Christmas in July Reviews

January 4, 2020
A breeze to watch, and Sturges packs the brief running time with plenty of his trademark wit, skewering corporate vanity and overconfident male bluster in equal measure.
November 30, 2019
A delightful effort worth watching on Christmas Day, Independence Day, and even Arbor Day.
January 18, 2019
It's a small gem, almost too short to mention (67 minutes), but glitteringly perfect nonetheless.
September 8, 2010
Seemingly as cozy as The Gift of the Magi yet in reality more stinging than Revolutionary Road
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December 5, 2008
Produced for a paltry $325,000, it once again gives the lie to the arbitrary Hollywood assumption that a film's quality is in direct proportion to its cost.
April 8, 2008
Sub par Preston Sturges comedy starring Dick Powell.
November 13, 2007
A mildly diverting programmer, Christmas in July lacks both the overall spontaneity and entertainment impress of Sturges' first picture.
December 4, 2006
A wonderful present that's perfect for anytime of the year.
November 21, 2006
Tragically underseen, this Preston Sturges comedy is all of 68 minutes long (including the credits) and is a freakin' laugh riot from start to finish.
August 4, 2006
... filled with clever zingers on the American Dream.
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February 9, 2006
Minor but delightful Sturges comedy.
January 28, 2006
As a creator of rich and human comedy Mr. Sturges is closing fast on the heels of Frank Capra.
June 30, 2005
June 1, 2005
September 3, 2004
January 21, 2004
Charming, funny, too often overlooked Sturges classic.
November 7, 2003
May 24, 2003
Sprightly Sturges comedy that while not being one of his celebrated films is still a little gem.
January 1, 2000
Preston Sturges's second feature as writer-director (1940, 66 min.) is in many ways the most underrated of his movies -- a riotous comedy-satire about capitalism that bites so deep it hurts.