Nation’s favourite black-and-white Christmas films have been reimagined in colour

Black and white Christmas films have been brought to life in a stunning new set of colourised images. 

Scenes from festive classics like It’s A Wonderful Life and Meet Me In St. Louis have been colourised as part of the online project by Israeli-based genealogy company MyHeritage.  

It will be the first time many fans will have seen their favourite characters and scenes as they would have been at the time of filming.

Highlights include a festive moment from Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and Holiday Inn (1942). Here are a selection of the best…  

1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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Genealogy company MyHeritage has colourised ten classic festive movies to reimagine some of the most iconic scenes including from Miracle on 34th Street from 1947 (above)

2. The Apartment (1960)

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Other classic festive films to have been given a splash of colour include The Apartment from 1960 (pictured)

 3. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

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It’s A Wonderful Life, released in 1946 and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, was also among the scenes to be colourised 

4. Holiday Inn (1942)

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This iconic scene (above) from the Holiday Inn 1942 was also reimagined with golden hues emanating from the fireplace

5. Remember The Night (1940)

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Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray starred in Remember The Night which was released in 1940 (pictured)

6. A Christmas Carol (1938)

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A Christmas Carol, released in 1938 and starring Reginald Owen as Ebeneezer Scrooge, was also given a colour make-over (pictured) 

7. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

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Christmas in Connecticut from 1945 (pictured) saw Barbara Stanwyck play the role of a food writer who lied about being the perfect housewife

8. The Holly And The Ivy (1952)

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One of the newly-colourised stills featured a festive scene from The Holly And The Ivy released in 1952 (pictured)

9. The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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The Bishop’s Wife, originally released in 1947, was also among the scenes reimagined (pictured) by genealogy company MyHeritage

10. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

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Christmas classic Meet Me In St. Louis, from 1944, featured Judy Garland in a tale of young love and childish fears


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