13. Christmas Holiday
Got a toothache from all these sugar plum fantasies? Check out the noir mood of this 1944 film which stars Deanna Durbin as a New Orleans dance hall hostess and Gene Kelly as a (gulp) murderer!? When Kelly goes to jail for killing a bookie, Durbin starts a new life in the Big Easy. She tells her tale to a US Army veteran and when Kelly comes after her and is shot by police, she gets a new start with the soldier.