Down East 2013 ©
A war hero (Dennis Morgan) becomes the object of a publicity stunt staged by magazine publisher (Sidney Greenstreet). The corpulent print mogul announces that Morgan has won a Christmas dinner, to be prepared by the magazine's housekeeping expert (Barbara Stanwyck) in her own Connecticut home.
The catch: Not only does Stanwyck not have a home in Connecticut, but she's never been in a kitchen in her life! She also doesn't have a husband (as her articles claim), so Stanwyck's erstwhile beau (Reginald Gardiner) is pressed into service as the hubby. As for the cooking, that will be handled by her neighbor, a master chef (S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall). This solves everything, right? Watch the fun and see!
Christmas in Connecticut has its own irresistible charm, and has become a perennial Christmas TV attraction.