As a die-hard Frank Capra fan, this is probably my fave holiday movie of all time. The fact that I love Capra's stable of contract players is only icing on the cake. With Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in the lead and Barrymore as the nastiest villain in the world, I cannot resist. BTW, I prefer the original black & white version over the Turner "colorized" offering.
This for me is better than Miracle of 34th Street, although I do love little Natalie Wood.