I love Christmas, and Christmas would not be Christmas without snuggling up under a blanket with the ones you love to watch Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. It is such a magical festive film and a firm family favourite. I love it. It makes me feel all warm inside, and for me does not work digitally remastered in colour. It has to be, as it is meant to be, in black and white.
James Stewart and Donna Reed form a formidable team in this festive fantasy. I always find myself singing ‘Buffalo Girl Won’t You Come Out Tonight’ long after the film is over. I love that song and that moment in the film. Just beautiful! George volunteers to lasso the moon for Mary. A lovely love story!
The most famous moment and quote from the film is near the end as the family are reunited by the Christmas tree.
This is a feel good comedy drama about hopes and dreams and love, families and friendships. It is about loyalty and faith. It is about Christmas, and it features the song that marks the end and beginning of every year, Auld Lang Syne.
One for the family to start the festivities and to make you want to snuggle up close to the ones that you love.
A beauty in black and white.
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