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Nostalgic baby names from old school holiday specials

When my husband and I watched the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street, we fell in love not only with the young star, but also with her name: Susan Elizabeth Walker. So much so, in fact, that we gave the name to our baby girl. Will one of these Christmas classics inspire your next baby name?

A Christmas Carol: A miserable, miserly businessman is given the opportunity to mend his ways, but first he has to suffer visits from the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future.

It’s a Wonderful Life: Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had never been born? What would your loved ones be doing today if you hadn’t come into their lives? George Bailey gets a chance to find out, thanks to newbie guardian angel Clarence.

Miracle on 34th Street: It will take a miracle to convince a jaded single mother that Santa Claus is real.

Christmas in Connecticut: A romantic Christmas comedy from 1954, starring Barbara Stanwyck.

Holiday Inn: The 1942 musical starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire and made Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” famous.

White Christmas: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen starred in the 1954 musical that was inspired by the 1942 film Holiday Inn.

A Christmas Story: This cult classic gave us everything from the Red Ryder BB Gun to the major award: a hideous lamp in the shape of a woman’s leg. Fans can’t get enough of this movie, which is why TNT runs a 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon every Thanksgiving.

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