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George Cukor directed this classic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's sentimental novel with a shimmering lavishness that is a prime example of the classic Hollywood style at its best. The story concerns the lives of four New England sisters -- Jo (Katharine Hepburn), Amy (Joan Bennett), Meg (Frances Dee), and Beth (Jean Parker) -- during the time of the Civil War, while the girls' father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. Released during the depths of the Depression, Little Women buoyed Americans' spirits. It still does.
ABOUT BOXING DAY: Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on December 26th, so called because it was customary for tradesmen to collect their Christmas boxes or gifts in return for good service throughout the year. Also, it included giving money and other gifts to charity. To keep the tradition of Boxing Day alive, many businesses, organizations, and families choose to donate their time, services, and money to charities, and provide gifts for those in need on this day.