Merry Christmas, Art Departmental readers! It’s that time of year again: garland on mantels, tinsel on trees, and of course – Christmas movies on television. There are too many Christmas films to mention but here are a few classics I think have noteworthy production design elements in them.
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Art Director: Jack Okey | Set Decorator: Emile Kuri
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Production Designer: Reuben Freed | Art Director: Gavin Mitchell | Set Decorator: Mark S. Freeborn
Production Designer: J. Michael Riva | Art Director: Virginia L. Randolph | Set Decorator: Linda DeScenna
Christmas Vacation (1989)
Production Designer: Stephen Marsh | Art Director: Beala Neal | Set Decorator: Lisa Fischer
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
Production Designer: Sandy Veneziano | Art Director: Gary A. Lee | Set Decorator: Marvin March
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Art Director: Deane Taylor
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Production Designer: Michael Corenblith | Art Directors: Lauren E. Polizzi, Dan Webster | Set Decorator: Merideth Boswell
What’s your favourite Christmas movie and why?