15. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Barbara Stanwyck is a newspaper columnist who portrays herself as a happily married 1940s Martha Stewart. But in reality she's a single gal who knows more about shopping for furs than cooking, cleaning and sewing. Trouble starts when her magazine invites a war hero to spend a perfect Christmas with her and her perfect family. How can a classic still be contemporary? It was like the writer of the film had a time machine that took him to 2008.