A Natalie Wood Christmas

Upon its release, "Miracle on 34th Street" is deemed "morally objectable" by the Catholic Legion of Decency - true-believers on a mission from a motion picture hating god. They hated the soon-to-be Holiday classic because Maureen O'Hara's character was a divorcee with a little girl. Heavens to Betsy, I do declare. Natalie Wood plays O'Hara's daughter, the non-believing Susan. In real life, Wood still believes in Santa: “I guess I had an inkling that maybe it wasn’t so, but I really did think that Edmund Gwenn was Santa." Gwenn wins the Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Macy's Santa Claus. "I had never seen him without his beard because he used to come in early in the morning and spend several hours putting on this wonderful beard and mustache. And at the end of the shoot, when we had a set party, I saw this strange man, without the beard, and I just couldn’t get it together.”