8. Christmas In Connecticut
Barbara Stanwyck must pull of a Christmas charade in this farcical 1945 comedy. Food writer Stanwyck must pretend to be the domestic goddess she purports to be in her magazine column (think a yesteryear Pioneer Woman) for her boss and a World War II hero he's invited to dinner. Hi-jinx ensue, as they do, but this screwball comedy with great banter is grounded by Stanwyck's powerful performance and her chemistry with costar Dennis Morgan.