Miracle on 34th Street (1994) is a Christmas movie that shouldn’t exist, but there’s no problem that it does. It was released in the mid-90’s and a lot of my generation probably grew up with it. I wasn’t one of them since I wasn’t like most kids growing up. I watched the original first and didn’t watch the remake until a little later. Even though it employs many people who were big at the time. Like John Hughes, Elizabeth Perkins, or child star Mara Wilson. With this being one of her three biggest roles at the time (the other two being Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda). Plus you can’t go wrong with Dr. Hammond himself Richard Attenborough as Santa Claus. Miracle on 34th Street (1994) overall has the exact same story. There are just a few cosmetic changes. Like Kris Kringle using sign language instead of speaking Dutch with a little girl. Despite what my title may suggest, Macy’s is not used in the movie and neither is Gimbels. Macy’s because they didn’t want to be involved in the remake. Gimbels because they went out of business. The deciding factor in the court case was also changed. Let’s just say it involves American currency instead of the mail. Miracle on 34th Street (1994) is harmless enough, but I like to stick to the classics.
Remake of: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)