This holiday season watch the 1945 holiday classic, “Christmas in Connecticut” starring Barbara Stanwyck at the Sunrise Sunday, Nov. 24, at 4 p.m. And then celebrate “Christmas ON Connecticut” with The Weymouth Center beginning Dec. 5.

“Christmas in Connecticut” is a feel-good, romantic comedy which debuted during the “post-war euphoria” that gripped America in 1945. The film grossed $3 million making it one of the year’s most successful movies. Stanwyck plays the country’s most famous food writer and housekeeping expert who writes about perfect meals made for her perfect child and perfect husband in their perfect Connecticut farmhouse.

The problem is, she’s actually single, lives in a small New York apartment, and can’t even boil an egg. The fantasy life sells magazines and keeps her unwitting publisher happy until a publicity stunt brings a war hero to her perfect farm for a perfect Christmas.

The charming farce has an all-star ensemble cast including Dennis Morgan as the war hero, Sydney Greenstreet as the publisher, Reginald Gardiner as the “husband,” and S.Z. Sakall as the true chef.  “Christmas in Connecticut” is a light-hearted romp and a great way to start the holidays. The film is sponsored by Knickers Lingerie.

Tickets are $8 reserved seating and are available at, at the Sunrise office, or by calling (910) 692-3611.

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