars Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, John Payne and Natalie Wood.
Set surrounding the parade, the story is of a little old man named 'Kris Kringle' who becomes Macy's Santa Claus. Only then do the employees find out that he believes that he really is Santa Claus.
The movie was released in May of 1947 due to the fact that Darryl F. Zanuck believed more people went to the movies during the summer.
On a trivial note, according to Wikipedia, The Christmas window displays seen in the film were originally made by Steiff for Macy's. Macy's later sold the window displays to FAO Schwartz in New York. FAO Schwartz then sold the windows to the Marshall & Ilsley Bank of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they are on display every December in the bank's lobby on North Water Street.
Here is the climactic scene in this holiday favorite